How to Take a Picture of Myself With a Mac Computer

By Deanna Koch

When Apple introduced Photo Booth software, it became easy to take pictures of yourself with a Mac. As with most Mac software, Photo Booth is intuitive and easy to use. Once you have snapped a photo of yourself, you can use the photo as a desktop picture, email it to friends or upload it to a website. Photo Booth also allows you to change your photo and add some pizazz to it.

Things You'll Need

  • Mac Computer with OS 10.4 or newer
  • Webcam or iSight
  • Photo Booth

Step 1

Click on "Hard Drive," the "Applications" folder and then "Photo Booth."

Step 2

When Photo Booth opens, you will see yourself on the monitor. Position yourself as desired for the photo.

Step 3

Click the red camera icon in the center of the screen when you are ready. The computer will give a count down of three warning beeps, the flash will go off and your picture is taken.

Tips & Warnings

  • Click the camera icon as many times as you like to retake your photo. Each shot will appear in the scrolling area for you to save to iPhoto or elsewhere.
  • Under the View menu, you can choose "Show effects" before taking your photo to alter the look of the photo.

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