35873 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 1, 2009 5:57 PM by EZ Jim
Welcome to Discussions, -Luke
I agree with Ralph. You can enable or disable the 3 second countdown in Photo Booth, but you cannot otherwise adjust it. Photo Booth, a rather basic app that allows few adjustments, won't do what you want. Moreover, Photo Booth is not scriptable, so you cannot control it with AppleScript.
If you cannot find some application other than Photo Booth that will do what you want, you may be able to use Apple Script &/or Automator with a different application (QuickTime Pro, iChat, etc.) to do something like what you want.
You may be able to use Automator's "Take Picture" or "Take Video Snapshot" process to automate a workflow that will meet your needs.
If not, and if the help file linked here does not give you some ideas, check out the two threads listed below to see if they might give you an idea for a starting point.
• http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=7769315 Michael Paine's suggestion for:
iSightCapture at ScriptBuilders:
the 2006-06-21 "Neoporcupine" Automating iSight blog entry:
seem worth consideration for your proposed use.
Some of the ideas there might give you a useful idea.
When you have identified an application or approach you want to use, seek more specific help in AppleScript, Automator, or the relevant Application Discussions Forum.
When you have a solution, please post it back here if you are willing to share it with others who might want an answer to the same or a similar question.
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