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How To Take Photos on Your MacBook Pro

Mar 19, 2018 11:43:00 AM / by BaseQi

How to take photo on MacBook Pro

The MacBook Pro is a well-rounded machine. It has excellent features that enable you not only work, but have fun as well—like the camera. The camera on newer MacBook Pro models (2011 - present) is called the FaceTime HD Camera, while older MacBook Pro models (2010 and earlier) had cameras called iSight.

With your MacBook’s camera, you can take photos and videos and of course FaceTime with your contacts. Both the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro are equipped with 720p cameras, so you can capture photos and record videos at crystal clear high-definition.

Taking photos with the FaceTime HD Camera and Photo Booth

New to the world of MacBooks and still don’t know how to take photos on yours? Don’t worry, it’s easy. You can take pictures on your MacBook Pro with the Photo Booth app, which was first released in 2005 and has been a staple of macOS and iOS devices ever since. To activate Photo Booth and start your photo session, follow these instructions.

  1. Go to Finder.

  2. Under Favorites, click on Applications.

  3. Look for Photo Booth on the list of apps.

  4. If for any reason you can’t find it, type Photo Booth on the Search bar and wait for the app to appear.

  5. Click on Photo Booth and wait for it to load.

  6. When you’re ready to take a selfie, click on the red camera icon at the bottom of the app.(Once clicked, Photo Booth will count down from 3 and then take your picture)

  7. You can also add certain effects to your selfie by clicking on the Effects button at the lower-right hand corner of the Photo Booth window.

The great thing about Photo Booth is that there is no set up required. All you have to do is open it on your MacBook, and you can use it immediately. You don’t need to use any other app to take photos on your MacBook because Photo Booth has everything you need.

Location of your saved photos

Whenever you take a photo with Photo Booth, the app automatically saves these photos on the Photo Booth Library, which is the row of photos you can see at the bottom of the Photo Booth window.

You can also add any photo taken on Photo Booth to your MacBook’s Photos library by doing the following:

  1. Click on the photo you want to add to Photos.

  2. Click on the Share icon (box with an upward arrow) located at the bottom-right portion of the Photo Booth window.

  3. Select the “Add to Photos” option.

  4. To select multiple photos to add, simply hold the Command (⌘) key while clicking on the photos you want.

You can also share your photos on your Facebook or Twitter account, or AirDrop them to any of your contacts.


Adobe Photoshop is a great way to enhance your photos. Here is a detailed guide on how to use photoshop on a Mac.


Additional storage for your photos

What if your MacBook Pro’s storage isn’t enough to hold your photos? What are you going to do? No need to worry, as there are actually plenty of effective storage solutions available.

Getting a BaseQi Ninja Stealth Drive or an external hard disk drive (HDD) are two of the easiest solutions you can try. Here’s how they differ.

  • BaseQi Ninja Stealth Drive

Looking for convenience? Then Ninja Stealth Drive is perfect for you. An SD card adapter, it supports any Micro SD brand and capacity. With the Ninja Stealth Drive, you can easily have more than 400GB worth of storage on your MacBook Pro.

The Ninja Stealth Drive also has a lightweight but durable aluminium design and is finished in the exact same way as MacBooks. This means that when you insert it into your MacBook Pro, it will fit perfectly—no unattractive protrusions whatsoever.

  • External Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

On the other hand, if you are after a high storage capacity, then an external HDD is your best bet. With brands offering HDDs with as much as 12TB worth of storage, you’re definitely not going to run out of storage for your photos. You won’t have any problem looking for one that suits your needs since a majority of external HDDs are already MacBook-compatible.

When you shop for an external HDD, just remember that they tend to be pricey. You can probably find a few that are $100 or less, but they don’t have high capacities. High-capacity external HDDs cost $200 or even more.

Now that you know how to take photos on your MacBook, you can try it out for yourself.


Hi, we are team Baseqi, thank you for reading our blog. We are a technology startup founded by a team of passionate designers and Apple fanatics. Our goal is to design unique and high-quality accessories at cutting edge prices for all Apple lovers.


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Written by BaseQi

Our company officially started in 2013. Since then, we have fans purchasing our products from all over the world. Our mission is to invent stylish accessories and gadgets for fans around the world.

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