Improve Your Photo Booth With 90 Free Effects [Mac]

Jackson Chung 28-12-2008

Improve Your Photo Booth With 90 Free Effects [Mac] photobooth articleEvery Mac that comes with an iSight is loaded with Photo Booth. When I was Mac-less, I used to frequent Apple stores and somehow Photo Booth seemed to appeal to me then. Sadly, after I bought a Mac for myself, the attraction didn’t last very long and later, I sort of forgot about this nifty application which attracted me in the first place.


To bring back the romance, I went on a search to see if I could add more effects to Photo Booth. There were only a few interesting pre-packaged ones and most of them had something to do with image distortion (squeeze, bulge, dent, mirror etc.). That was fun for a while but I need the “Wow” factor back desperately.

In my search, I managed to uncover a few sites that offer a good collection of free Photo Booth effects.

photo booth effects

From B-L-A-C-K-O-P, I found CatEye, which is a collection of 5 sets of effects. Each set has its own theme:

  • RetroPixels – adaptation of 60’s and 70’s video effects.
  • Love For 80s – bringing back Space Invaders, Pong and VHS (yes, that’s video tape quality, ladies and gentlemen!).
  • Bent Pels – optical image distortion with a twist.
  • BoobToob – a set of TV screen effects.
  • FewTile – tiled-images effect.
  • I especially like the BoobToob set, it makes me feel like I’m on television. If you’re sick or bored with the default Photo Booth effects, this will definitely bring back some fun.


    CatEye will only work on Leopard and is free (direct download link)

    photo booth effects mac

    From another site called Macpoupou Factory, I found a collection of Mac Photobooth effects which has been around for quite some time: MoreIchatEffects. After adding these effects, I realised that I have been missing out on a lot of fun! The effects are incredibly awesome beyond the ones Apple provide, especially Hologram – if you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ll love this one. It’s strangely uncanny.

    More iChat Effects 2.0.3 (direct download link)


    Besides that, several other effects like ASCII art and Line Overlay are pretty cool.

    photo booth effects for mac

    photobooth ascii effect

    MoreIchatEffects bundles 48 different effects and will only work on Leopard.


    UPDATE: This effects bundle crashes when running on Snow Leopard in 64-bit mode. More information here.

    I can’t remember how I managed to find this next site but it offers 4 Photo Booth effects (Leopard only), from which I only like one. Visit the site and guess which one it is and let me now in the comments. (Hint: Did you know that Photo Booth has the ability to record video? You can ask Bush what he thought about the shoe).

    Finally, a Photo Booth effect that must not be left out: Obamafy. Following in the footsteps of President-Elect Barack Obama, you can now quickly and simply create your “Hope” posters. Remember, Leopard only.

    UPDATE: Obamafy crashes Photo Booth on Snow Leopard. At the time of writing, it worked on Leopard. Save the effect in /Users/{your username}/Library/Compositions.


    photobooth obamafy effect

    In order to remove unwanted effects, just delete them from the appropriate folder. Keep in mind that if you add a lot of new effects at once, Photo Booth will crash while loading them. It’s best to add one set at a time.

    Also, these effects will work with iChat! So, you can fool your friends into thinking that something’s gone wonky with your iSight or that they’re really seeing you through a hologram.

    Got more effects to share? Know about other ways to bring back the fun to Photo Booth? Share with us in your comments. Lastly, if you’d like to use your iSight for something more productive, check out my article on Gawker and Eyesight Do More With Your Webcam Using Gawker & Eyesight [Mac Only] Read More .

    UPDATE: I strongly advise you to install each set of effects individually. Remember to quit Photo Booth before installing. To uninstall, empty the ~/Library/Compositions or /Library/Compositions folder.

    If Photo Booth becomes unresponsive, Force Quit the application and delete the effects from the Compositions folder.

    Related topics: Image Editor, Photobooth, Photography.

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    1. mike
      April 1, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      What a stupid article.

    2. awesomeness
      February 9, 2010 at 12:36 am

      cool effects but.... HOW DO I DOWNLOAD 'EM!!!!!

    3. Veronique
      January 31, 2010 at 3:43 am

      Cool stuff, thanks!!!

    4. Hunter
      January 28, 2010 at 4:19 pm

      my mac is extremly slow now, What the hell, thanks alot, u should have warnd us!!!

