2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 16, 2008 1:23 PM by EZ Jim
viejoneuvo Level 1 (5 points)
When I open video preview in iChat on my iMac OS X 10.4.11, the video image I see from my Logitech QuickCam Pro 5000 webcam is a mirror image of what the camera is pointing at(ie printed material can't be read cause it's backwards as in a mirror.)

Is this a function of iChat or of the webcam? And, can it be corrected so a true video image appears instead of the mirror image?

imac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Kyle Tarplee Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem with my isight, only in fullscreen mode is it mirrored, it's correct in non-fullscreen mode. 10.5.2 leopard, however ever it has been mirrored since 10.4
  • EZ Jim Level 7 (22,159 points)
    Hello Oceanbeach9

    iChat's picture-in-picture and Snapshot is "mirrored" by design.

    We are so accustomed to seeing ourselves in the mirror that it looks strange the other way. Your Chat friends and movie clips are normal. Only the preview is mirror-image.

    If you plan to post or email a snapshot image, you can change individual snapshots made with iChat by opening the file with Preview and using the Preview > Tools > Flip Horizontal menu command.

    You can add iGlasses 2 software iF you really want to change your iSight's image.

    EZ Jim

    PowerBook 1.67 GHz w/Mac OS X (10.4.11) G5 DP 1.8 w/Mac OS X (10.5.2)  External iSight