Photo Booth Quick Tip

If you use Photo Booth on a Mac for quick reference shots, remember that the pics it takes are reversed.

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Notice how the lettering on this pic taken in Photo Booth is a mirror image.
But what Photo Booth won’t change is Junior Mints delicious chocolate and mint flavor.
But I digress…

This is something to keep in mind when you are considering which hand you want a character holding something (right or left) – but also for smaller details like how clothes are buttoned.

Note: For those unaware, men and women’s clothing generally button differently.

Photo Booth image - reversed.

Pic taken with Photo Booth.

Flipped image.

Flipped image.


To rectify this, Photo Booth has a pull down menu under Edit where you can flip all the photos selected.

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Okay – glad I got that out of my system.

All for now – On to deadlines…

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About Jim Keefe

Jim Keefe is the current artist of the Sally Forth comic strip, he is also the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip - both available at ComicsKingdom.com. A graduate of the Joe Kubert School, Keefe likewise teaches Comic Art. Teaching and speaking engagements include SVA in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs, The University of Minnesota and most recently the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
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