    5. Fred
      January 27, 2010 at 5:28 am

      Dont get them! Screwed up my computer! Photobooth is really slow now!

      DONT GET!

    6. Mysteryboygirl
      January 18, 2010 at 3:55 pm

      HOW DO U GET THEM???

    7. nolan
      January 14, 2010 at 5:50 pm

      how can i delete specific effects cause i have way to many and now my photobooth crashes, i dont know how to delete

    8. jackie haft
      January 9, 2010 at 4:21 pm

      still don't understand how to find /Library/composition file to delete downloaded effects.
      can you help me?

    9. Brandon
      January 9, 2010 at 10:35 am

      hey dude thanks these effects are awesome! i coldnt jump through squares for a while but once it crahshes if u report it it kinda works better, most of them when i tae a pic they come out with the color distorted and stuff... can u help?

    10. zac
      January 3, 2010 at 12:48 pm

      this site sucks

    11. zac
      January 3, 2010 at 12:48 pm

      how do you even download the effects

    12. Matt
      January 2, 2010 at 7:57 pm

      Do you know any effects for those with Snow Leopard, or is there another similar article on make use of? By the way, awesome site, my favorite.

    13. super villain
      January 2, 2010 at 2:16 am

      your effects fvcked up mai comupTureeR,

    14. Michelle
      December 30, 2009 at 2:14 am

      I downloaded the Cat Eye ones
      I found that they were really slow and after a few minutes they would just go blank on the screen, I went to the finder they weren't in the Compositions but under devices it had them listed so I dragged them to the trash and emptied that. I couldn't find them stored anywhere on my account other than where I deleted them from.

      I went back to Photobooth and they were still there!!!!!! I dont know what I am doing wrong, I dont want to download them again I just want them gone!! Im really upset and just want them gone... please help me!!!!!!

    15. Meg
      December 29, 2009 at 4:17 pm

      Hey I uploaded this photo effects then later found apple got these effects and i want to delete the other effects but it is asking me for a password for my admin account on the computer. But for some reason it wont delete and then it says it sent a message to the creater of the effects for making up passwords when i didn't AND I JUST WANT TO DELETE IT!

    16. Kate
      December 27, 2009 at 5:04 pm

      How do you uninstall CatEye?

    17. novat
      December 25, 2009 at 10:11 am

      hihi um how do you download it? (very confuzzled)

    18. jaye
      December 22, 2009 at 11:51 am

      okay, so the effects are great, but how do you download them?

    19. s;dlfa sdlf
      December 21, 2009 at 11:35 am

      Does this work if you have a macbook?

    20. Charlie
      December 18, 2009 at 11:14 pm

      Hey i want these but how do i download them onto my photobooth?

    21. s;dlfa sdlf
      December 16, 2009 at 10:13 pm

      How do you get them?!!! wheres the download button????

    22. kate
      December 10, 2009 at 4:25 pm

      I am having the same problem with the "open in 32 bit mode" and "open using rosetta." I just bought my macbook about two days ago and even the sales associate told me to download these effects but that it was mandatory to change it to 32 bit mode. however, when I pull up the "get info" window for photobooth and ichat, there is no checkbox for 32 bit mode. the effects are working, but I have noticed that my computer runs slower and I don't want it to crash. please help.

    23. John
      December 6, 2009 at 8:04 pm

      Can somebody post the .qtz files for the ones that require an install? I'm using my school MacBook, so I can't install them without the administrator password. Thanks.

    24. Heather Jean Hunter
      December 3, 2009 at 11:41 am

      I am having the same problem. I have hit get info and the only box to check in open in rossetta. My ichat and photo booth dont even run anymore. Any help would be highly appericated.

    25. britty
      November 28, 2009 at 9:53 pm

      just leopard? sucks i have snow one

    26. Maloli Lemmen
      November 28, 2009 at 4:51 pm

      how can i download the effects?

    27. Danielle SMITH
      November 28, 2009 at 9:35 am

      why is my camera on photobooth so slow

    28. Danielle SMITH
      November 28, 2009 at 9:35 am

      Why is my camera on photo booth so slow

    29. Jackson Chung
      November 23, 2009 at 9:01 am

      Depending on the user-level for which you save these effects (for ‘All Users’ or for ‘This User Only’), they will either be saved in /Users/{your username}/Library/Compositions or /Library/Compositions. In order to remove unwanted effects, just delete them from the appropriate folder. Keep in mind that if you add a lot of new effects at once, Photo Booth will crash while loading them. It’s best to add one set at a time.

