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Instantly Set Mac iChat Profile Image With Photo Booth

So you read the previous post about setting up your Mac iChat account and adding a new buddy to gossip with, now you need a snazzy profile pick!

Instead of trawling through last years Christmas snaps trying to find a picture where you don’t look like Rudolf whilst recovering from that nasty cold, you can take one instantly using your built-in iSight camera.

To ensure you don’t get that embarassing deer caught in head lights look as you wait anxiously for the shutter to got off, amongst its many useful features iSight can take 4 continuous shots, allowing you to pick the best out of the bunch.

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Here’s how to take a beautiful profile photo with iSight…

1.) You’ve guess it, lets begin by activating your built in camera by double clicking on your Photo Booth icon in your Dock (or applications folder).

2.) Next you will want to decide on what type of snap shot your would like to take by clicking on the sample. There are so many funny, albeit not always flattering effects to select from.

3.) Now all that’s left to do is pose nicely, say cheese and click the Camera button to take your shot.

Once snapped Photo Booth automatically saves the image as a thumbnail at the bottom of the window. Select it to open it full size for a closer inspection.

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So you have just taken a glamorous pic, here is how to set your iChat buddy icon…

1.) This is spookily simple. Select the thumbnail image you have just taken in photo booth by clicking to highlight.

2.) Next go ahead and click on the Buddy Picture icon. That’s it!

Like magic your Photo Both makes a copy of the image, automatically opens up iChat and displays the image in your Buddy picture Window. To add slight adjustments you can resize the picture using the slider. Once perfected just click set and “Hey Presto” you are done.

Sophie Tucker

Sophie Tucker

Chef Author at MacNerdy.com
Hi I'm Sophie, Chef Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly 🙂
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Hi I'm Sophie, Chef Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly :)