13 Replies Latest reply: Jun 27, 2015 10:48 AM by LaraCroft_NYC Branched to a new discussion.
Ja Gib Level 1 (0 points)
Why is it than when I take a self pic with the front facing camera the pic automatically flips horizontally? Is there anyway to keep this from happening?

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  • wjosten Level 10 (94,210 points)
    The phone reverses the preview picture so you can take it correctly (left is left, etc.), then after the picture is taken, it flips it back the correct way so that text, etc., are not reversed. There is no setting to change this behavior.
  • Ja Gib Level 1 (0 points)
    Ya but it looks goofy! Guess it's just not how I'm used to seeing myself... Still wish there was a way to keep it from flipping!
  • Santa Claauz Level 1 (0 points)

    What I'm wondering is is this a bug or is it supposed to be that way. It looks kinda funny but like wjosten said it may end up that if this was changed if I move the phone left it will move right on the screen but still looks weird. So is it a bug or supposed to be that way....

  • Puppydoglover Level 1 (0 points)

    Actually there is a way. I have the same problem. I was looking up apps that could fix that an I came across an app called "Real Mirror" it keeps all of your photos they way they are. I, too, do not liked the ways it looked. Hope this helps!!!!!

  • chironelly Level 1 (0 points)

    Check Me Out (Posture Analyzer) is a Non Reversing Mirror App, so that fixes the reversal with reflections.

    I created the app because of the same issue you guys are speaking of.


    Non Reversing Mirror and Anti Mirror are the same thing.





  • Eddie.Mumford Level 1 (0 points)

    What's freaky is that that's what we look like to the rest of the world, you're just used to seeing your own reflection

  • JordanLinsley Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey, I understand what your saying. The best way to resolve this is to get the photo you want in position in the front camera and then print screen the whole screen. The photo does then not flip. You then simply have to crop out the bottom bar in 'edit' on the photo and it looks normal! :p

  • TJBUSMC1973 Level 5 (7,450 points)

    That's not what the issue is.  This is with the 'FaceTime' camera, the one that looks out of the front face of the device.  No one is trying to take a picture of a picture.

  • chironelly Level 1 (0 points)

    There is an App for that.


    Talk Photo  and Check Me Out (Posture Analyzer) are both REVERSE MIRRORS.


    They also have Zoom, Split Screen so you can see both Reflection and Non-Reversed


    You can do all of the features with both Front Facing and Rear Facing Cameras.


    Both have Photo Editors on them and both let you Record a voice message to a photo.


    The main thing is that both let you see yourself AS YOU REALLY APPEAR, LIVE, not in a Frozen Photo.



  • Kamin Level 1 (5 points)

    Another thing you can do to fix this is just to download snapchat and when you take a photo just click the save to camera roll button. Snapchat doesn't flip you camera.

  • krukodr Level 1 (0 points)

    Agree, this is total BS. Read bunch of ppl saying there's nothing to fix. Steve J would bash some heads with an apple. Why? Why would I want to contemplate the concept of mirroring for 30 minutes to try to imagine a world where this makes sense? I want a photo that looks like the one on the preview. I don't want a flipped preview. I don't want a flipped result. I want no flipping. I want intuitive behavior! Don't try to convince me that the preview and the result are the same - they don't look the same.

  • realworld49 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had a T-shirt made with a simple slogan. If I hold this Tshirt up in front of me I can rad the slogan. If someone puts on the Tshirt, I can read the slogan. The words go from left to right, just like when I write them. I f I put on this Tshirt and take selfie, the words are mirrored.  I want a selfie to show the real world: what everyone else sees! Not what I see in in the mirror.


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  • LaraCroft_NYC Level 1 (20 points)

    Eddie.Mumford wrote:


    What's freaky is that that's what we look like to the rest of the world, you're just used to seeing your own reflection

    Absolutely WRONG!! A regular non-reverse photo is the way the world sees you. When the self-facing camera reverses ALL LETTERING IS REVERSED. That is NOT the way the world sees you!! DUH! Otherwise, if you had a T-Shirt with lettering we would all see it reversed!


    How can you say such a thing????