      • Charlie
        December 18, 2009 at 11:19 pm

        i am desperate for these effects.. please tell me how 2 download them

      • Brandon
        January 11, 2010 at 7:11 pm

        Will It work for snow leopard?

    30. Melissa Wolf
      November 23, 2009 at 8:55 am

      How can I get rid of this? i cant open photo booth and take a picture without it shutting down now...

    31. JLS
      November 18, 2009 at 1:00 pm

      how do you download them!!!?

    32. luke
      November 17, 2009 at 6:29 pm

      how do you downlaod them

    33. Kevin
      November 15, 2009 at 12:57 am

      thank u soo muchh

    34. josh
      November 13, 2009 at 11:29 pm

      uhh i dont think it works on snowleopard

    35. kellan
      November 8, 2009 at 7:32 pm

      were the heck do you go to get them??

    36. chase
      November 7, 2009 at 8:32 pm

      ive deleted the effects in the composition folder but it still has the effects that say demo and stuff. how do i COMPLETELY delete all the effects and start with the basic photo booth.
      this fucked up my comp

      • Melissa Wolf
        November 23, 2009 at 9:04 am

        Im having the same problem.. did you ever find a solution?

    37. Nick
      October 30, 2009 at 8:55 pm

      Hey, I love these effects...but I'm using a school-issued Macintosh Running Leopard.
      My school blocked any and all installers that edit the Applications folder, so I can't install More iChat Effects.
      Is there any place that has the individual .qtz files for download?

      • Nick
        November 1, 2009 at 9:52 pm

        Okay, I think I figured out part of the problem.
        The installer skips past the destination select, no matter what I do. So, it's installing for all users, which I can't do, because one of the users is "admin" so, obviously, I'd need the admin password.

        Any way to get the installer to install it for just lil' old me?

    38. Iza
      October 9, 2009 at 9:05 am

      Gosh you people are really stupid, just read everything above and stop asking every 5 seconds how to!! >.<

      Jackson Chung you saved my boring photo booth, thanks man :D

    39. Franciii
      September 24, 2009 at 11:51 am

      how do we make a new page for effects? cuz i downloaded all of the effects on this page, but i dont know how to make a new page so that i can add them all to photobooth :(

    40. tempeste
      September 16, 2009 at 9:23 pm

      i cant delete the ones with the 80's and all that. ( I did the whole library/compositions/ thing and it is not working on my computer and the application keeps closing automatically. this computer is brand new so i am not sure what to do.

    41. russell Nicholas
      September 16, 2009 at 11:23 am

      open finder, then go to macintosh HD, then applications. find Photo Booth. right click and select get info. there should be a check box that says open in 32 bit mode. it should be there.

      • Betty
        September 23, 2009 at 3:40 pm

        I have the same 'issue' as ee, I have followed the instructions and have no option to click to run in 32-bit, just 'Open in Rosetta'. Does anyone have any further advice for those in this position? Thank you in advance.

        And thank you so very much for this article and the links.

    42. ee
      September 15, 2009 at 11:49 am

      i cant find ' run in 32 bit mode' cos i only see 'open in rosetta'
      wht should i do?

    43. russell Nicholas
      September 14, 2009 at 9:54 am

      this might help some of you, my photo booth started crashing also after i added in the new effects. but after i went into the 'get info' option on photo booth and checked 'run in 32-bit mode' it started to work fine :)

    44. bryan
      September 12, 2009 at 5:35 pm

      dont download. these effects make photo booth really slow

    45. Sep
      September 1, 2009 at 12:40 am

      Hello, how to Delete the Blackop, cat eye? can tell Me?

    46. julien menth
      August 29, 2009 at 2:00 am


    47. Gracie
      August 28, 2009 at 3:46 am

      hey !

      thanks, but how do you download that second set ? with the hollagram and stuff ? there is no download button !!!

      thankyouuh in advance !


    48. nikki
      August 23, 2009 at 7:41 pm

      i dont understand ! how do i get it and what is the leopard thing ?!

