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Shooting videos and pictures in Photo Booth

From: Mac OS X Lion Essential Training

Video: Shooting videos and pictures in Photo Booth

Do you have a child? Better yet, do you have a squirmy child? Perfect, then Photo Booth is for you. Show it to any kid or anyone who is a kid at heart, and they'll be sold on the Mac. It works like this. Go down to the dock, choose Photo Booth, and here I am. Nice to see you again. Just so you know you can't use Photo Booth unless you have a camera attached to your Mac. That can be a USB or FireWire camera, or it can be the iSight that's built into your iMac or your laptop for example.

Shooting videos and pictures in Photo Booth

Do you have a child? Better yet, do you have a squirmy child? Perfect, then Photo Booth is for you. Show it to any kid or anyone who is a kid at heart, and they'll be sold on the Mac. It works like this. Go down to the dock, choose Photo Booth, and here I am. Nice to see you again. Just so you know you can't use Photo Booth unless you have a camera attached to your Mac. That can be a USB or FireWire camera, or it can be the iSight that's built into your iMac or your laptop for example.

So let's take a look at how this works. You have three settings at the bottom. You have the traditional Photo Booth settings, so I can take four shots in a row, and of course, when you do this, you have to mug horribly at the camera. So click the camera button, countdown, and there I am in all my muggy goodness. So if you want to look at your picture, simply select it and there is your picture.

If I wanted to, I suppose I could click the Share button and I could e-mail this, I could add it to iPhoto, I could set it as an account picture or I could set it as my buddy picture in iChat. I am not sure if that's a good idea. So for now, I'm going to actually delete this one. So you do that by clicking on the little x there. You also can take a single shot. you've seen how to take your traditional shot, so let's look at the effects. And here is the normal effect that's me in the middle, but I can add a different effect.

So this is a new one in Lion. This is the Love Struck. Gosh, I love lynda.com. And there I am. Oh, that's good. I'm going to send that one to lynda. Okay, so that's that. Iow, let's take a look at the movie feature. So I click on movie, I click the camera button, and I'm back live again. Now you can shoot movies with this as well. Let's click on Effects. If I want to shoot a normal movie, I would just choose Normal, but there are other effects built-in as well.

Let's try Frog, and I'll click Record. Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit. Very nice. That's one I'm not going to be sending to my family anytime soon, but I want to see that --ribbit, ribbit, ribiit. You could see I might want to trim the end of that one, so I will click on Trim, move the yellow bar over a little bit, so that I don't have me looking down at the camera, maybe trim that a bit as well, and then click on the checkmark and then my movie is trimmed, and again, I can share this out if I had any reason to do so. So I could email or add to iPhoto, and so on and so forth.

Let's bring me back live. One other thing we can do is you can have a motion effect. So I click on Effects, I go a few more pages, and here is a motion effect that does a green screen like effect. So I choose something like fish, I get out of the frame and now I come back into the frame when it tells me it's okay, and now you can see that I have this nice background behind me that is totally real. I can swim here.

Once it's captured that, I can go into Effects, and I can choose a different motion background. So here I'm in France. It is very nice in France. They have very good bread and wonderful cheese and great wine, and very nice people. Back to Effects, and before you leave, I'm going you to take a trip to the moon. So thanks very much for checking out Photo Booth, and I'll see you later!

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Mac OS X Lion Essential Training

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  1. 1m 26s
    1. Welcome
      53s
    2. Using the exercise files
      33s
  2. 4m 42s
    1. Installing Lion
      4m 42s
  3. 44m 44s
    1. Touring the Finder
      10m 19s
    2. Launching and working with apps
      4m 22s
    3. Sorting and starting apps with Launchpad
      3m 13s
    4. Organizing workspaces with Mission Control
      4m 35s
    5. Using trackpad gestures
      8m 22s
    6. Using mouse gestures
      2m 22s
    7. Understanding file saving in Lion
      4m 35s
    8. Using Text to Speech
      3m 9s
    9. Installing software
      3m 47s
  4. 26m 51s
    1. Personalizing the interface
      7m 31s
    2. Staying current with Software Update
      4m 13s
    3. Configuring Mail, Address Book, and iCal
      5m 2s
    4. Setting up printers
      3m 39s
    5. Backing up with Time Machine
      6m 26s
  5. 10m 49s
    1. Finding files with Spotlight
      5m 16s
    2. Digging deeper with Finder searches
      5m 33s
  6. 39m 6s
    1. Configuring basic personal preferences
      11m 14s
    2. Optimizing Mission Control preferences
      3m 42s
    3. Configuring basic Audio and Video preferences
      4m 34s
    4. Adjusting Input Device preferences
      7m 45s
    5. Configuring Bluetooth input devices
      2m 36s
    6. Modifying Date & Time Preferences
      2m 38s
    7. Getting on the internet
      3m 56s
    8. Using an alternate startup disk
      2m 41s
  7. 3m 22s
    1. Understanding Dashboard widgets
      3m 22s
  8. 23m 20s
    1. Navigating the interface
      6m 30s
    2. Filtering junk mail and sorting messages with rules
      4m 22s
    3. Scheduling appointments with iCal
      6m 38s
    4. Organizing contacts with Address Book
      5m 50s
  9. 37m 5s
    1. Basic word processing in TextEdit
      7m 56s
    2. Using Dictionary
      2m 51s
    3. Preview: Working with images
      6m 20s
    4. Preview: Working with PDFs
      6m 13s
    5. Installing and managing fonts
      5m 37s
    6. Creating quick notes using Stickies
      3m 24s
    7. Using Calculator
      4m 44s
  10. 34m 27s
    1. Navigating the web
      4m 49s
    2. Working with bookmarks
      7m 15s
    3. Adding and reading RSS feeds
      2m 38s
    4. Using Reading List
      3m 7s
    5. Saving web pages and creating web clips
      1m 15s
    6. Using Safari to search the web
      3m 13s
    7. Opening local files in Safari
      2m 33s
    8. Working with Safari's preferences
      4m 33s
    9. Configuring privacy settings
      5m 4s
  11. 13m 45s
    1. Playing media
      9m 3s
    2. Recording
      4m 42s
  12. 18m 26s
    1. Video chatting in FaceTime
      5m 26s
    2. Text and video messaging in iChat
      9m 6s
    3. Shooting videos and pictures in Photo Booth
      3m 54s
  13. 12m 46s
    1. Automating complex tasks
      12m 46s
  14. 13m 55s
    1. Monitoring system performance
      3m 20s
    2. Setting up a Windows installation in Boot Camp
      3m 49s
    3. Formatting, partitioning, and repairing storage devices
      6m 46s
  15. 15m 55s
    1. Understanding sharing
      4m 59s
    2. Sharing files on a network
      3m 23s
    3. Screen sharing with a remote computer
      4m 7s
    4. Sending files with AirDrop
      3m 26s
  16. 38m 47s
    1. Modifying Language & Text settings
      6m 38s
    2. Optimizing Security & Privacy settings
      6m 24s
    3. Configuring access for for the disabled
      7m 23s
    4. Using Energy Saver
      4m 42s
    5. Adding and changing users
      6m 19s
    6. Configuring Parental Controls
      7m 21s
  17. 18m 33s
    1. Preventive measures: Creating a Lion boot drive
      7m 40s
    2. Understanding and configuring permissions
      3m 6s
    3. Troubleshooting techniques
      7m 47s
  18. 6m 11s
    1. Techniques for using the Mac efficiently
      5m 22s
    2. Next steps
      49s

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