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Front facing camera shots mirrored?

16781 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 4, 2010 10:42 AM by DCGOO RSS
Joe Z in VA Level 2 Level 2 (435 points)
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Jul 3, 2010 1:52 PM
I was updating my Facebook photo using the new camera and noticed that all my shots mirror. It's hard to notice unless I have an object behind me and it switches places when I take a shot no matter the application.
* Point the front facing camera to you
* Add an object to one side like a vase
* Take a photo

The object swapped places.
Dell Studio Slim / Mac Mini 4GB Model, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 4 w/MobileMe
  • HippieGal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 3, 2010 2:21 PM (in response to Joe Z in VA)
    Yes I noticed this right away as well. I don't like it either, they should have some setting on there where you could make it not do that.
    IPhone 4G, iOS 4
  • scottw03 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jul 3, 2010 2:44 PM (in response to Joe Z in VA)
    Try it with something with words. I think it flips the picture so you can read what might be behind you. Otherwise it would be backwards.

    Kind of cool though.
    Sony VAIO, Windows XP
  • DCGOO Level 3 Level 3 (760 points)
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    Jul 3, 2010 2:47 PM (in response to Joe Z in VA)
    The image displayed by the camera app while taking the picture is mirrored. The image recorded is not. Place something in the frame with printing on it. The image displayed by the camera is mirrored, just like if you hold an object with printing on it in front of a mirror. But the image recorded in photos is flipped to the correct orientation. I think Apple got this one right.
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  • DCGOO Level 3 Level 3 (760 points)
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    Jul 4, 2010 10:42 AM (in response to Joe Z in VA)
    We are used to looking at ourselves in a mirror. It would be quite disorienting to move your hand into the image from the right, and have it show up on the left of your screen. Technically correct, but wrong from our perspective looking at the image.
    MBP 17, MBP 15 i7, Powerbook G4, iMac 20, 32gig iPhone3Gs, Mac OS X (10.6)

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