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Can you turn off the flash in Photo Booth?
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Dec 17, 2007, 11:53 PM
 
Photo Booth is an enjoyable app, but the screen flash ruins a lot.

The light is too cold, and washes out the eyes with large, screen sized, white rectanbles.

In good light, you don't need the flash.

Can you switch off the flash?
     
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Dec 18, 2007, 12:05 AM
 
Hold Shift and click the shutter button.

Hold Option to take a shot without the count down.
     
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Dec 18, 2007, 12:11 AM
 
Originally Posted by zro View Post
Hold Shift and click the shutter button.

Hold Option to take a shot without the count down.
The Shift key thing didn't work. I held down shift, clicked the release button, but the flash went off anyway.

Holding down the option key indeed skipped the countdown.
     
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Dec 18, 2007, 12:24 AM
 
I googled around a bit.

Maybe pressing the shift button only works in Leopard.

A workaround for Tiger would be ctrl + option + command + 8 to invert screen colors to black.

Downside: you see yourself in inverted colors.
( Last edited by Veltliner; Dec 18, 2007 at 08:15 PM. )
     
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Dec 18, 2007, 01:50 AM
 
Originally Posted by zro View Post
Hold Shift and click the shutter button.

Hold Option to take a shot without the count down.
Wow! Thank you! I've wanted to turn off that crappy flash for so long.. It ruined hundreds of pictures

Both of your tricks worked under 10.5.1
     
   
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