Photobooth on my Mac OX needs camera. Need Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by irs88, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. irs88 macrumors newbie

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    My camera on my mac broke a while ago and I am not in my warranty anymore. However, I use photobooth a lot to track my exercise program. I was wondering if I bought a webcam, can I access photobooth again? I was thinking about getting this one from newegg.com:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826193031

    It got really good reviews. I was hoping if you guys know if I can access photobooth with webcams because 1) I don't know much about them, and 2) I dont know if they will let me access photobooth with it, and lastly, 3) I dont know if they have the "camera" function.(they just have the video function).

    Thanks for the help guys. I don't know too much about webcams :/
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    In theory, yes - but not just any webcam will work. You need a so-called UVC (USB Video Class) webcam to use iChat/Photo Booth/etc. with it.
     

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