We are at a time when Apple based products especially Macintosh computers and laptops are witnessing significant growth in the international market. It is inevitable to know the functioning of Apple based Macintosh computers and laptops especially the iChat as well as Photo Booth applications.
Users usually have a misconception that both of the applications require additional plug-ins as well as software. The fact is that both iChat as well as Photo Booth are default applications that are present in Apple based Macintosh operating systems.
The in-built camera that is present in the Apple laptop is the default camera that the users make use of while video chatting. With the help of Photo Booth application, users can take photos as well as videos. The users can also customize the photos as well as video background by making use of the Photo Booth application.
Now let’s take a close look at the functioning of iChat as well as Photo Booth.
Users will have to click the ‘Go’ button that is present at the upper side of the menu bar
In the sub-menu, click ‘Applications’
From the applications, select ‘iChat’ icon
Double click the iChat icon
iChat application is launched
From the buddy list, users will have to select the ‘username’ that is provided
Then click the icon that represents the ‘video camera’
As per the Apple iChat support page, if the user on the other side is interested in video chatting, then that user must have a webcam as well as the user also should be online
Now the user has to click the ‘Effects’ button
The Effects button is represented in the left corner at the bottom of the video chat window
Effects button is used in order to enhance and add special effects on to the background
If the user wishes to expand the size of the window, then users will have to click the arrow icon that is present at the bottom of the video chat window
Finally after finishing the video chatting, the users will have to click the Red button that is present in the top left corner of the video chat window in order to finally end the video chatting session
In the top of the menu bar in the laptop screen, users will have to click the ‘Go’ button
From the sub-menu present, click Applications
Double click the ‘Photo Booth Icon’ in order to launch the application
Users will have to click the Red Camera icon in order to take a picture
The icon is present especially in the middle of the application window
Another method is the clicking of film icon that helps the users to switch to the video mode
For recording, users will have to click the red camera icon that is present in the middle of the application window
For bringing the special effects, select the button that represents ‘1’ that is present next to the ‘effects’ button in order to bring image distortions
If the user wish to choose a background image of their choice, then the user will have to click ‘2’
This is how the users can use iChat as well as Photo Booth application for video chatting as well as capturing photos.