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Take a Photo Booth picture without the flash Apps
If you hold the Shift key while taking a photo in Photo Booth, you'll disable the flash. This can be useful for photographing highly reflective objects.

You can combine this with the Option key (see this hint) to avoid the three second delay and disable the flash.
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Take a Photo Booth picture without the flash
Authored by: ateichman on Nov 27, '07 03:47:51PM

Hmmm. Doesn't work for me. Is this Leopard only?



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Take a Photo Booth picture without the flash
Authored by: ianeiloart on Nov 28, '07 03:58:33AM

Probably this is Leopard only. I've not tried it in Tiger.

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Take a Photo Booth picture without the flash
Authored by: nick_marden on Jul 12, '08 07:28:25PM

It only seems to work with the right Shift key, not the left one.

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Take a Photo Booth picture without the flash
Authored by: seanm5 on Nov 27, '07 05:10:28PM

Is there a way to make this the default behavior (not having to hold shift to disable the flash)? On my new iMac, the flash is way too bright and it ends up ruining all of the pictures taken.



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Take a Photo Booth picture without the flash
Authored by: ottonomy on Nov 28, '07 12:48:53AM

I have found the flash to make Photo Booth almost unusable. It's so strange that the default behavior would be to snap a picture that looks nothing like what you've just previewed in natural light and decided to keep. Flash should be reserved for when the user takes a picture without it and decides that the ambient light wasn't sufficient. Anyway, I'm greatly relieved to find a way to disable the flash, even if it requires me to keep a finger on the keyboard.



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Take a Photo Booth picture without the flash
Authored by: virusdoc on Nov 27, '07 05:51:15PM

Not working for me either in Tiger.



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Take a Photo Booth picture without the flash
Authored by: zebrum on Nov 28, '07 12:33:20AM

NICE, i needed to do this the other day and ended up running SleepDisplay immediately after clicking take photo. Shift worked for me.



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Take a Photo Booth picture without the flash
Authored by: Ronoc on Nov 28, '07 06:48:52AM

Holding option removes the countdown but shift, ctrl, nor command stop the flash.

Tiger 10.4.10
MacBook Pro 2.16 C2D



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Take a Photo Booth picture without the flash
Authored by: M-3 on Nov 28, '07 09:30:47AM

Just take a screen shot with command-shift-4 if you don't want the flash.



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