The Photo Booth app lets you take selfies and record videos using a Mac’s built-in camera or a third-party camera. However, the app’s simple user interface can make it a little difficult to figure out how to extract images.

There are three options:

• Select an image or video in the row below the main window, Ctrl-click (or right-click) and select Export.


• Select one or more pictures or videos (hold the Shift key to select a range, or use the add or remove command) and drag them into the Finder.

• Change to your home directory (select Go> Home in the Finder) and open the Pictures folder. Control-click (or right-click) the Photo Booth library and choose View Package Contents. Open the Pictures In folder. (If you used effects on an image, the unmodified version is in the Originals folder.)

To delete media stored in Photo Booth, you can select one or more items, Control-click one of them, and choose Delete. Or you can empty them from the library in the Finder.

This Mac 911 article is in response to a question from Macworld reader Alison.

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