How to Use the MacBook Air's Camera

by Jason Taetsch
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The MacBook Air provides the same functions as standard Mac laptops, but in a thinner design thanks to the subtraction of an optical disc drive. Apple's iSight camera is built into the display for taking digital photos, video chatting and making recordings. The utility for the camera is conveniently located on your Mac's operating system dock, so you can access the camera quickly whenever you want to use it.

Step 1

Flip open the display to your MacBook Air.

Step 2

Click the "Photo Booth" icon on the dock to open the camera's utility. Alternately, click "Applications" and click the "Photo Booth" entry in the list. The Photo Booth interface appears on the screen with an image from the camera.

Click the red "Camera" icon to take a still image. The picture is saved in your Photos folder. Click the "Film" icon to the bottom left of the camera's image to put the camera in video mode. Click the red "Camcorder" icon to begin recording and the "Stop" button to end the recording.


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About the Author

Jason Taetsch graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in English. Taetsch co-founded the on-campus literary magazine, "Paperclips." In 2006 he began writing professionally. He wrote news articles and independently authored op-ed columns for the on-campus newspaper, "The Signal" and had articles published in "Garden State Surf Magazine."

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