    49. Shivvu
      August 21, 2009 at 4:57 pm

      How do you download them? I really want them but I don't know how to download them. Help me please!

    50. manuel
      August 9, 2009 at 1:13 pm


      Is the any way I CAN use this great effects in my sony video cam? Thanks

      • Sally
        October 24, 2009 at 6:03 pm

        If you don't buy a mac that has the inbuilt camera, you can still download an app that is almost identical to photo booth but with a few little differences, and it will take photos with your plug-in webcam or camera. Here is the link to the web site where you can download it:

        hope this helps in any way.

    51. Smith
      August 3, 2009 at 7:06 am

      hey Jackson Chung! there isnt anything in my compositions folder! its empty! :[ what should i do?!

    52. anonymous
      August 2, 2009 at 10:39 pm

      i dont know how to download the effects
      HELP ME PLZ!!!

    53. caitin
      July 31, 2009 at 7:14 pm

      how do you download them?
      i cant find the button. lol

    54. Roberto Cisneros
      July 29, 2009 at 7:24 pm

      i need to delete the effects but it keeps on saying that it is a (code-61) what do i do

      • Smith
        July 31, 2009 at 12:46 pm

        mine does the same thing

        • Jackson Chung
          July 31, 2009 at 5:51 pm

          Did you exit Photobooth before deleting the effects?

    55. Smith
      July 27, 2009 at 11:08 pm

      is this a virus?!

    56. Brandon
      July 23, 2009 at 11:00 am

      How do i download them

    57. Helpless
      July 17, 2009 at 4:35 am

      Hey, guys I've downloaded both, cat eye and the other one.Cat eye works great but some of the other ones are divided by a green bar.. that sucks does anyone knoe how to delete the green bar?

    58. Aaron
      July 13, 2009 at 11:06 pm

      The CatEye Effects do not show up in the compositions folder with the rest of the effects, nor can i find them anywhere on my mac, and yet they show up in photobooth and make it crash and the like. so how then can i delete them if they are not with the other effects or anywhere else?

      • Jackson Chung
        July 31, 2009 at 5:52 pm

        They should be in the user level compositions folder [your home folder name]/Library/Compositions/

    59. danielle
      July 5, 2009 at 10:59 am

      how do you delete them from your photobooth

    60. deann
      June 30, 2009 at 3:52 pm

      Hi, I followed the instruction to go to macinotsh HD/library/compositions. But there doest seem to be a compositions folder and I dont know what do. Could I please get some help with this.

      • Jackson Chung
        July 31, 2009 at 5:50 pm

        Try searching in the user level Library Compositions folder

    61. Emileeeeeeeee
      June 27, 2009 at 9:13 pm

      yay ok so i found out how to delete the old stupid effects
      now how do download urs ONLY THE GOOD ONES
      and make it easy please

    62. Emileeeeeeeee
      June 27, 2009 at 9:10 pm

      help i dont know how to do anyof this
      first how do delete old one and how do i get to that library thingy u are talking about
      then how do i download urs because they look awsome

    63. Emileeeeeeeeee
      June 27, 2009 at 9:06 pm

      i dont know how do download them, and i have one annoying one from a nother stuid download how do i get ride of it and how do i even get to the library help and go so slow a 3 year old can understand

    64. erika
      June 27, 2009 at 12:26 am

      how do you delete these stupid effects...they make my computer go so slow and then freeze and exit.

    65. McCain/Palin
      June 26, 2009 at 5:16 pm


    66. Courtz
      June 14, 2009 at 2:47 am

      hi can u reply to this question i have downloaded it but i dont no how to put them on photo booth i can only make them a background


    67. kayla
      June 11, 2009 at 11:49 am

      how do i download these?

    68. nafisaht
      June 4, 2009 at 2:20 am

      I wan't photo booth !!! But i don't have macbook !!! Can photo booth install in a laptop ??

      • Sally
        October 24, 2009 at 6:08 pm

        the link will get you to the web site where you can download an app that only requires your computer to be a mac, whether you have an in-built camera or not :)
        Just buy a plug-in webcam, and it should allow you to take photos using it

        hope this helps :D

    69. Jackson Chung
      May 28, 2009 at 10:53 pm

      Dear MUO readers,

      Due to the large amount of comments, I am not able to answer each one individually. The article is pretty self-explanatory. Each effect set comes with its own installer.

