How do I stop Photo Booth.app making sounds on the countdown and on the capture?

Sounds like a "beep - beep - beep" countdown and a shutter sound for capture.

How do I mute the app?

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    Simply muting the computer while using the app wont do?
    – Perry
    Commented Jul 29, 2019 at 21:15
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    @Perry no bc I want other sounds to be playing, and it's annoying to mute the computer anyway
    – minseong
    Commented Jul 30, 2019 at 6:40
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    I don't think there's any way to do it, it's frustrating and unnecessary sound Commented Apr 19, 2020 at 11:35
  • another classic case of apple UX "design" :/
    – worc
    Commented May 15, 2020 at 22:18

1 Answer 1


Here's a possible option for you:

Hold down Option key while clicking the camera button. It'll instantly take the picture and not use the screen flash, but it will be silent.

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