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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Picture Meme

Everybody was posting fun pictures for this meme and I thought, "Well bummer. I don't have a camera." But then I realized my shiny new Mac has a built in camera, so I figured that was my excuse to try it. But how? Is it this icon with a camera on it. Nope. How about this one? No, not that either. Dig into the Finder and find more photo related stuff. Oh! I bet it's Photo Booth. Sure enough, take a picture. Now where did the Mac save it? Arg. Okay, email it to myself. I miss my My Documents folder. Maybe I should set up something like that. How do I set up a default folder for things to be stored? What is the default folder? Why doesn't it ask me what to name things? Because photo 1.jpg is not a very helpful name. Anyway, net result, I get to play along and learn a little about my Mac. This is good.

Instructions:
Take a picture of yourself right now.
Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair - just take a picture.
Post that picture with NO editing.
Post these instructions with the picture.

in the moment

Also, as fair warning, I do expect to be blathering a bit about the differences I'm discovering between the two systems. Mac has such a high stake in "It's easier! It's better!" that I feel compelled to point out that that's not always true. I already miss my right-click button because to do the same thing on a Mac, it either takes longer or takes two hands (which is rarely possible at home because one hand usually is occupied with Leeloo snuggles). Also, for all of my Mac loving friends, please, point out the cool stuff or the "here's how you do it". That's what will keep me going as I make this transition.

3 Comments:

  • They gave you a Mac at work? That's unusual, was there a specific reason for that ?

    By Blogger Chris, at 11:54 AM  

  • You can still use a two button mouse with a Mac. And if I recall, with a one button mouse, you can hold the button down to generate some right click functions.

    And CURSES to all you photogenic people. We'll see if I can manage a photo myself.

    By Blogger BlackSheep, at 1:15 PM  

  • If you have a recent iMac, you can enable right-click on the mouse; open the Keyboard & Mouse panel in System Preferences and click on the "Mouse" tab - from there, you can assign different behaviors to buttons on the mouse.

    Also, if you already have Mail.app running, you should be able to just drag the picture Photo Booth took anywhere you want it to show up (like to the Desktop).

    By Blogger hawkeye, at 1:25 PM  

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