photo booth problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by norcalstadium, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. norcalstadium macrumors member

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    Jun 4, 2007
    #1
    When I open Photo Booth, none of my pictures appear in the bottom of the application.
    However, when I go Macintosh HD > Pictures > Photo Booth, each of my 104 pictures are shown.
    How can I get these pictures in the bottom of my Photo Booth!?
     

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  2. acearchie macrumors 68040

    acearchie

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    #2
    Ok i have one thing that might help!

    If you are running tiger on an intel machine you should be able to go:

    Finder -> Pictures -> Photo Booth -> All the way at the bottom of the folder there should be a .plist file called "recents"

    Right click on this (hold ctrl and click) and select open with...

    Find text edit, and open... The document should hopefully be the same as this one here:
    (if not post what it is and ill see what I can come up with!)

    If it is
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <array>
    </array>
    </plist>
    
    Then there is a problem between your photos being taken and placed in Photobooth, experiment by copying this text into the .plist document overwriting the current text:

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <array>
    
    	<string>Photo 1.jpg</string>
    
    </array>
    </plist>
    
    Safe it and open photobooth, if there is one picture now in your photobooth film roll then it has worked and this basically means you have to create a string for the name of each photo found in Finder -> Pictures -> Photobooth in the "recents.plist". After writing them in (sadly by hand!) you should begin to have a list that begins to look like this:

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <array>
    	<string>Photo 1.jpg</string>
    	<string>Photo 2.jpg</string>
    	<string>Photo 3.jpg</string>
    	<string>Photo 4.jpg</string>
    	<string>Photo 5.jpg</string>
    	<string>Photo 6.jpg</string>
    	<string>Photo 7.jpg</string>
    	<string>Photo 8.jpg</string>
    	<string>Photo 9.jpg</string>
    	<string>Photo 10.......
    	
    </array>
    </plist>
    
    Continuing on until you have written all your pictures in the .plist!

    Hope this helps but...

    In the future you must realise that everyone isnt on this forum solely to help you! So next time dont "bump" your post just because someone hasnt answered your thread in ten minutes!


    Once again Good Luck!
     
  3. eugeneeya macrumors newbie

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    Nov 20, 2008
    #3
    i am currently having this problem on my late 2008 MBP can someone help me out?...
     
  4. eugeneeya macrumors newbie

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