I have a MacBook Pro at work, but am new to Macs and have never used the webcam outside of Skype. Is it possible to take a still photo with the webcam?

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Yes, use the Photo Booth application.


Check out /Applications/Photo Booth.app


You can with PhotoBooth. You can also use all kinds of crazy effects. I suggest trying this when you don't have any important appointments later. :)

  1. Open Photobooth in Finder under Applications
  2. Take picture or a couple of pictures.
  3. Click Export and choose a directory to save your picture and name your picture if you do not want the default name.

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