      Depending on the level which you install, whether is "For this user only" or "For all users of this computer", your effects will either be located at /Library/Compositions or /Users/{your username}/Library/Compositions, respectively.

      Do not overload PhotoBooth with a lot of effects at once because it will try to parse everything during which time your Mac might experience some unresponsiveness.

      To remove, just delete the effects from the aforementioned folders where it has been installed into.

      • lol
        May 31, 2009 at 2:02 am

        lol. i can see ur getting rly frustrated. they r all asking the same questions XD. just read the comments above people!

    70. lily
      May 28, 2009 at 10:41 pm

      how do u put on photo booth???

    71. ???
      May 24, 2009 at 9:57 pm

      will this slow down my computer/make it crash/do anything harmfull to it???????????????????????????? because i REALLY want them but im afraid something bad will happen to my computer. and that would be bad because its a brand new computer and i share it with the rest of my family so everyone would get mad if i ruin the computer. please answer!!!!

    72. lm
      May 19, 2009 at 4:41 pm

      i like these effects but how can i delete them?

    73. Stevan
      May 5, 2009 at 7:42 am

      After reading comments and/or complaints I (speaking for myself of course) would use some UNIX comands to get rid of unwanted files and/or
      apps ! At times the old way MIGHT BE THE ONLY WAY.


    74. Jordan Walters
      May 1, 2009 at 8:48 pm

      were is my obamayfy i dont see

    75. Jordan Walters
      May 1, 2009 at 8:43 pm

      were is my obamayfy i dont have it i installed all of them

    76. Sam
      April 26, 2009 at 2:41 pm

      omgg thank you SO MUCH!!

    77. helpme
      April 17, 2009 at 5:26 am

      HELP! i dont have a compositions folder in my library? what do i do?

    78. DIEGO
      April 10, 2009 at 9:26 pm

      how do I donwload this themes?

    79. jay
      April 5, 2009 at 10:01 pm

      awesome thnx

    80. Katy
      April 5, 2009 at 2:35 pm

      I want to uninstall the effects, because they are making my macbook extremely slow. I have deleted everything off of my computer, and the effects are no longer (nor ever were) in my compositions folder but they are still showing up. Any advice?

      • Jackson
        April 6, 2009 at 2:56 am

        Please read the article above regarding the Compositions folder. The Compositions folder is in your root drive (hard disk) not your home folder (the one with your username)

        • jj
          January 28, 2010 at 6:35 am





          • kate
            January 28, 2010 at 9:12 am

            make sure you check both composition folders. there are two. Nothing this guy has said has helped me at all, so i figured it out by myself. it actually got to the point where i had to reinstall everything on my computer because they screwed it up so bad. anyway if you go into HD/System/Library, there is a compositions folder in there. Also, if you just go into HD/Library, there is a compositions folder there too. The latter is where i found all mine, not in Systems like people say. don't bother picking and choosing ones to keep, just dump it. you might have to reinstall Photo Booth to get back the original effects but that's easy enough as long as you don't have Snow Leopard lol. Hope this helps.

    81. lauren hays
      March 30, 2009 at 5:11 pm

      there's a lot of green lines on each effect for me how do i get rid of them

      • Jackson
        April 1, 2009 at 3:42 am

        Please read the comments above regarding the Compositions folder.

    82. kimmy
      March 25, 2009 at 4:16 pm

      ii dont like know hot to download it. like its confusinng. aha. well i meaan i like installed it but nothing happened to photobooth...? maybee im doing something wronng. idk!

    83. taylor11792
      March 23, 2009 at 6:19 pm


      how do i UNINSTALL the effects of what you mentioned down below? i no longer want them on my macbook anymore. how do you uninstall them??

      "# RetroPixels - adaptation of 60’s and 70’s video effects.
      # Love For 80s - bringing back Space Invaders, Pong and VHS (yes, that’s video tape quality, ladies and gentlemen!).
      # Bent Pels - optical image distortion with a twist.
      # BoobToob - a set of TV screen effects.
      # FewTile - tiled-images effect.

      I especially like the BoobToob set, it makes me feel like I’m on television. If you’re sick or bored with the default Photo Booth effects, this will definitely bring back some fun."

    84. Nicole12342
      March 15, 2009 at 9:12 am

      I do not know how 2 do it! How do u do it. I cannot download it! :C help!

