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The Ultimate Guide for switching from a PC to a Mac
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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Disabling the flash!

When I posted the last Photobooth tip, a lot of people asked me how to disable the flash. The thing is that there is no official way of doing it but there is a workaround that works very well (and no, it doesn't involve taping paper to cover your screen!). So really you look at all the preferences and there is nothing that lets you do this. To get around this, you basically have to use the cool "Invert your screen" feature. So you set everything the way you want it and just before pressing the button to take the picture, hit "Ctrl - Option - Command - 8". It will invert your screen and the screen will flash black instead of flashing white. Once the picture is taken, you just hit "Ctrl - Option - Command - 8" again to get back to normal.

7 Comments:

Blogger Valentin Baca said...

The quick invert has always been one of my favorite "ooo lookit!"s of OSX. I never thought of it using it this way though, good tip...as always :)

October 24, 2007 at 12:58 AM  
Blogger Todd said...

Awesome! This really helps with the glare from my glasses.

October 24, 2007 at 2:22 AM  
Blogger hareame said...

it's awesome~! don't even realized that unnatural picture caused by the flash. thanks~

October 24, 2007 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Ha ha, I like that! I never knew there was such a simple keyboard shortcut for inverting Mac OS X. Thanks

Greg Loesch
http://greg.loeschfam.com

October 24, 2007 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger twjmiller said...

ha i had no clue that you could change the colour that is like the coolest thing i have ever seen on my mac 

October 24, 2007 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger Lams said...

Yeah the inverting color function is one of my favorite. When you work outside and there is a lot of sun it's very usefull because you can easily see what is on your screen. But I never though of using it for "Disabling the flash" :) Awesome tips thank you !

October 24, 2007 at 10:54 PM  
Blogger peter said...

really really brilliant solution here. wow. never would have put those two together. cheers.

October 25, 2007 at 12:25 PM  

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