How to Take a Picture with MacBook M1

Alternatively, you can use WhatsApp web and other apps to capture photos

How to Take a Picture with MacBook M1 ft

Pictures are a thing of 2022. A household owns at least one device that is capable of capturing pictures.

It can be a camera, a smartphone, or other similar devices.

But did you know that you can take a picture with MacBook M1?

Not just Air, the MacBook Pro comes also with a built-in FaceTime camera, for FaceTime or the likes.

There’s also a handy tool Photo Booth which lets you to take photos and record videos by default with the FaceTime camera.

If you want to know how to execute this simple task, then scroll below.

How to take a picture with MacBook M1

Depending on your requirements, you can click single of multiple photos with your MacBook’s built-in camera or an external webcam.

If you want to take a photo:

If you want to use your external video camera, ensure that it is connected to your computer and turned on.

Step 1: Find the Photo Booth app on your M1 MacBook.

How to Take a Picture with MacBook M1

Step 2: If you see the ‘View Photo button’ or the ‘View Video button,’ you’ll have to click on it to see the ‘Take Photo” button.

How to Take a Picture with MacBook M1

Step 3: You will see the ‘Take a still picture’ button on the bottom left window. Click on it to take a single picture. If you want a sequence of four photos, click on the ‘Take four quick pictures,’ also called a 4-up photo.

Step 4: Tap on the Take Photo button.

If you want to record a video:

For external webcams, it should be attached to your MacBook and turned on.

Step 1: Launch the Photo Booth app.

Step 2: You will see the ‘View Photo button’ or the ‘View Video button.’ Click on it to see ‘Record Video button.’ If the Record Video button isn’t visible, then click the ‘Record a movie clip’ button at the bottom-left.

How to Take a Picture with MacBook M1

Step 3: Click the ‘Record Video’ button. You should select the ‘Stop button’ when you finish recording.


How do I access the camera on my MacBook Air?

To access the camera on MacBook Air, select ‘Photobooth’ icon on your MacBook’s dock. You can even go to the ‘Applications’ folder. The webcam should turn on.

How do I given an app the permission to open the camera on my MacBook Air M1?

You can give any app the permission yo open the camera on your MacBook Air M1. To do so, tap on the Apple menu icon > System Preferences > Security & Privacy. Now select Privacy and > Camera. From here, the MacBook user can check a box next to any app to enable access to the camera.

Does Mac Have camera app?

Yes, every MacBook has a built-in camera. Although it is easier to find, first-time MacBook owners might find it challenging. You can turn on the camera by opening any app to make video calls, record movie clips, or take still photos.

Where is ‘image capture’ on Mac?

Go to the Finder > Applications > tap on Image Capture. Image Capture will now launch.

How do I know if my Mac camera is working?

To test whether or not your MacBook’s camera is working, do the following:

Click on the Finder icon > Applications > Double-click on the Photo Booth app. The webcam should turn on automatically, and you will see the webcam’s live feed.


It’s quite easy to take a picture with MacBook M1 or even record videos.

Simply follow the aforementioned steps and you won’t ever miss the moments.


How to Unlock MacBook Pro Without Password

How to Make iPhone Keyboard Bigger

I am an ambivert, an avid reader, a movie buff, a tea connoisseur, and a staunch fan of Priyanka Chopra Jonas. I like to give my insights through words, which come naturally to me. They also help me to express the myriads of emotions I go through. When not working, I'm either watching the latest tech videos or flipping through pages.