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Mac OS X/MacOS: Capturing yourself in Photo Booth without being mirrored

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/04

Quite a while back I wrote [WayBackViewing an USB camera on Mac OS X without mirroring.

I still use the solution Quick Camera mentioned there, but also found a solution that works with the Photo Booth application:

Just made a QTZ to counteract the annoying mirror-image which is considered “normal” in Photo Booth. I borrowed a patch from the “Effect.qtz” which is located inside the Photo Booth.app, and I edited it in Quartz Composer . Please note that this will NOT affect the mirror-image which occurs using other effects; they will STILL be mirror images of your subject.

This patch fixes the preview, photos AND video. This patch fixes the SOURCE of the video, not the resulting output images.

[WayBackUN-MIRROR yourself in Photo Booth – patch | MacRumors Forums

Steps to manually create the Quartz file are at [WayBackCamera question: Why is the camera a mirror effect? | Mac Forums

So I learned about Quarts Composer and composition plugins which are basically a visual programming language:

This is unlike another QC that got killed.

–jeroen

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