The Photo Booth app lets you take selfies and record videos through a Mac’s built-in camera or a third-party camera. But the app’s simple interface can make it a little tricky to figure out how to extract images.
There are three ways:
• Select an image or video in the row below the main window, and then Control-click (or right click on your mouse) and select Export.
• Select one or more images or videos (hold down Shift to select a range or use Command to add or remove) and drag into the Finder.
• Go to your home directory (in the Finder, choose Go > Home) and open the Pictures folder. Control-click (or right click) the Photo Booth Library and choose Show Package Contents. Open the Pictures folder within. (If you’ve used effects on an image, the unmodified version is in the Originals folder.)
If you want to delete media stored in Photo Booth, you can select one or more items, Control-click on one of them, and choose Delete. Or you can empty them out of the library in the Finder.
This Mac 911 article is in response to a question submitted by Macworld reader Alison.
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