One thing I envy about Mac is its built-in Photo booth application which I find really cool! You just have to pose infront of the webcam and choose the effects that you want to apply. Luckily, for Windows users like me, there’s a new app that’s starting to get a lot of attention right now and it’s called PhotoBooth for Win7.
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When you launch the app, it will automatically detect your webcam so you can easily take snapshots. It has all the buttons that you will see in the Mac’s Photo booth like the camera button, effects, single shot, multi-shot, and the video button which I think is for design purpose only because it’s unclickable.
PhotoBooth for Win7 has a good number of photo effects, just the same as what you can see in Mac’s. There is mirror effect, black and white, pop art, fish eye, cool backgrounds (but I can’t make them work), and even upload your own backdrop images!
PhotoBooth for Win7 does not automatically save the captured images to your hard drive so make sure you save it first before you close the app or else you have to start your photo shoot again. To save the pictures, just click the captured images then click the Download button.
Unlike the original Photo booth, Windows’ version does not have the option to share pictures via email, however, you can instantly share your pictures to your Facebook or Flickr account right within the app.
PhotoBooth for Win7 is one of the most decent webcam effects application I’ve tried. It has a lot of potentials and I’m hoping that the developer will continue to update it.
* It works well on Windows 7.