4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 3, 2008 5:02 PM by EZ Jim
Cru Jones Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
My photo booth program will not save the picture(s) I've taken. The 3-2-1 count down starts and the picture captures but it doesn't drop down to the saved photos. I've also checked the photo booth folder under pictures but nothing there. Also it just stays frozen on the the picture I've just taken and the i-sight green LED is still on. You can edit the photo with effects but it just won't save. Also most of the options on the toolbar are grayed out. Any ideas anyone?

Macbook Black, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,850 points)
    Welcome to Apple Discussions, Cru Jones

    If you have not done so since your last software install or update, quit all running applications, repair permissions, and try Photo Booth again.

    If you still have the problem, try all suggestions relevant to your system from How to Troubleshoot iSight.

    If Photo Booth still does not work in any user account, it is possible that a corrupted Photo Booth Preferences file is causing your problem. Quit Photo Booth (and all other applications) and throw away the Photo Booth Preferences file (com.apple.photobooth.plist) from your Home / Library / Preferences folder. A new preferences folder will be generated when you restart Photo Booth to test whether it works now.

    EZ Jim

    PowerBook 1.67 GHz w/Mac OS X (10.4.11) G5 DP 1.8 w/Mac OS X (10.5.1)  External iSight
  • ipunkrock Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the exact same problem and I found this discussion. I tried the suggestions given above but it did not solve my problem. I ended up solving it by closing photobooth going to my applications folder and dragging photobooth to the desktop. I then ran photobooth and took a picture, it saved. I closed photobooth and dragged it back to the applications folder. I tried again and it worked.

    Hope it works for you as well!

  • DOZDOZ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have tried both of the detailed procedures - removing the plist and moving Photo Booth app to desktop, etc- and have pursued (Isite) debugging procedures to test camera, etc. The built-in camera works fine for Ichat, etc.
    However, the Photo Booth problem as detailed earlier remains. The camera takes the picture, bu then the picture freezes up and does not save (drop down into the tray). The built-in camera stays on (green light) until the app is quiesced.
    As for resintalling, Photo Booth seems to be different from other apps in that it cannot be installed by itself, so I am out of ideas. I got my Imac 24 in October 07 and am currently running Leopard 10.5.2. It us unfortunate that this problem has not been solved and I hope someone can find a fix soon?
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,850 points)
    Welcome to Apple Discussions, DOZDOZ

    ... I am out of ideas.

    If you do not want to reinstall the applications (including Photo Booth) that came with Mac OS X or extract Photo Booth from your Leopard install DVD using Pacifist ...

    You Mac is still within warranty. If your problem remains after trying all relevant suggestions in Apple's How to Troubleshoot iSight, take Apple's final suggestion and contact Apple or an Apple-Authorized Service Provider for service.

    EZ Jim

    PowerBook 1.67 GHz w/Mac OS X (10.4.11) G5 DP 1.8 w/Mac OS X (10.5.2)  External iSight