Wednesday
Jul282010

Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth

Photo Booth is a fun Mac application that is pre-installed on your Mac. It makes it easy to take pictures of yourself using your Mac's built-in iSight camera. Photo Booth includes a number of effects and backgrounds that you can use to make your Facebook, Twitter and iChat profile pictures more interesting and fun, too.

Snap a Photo
Launch Photo Booth. (It's in your Applications folder.) Click the Effects button to see a grid of effects. You can click the arrow buttons to see more effects. Select an effect you'd like to use by clicking on it. Now, look into the iSight camera, smile (or make a goofy face) and click the red camera button to take a picture. You'll see a thumbnail image of your picture at the bottom of the window.

Set Your iChat Buddy Icon
In Photo Booth, click the picture you'd like to use and then click the Buddy Picture icon. iChat will open and let you resize and position the picture. Click the Set button to save.

Set Your FaceBook Profile Picture
Drag the picture you want to use from Photo Booth to the Desktop. Go to the Facebook web site (using Safari or another web browser) and login. Click the "Profile" link (in the top-right part of the web page, next to Home). You'll see a large version of your current profile picture in the top-left of the web page. Click your profile picture and follow the instructions to select your new picture (the one you had dragged to the Desktop).

Set Your Twitter Profile Image
In Photo Booth, drag the picture you want to use to the Desktop. Next, sign-in to the Twitter web site. Click the "Settings" link and then "Profile". Next, click "Change Image" and follow the instructions to select your new profile image.

References (40)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    [...]Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac[...]
  • Response
    Response: CB Radio
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Response: mp4 movies
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Response: TiazXjcW
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Response: xgHmPaCA
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Response: Woodrow
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Response: 42nd street photo
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Response: post brothers
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Response: post brothers
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Response: underholdning
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Response: web site
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Response: auto binary
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Response: sexercise book
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Response: acai beere
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Response: Website/Blog
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Response: weight loss blogs
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Response: Laura Glading
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Response: aroma rice cooker
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Response: Vizari Cleats
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Response: Vizari Cleats
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac
  • Response
    Create a Cool Profile Picture for FaceBook, Twitter and iChat with Photo Booth - Mac, iPhone, iPad Tips and How-Tos - WoowooMac

Reader Comments (3)

Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again - taking you feeds also, Thanks.

tanning

October 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertanning

I’ve been visiting your blog for a while now and I always find a gem in your new posts. Thanks for sharing.

November 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwhewala

Here's one more tool which I often use to create nice profile pictures: http://facebomb.com

January 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>