    85. kedob
      March 5, 2009 at 5:37 pm

      Hi. What do you think about

    86. Razan Anabtawi
      March 4, 2009 at 9:15 pm

      ok, so i downloaded these effects and i really like them, but there are a few that i downloaded a while ago that i wanna get rid of the, how can i do that?
      its making my photo booth SLOWW
      pleaseeee help mee

      • Jackson
        March 5, 2009 at 12:54 am

        Please read the comments above about the Compositions folder

      • Mik
        June 18, 2009 at 9:17 pm

        Razan how did you download it....
        what did you press where is the writing download??? i really wanna download these effects but how!?!?!?!?!?

    87. Andreas Thaler
      March 3, 2009 at 5:00 pm

      When i what to remove it i go to library and check after Compositions but i don't got that folder, how the f*** am i suposed to remove them now eh?

      • Jackson
        March 5, 2009 at 12:53 am

        The Compositions library is in your root drive (hard disk) not your home folder (the one with your username)

        • help
          June 1, 2009 at 1:40 am

          wait.. can you give steps to go to this folder??
          also my new photobooth effects have green lines too... could you tell me how i could FIX them instead of just uninstalling them??!

    88. emily
      February 20, 2009 at 6:05 pm

      i downloted it and then they are all just in a folder what do i do now?
      where do i bring it?
      HELPP ?

      • Jackson
        February 21, 2009 at 3:19 am

        Which one did you download?

        • mouse
          March 22, 2009 at 7:48 pm

          i down loaded catseye

    89. bella Silk
      February 9, 2009 at 8:10 am

      how do i download only thr obamify one??

    90. SARAh Coplan
      February 1, 2009 at 7:38 pm

      and i dont know how to delete it!
      i tried the compositions thign but i dontwana delete the originall photo booth effects!
      just thesseee onesss !
      and theseeee ones arnt showing up in composition plllllllllllllllllllllllz plz help asap

      • Jackson
        February 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm

        The empty compositions folder you are referring to belongs to your home folder /Users/You/Library/Compositions/

        You need to access the Compositions folder on your root drive /hard drive/Library/Compositions/ everything in there are the effects you added. You can delete everything to get your Photo Booth running properly again.

    91. care f.
      January 31, 2009 at 2:20 am

      Hey Guys.,.

      jusT lookinG for The fellow wHo made The Vieo of my band and my sonG.
      i would like To conTacT Him.
      my e - mail.

      THank. y. o. u.
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    92. Patrick Gallagher
      January 25, 2009 at 1:52 am

      Wow, I never realized more effects could be added to Photo Booth or iChat. Cool stuff.

    93. silkina Ahluwalia
      January 22, 2009 at 6:10 am

      which should i download if i only want the set with the effect "Obamafy". Which set is that? Please let me know thanks

    94. silkina Ahluwalia
      January 21, 2009 at 9:53 am

      oh haha got it thank u so much. okay so now after i install one set of effect how long of a gap should i have before i start installing the next one?

      i think it was jammed because i download moreichateffects together with cateye. so ya catastrophe!


      • Jackson
        February 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm

        You should add one set, start Photo Booth, click on the effects and let them load. After that you may add more effects

    95. silkina Ahluwalia
      January 21, 2009 at 8:57 am

      i have deleted the apps from my mac but it is still in my photobooth how do i get rid of it from my photobooth!!! its making it slow. someone help me. i went to library and everything bt i cant find the application i moved it to trash already but it's still in my photobooth these effects!! i downloaded both the cateye and moreichateffects.

      how do i delete it permanentlt??

      • Jackson Chung
        January 21, 2009 at 9:37 am

        Hi, take a deep breath and calm down.

        This happens when you load too many effects into Photo Booth, like I stated in my article

        First, you'll need to go to /Library/Composition and delete everything in that folder. Those are the effects. Then, you'll need to load the effects a few at a time. That lessens the burden on Photo Booth to render the graphics.

        Let me know if it works.

        • kate
          January 4, 2010 at 6:54 pm

          my compositions folder is empty, i'd like to remove them from photobooth. i don't know how to get them off. i have leopard.

    96. Jackson
      January 20, 2009 at 6:48 am

      Lovely to see you people enjoying yourselves with these effects :)

      • Tracy
        October 10, 2009 at 6:37 am

        What about Snow Leopard?

