Chatting online with your friends isn’t the only thing you can use the webcam for. Apps like FotoBooth help you quickly snap pictures.
The software comes with a simple interface that’s focused on the images transmitted by your camera.
In order to take a picture, you have to simply click on the camera icon in the middle of the app. After the three second countdown, the image is captured.
With the picture displayed on the screen, you can apply various filters. Customizing the images is done with great ease. You only need to choose one of the available effects, such as Twirl, X-Ray, Pixelate, Fish Eye, Distort, Hex Cells, Tube view, Smudger, Static, Blur, Emboss, Ghost, Sepia, Red, Green and Blue. In the nine-box panel, the center picture is “normal”, so you can effectively compare the before and after results.
Once the images are in the thumbnail viewer at the bottom of the interface, you can decide what to do with each file. They can be sent directly to the Recycle Bin or magnified by bringing them to a large window.
Another possibility is sharing the pictures on the Internet. To be able to do this, you must have a Flickr account and supply a few personal details such as the API key and Secret Key to tie the account to the app.
All in all, FotoBooth is a program that can be helpful when you need to snap a picture of yourself or of your environment but lack other gadgets. The interface is easy to use and intuitive, so anyone should be able to figure out the ins and outs of this software.