    97. mary
      January 18, 2009 at 8:50 pm

      i love effects

    98. Samm-I-Am
      January 13, 2009 at 12:46 am

      These are great.... thanks so much for posting these!!!

    99. LoozyJones
      January 8, 2009 at 6:35 pm

      "Obamafy???" that's a sad oversight. should be "Shepardize."

    100. Daisy
      January 5, 2009 at 6:08 pm

      So will this only work if you have leopard or ichat4?

      • Jackson
        January 5, 2009 at 6:18 pm

        Unfortunately, yup

    101. Rich
      January 5, 2009 at 1:44 am

      Having same problem as Bob above me. I now understand how I should have installed it properly, but what do I do now that the damage is done? How can I make photoshop work normally again? Each time I try to use an effect photoshop closes. Thanks!

      • Jackson
        January 5, 2009 at 5:32 pm

        It's actually quite easy, you'll need to remove the effects. They're stored in /Users/{your username}/Library/Compositions or /Library/Compositions depending on the user level which you installed them. Try removing until you find that Photo Booth works again, then re-add the effects slowly.

        • Jazz
          June 17, 2009 at 10:50 pm

          I did this, and I can NOT find my photobooth. I checked everywhere. I tried the Mac OS X Install Disc, and I'm not sure where I download it. I couldn't find "INSTALL PHOTOBOOTH" sort of thing. PLEASE HELP. I need help with this. I can't find it! AND IT'S DRIVING ME NUTS.

          • Jazz
            October 27, 2009 at 4:34 pm

            I looked there, and it's not there anymore. I still have the effects on my photobooth, but when in the Library/compositions... It's not there. :( Help!??

          • Jazz
            October 27, 2009 at 4:38 pm

            Woah. I got it.... Thank goodness.
            Thanks for your help!

    102. hornswaggle
      January 4, 2009 at 1:40 pm

      i am kinda new to this but how do you download the effect?? where do you go to??

      • Jackson
        January 5, 2009 at 5:33 pm

        Click on the links in the article to download the effects, then use the installer to add them to Photo Booth

    103. thebeaky
      January 1, 2009 at 3:47 am

      They look awesome, but I'm on Leopard yet... did you find any for Tiger?

      • Jackson Chung
        January 1, 2009 at 6:12 am

        A quick browse did reveal some commercial options. WebcamTweaker and Freakshow. I'll report back if I find anything else.

    104. Bob
      December 31, 2008 at 9:42 am

      Now my photo booth crashes incessantly. Thanks!

      • Jackson Chung
        December 31, 2008 at 10:03 am

        Hmmm, I had that problem as well. I stated that at the end of my article. Photo Booth can't render the effects properly if you add all of them at once. You need to add them one set at a time and try browsing through the effects with the arrows, avoid clicking the squares

      • Gregory Solomon
        June 8, 2009 at 6:12 pm

        Same here. When you click on the next box for effects it crashes. So use command and the arrow keys to cycle through. it works this way

      • clo
        January 7, 2010 at 12:18 pm

        umm how do u uninstall ... i cant use my photobooth anymore! arrrg! It keeps crashing!

    105. ethan
      December 31, 2008 at 12:11 am

      thanks man, these are awesome!

    106. Jones
      December 30, 2008 at 6:04 pm


    107. Stazquatch
      December 29, 2008 at 11:41 am

      Hello, really cool post but not working for me! well the cat eye one isn't anyway. i put the files into library/comp as instructed but my photobooth looks the same, am i doing something wrong?

      • Jackson
        December 29, 2008 at 1:05 pm

        Did you use CatEye's installers or did you manually drag every one into /Library/Compositions? If you didn't I suggest that you use the installers.

        • Stazquatch
          December 30, 2008 at 3:15 pm

          thank you, should have been obvious I suppose, oh well!

        • Roberto Cisneros
          July 29, 2009 at 7:20 pm

          i downloaded effect but i cant delete them it says that it is (code-61)

    108. CadeMortem
      December 29, 2008 at 8:52 am


    109. Sangindiva
      December 29, 2008 at 2:55 am

      THANK YOU!! These are great!!

      • Ivan
        September 2, 2009 at 5:38 pm

        how do yu get them ??????????