iPhone 4 front facing camera flip

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ohla313, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    How come the iPhone 4's front-facing camera flips the picture so it looks like you are looking in a mirror? The pictures come out so that if words are included in the picture, it's backwards..Strange!
  2. macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    FYI - try searching next time - this has been discussed.

    It's to make FaceTime more "logical" so when people move one way, it's reflected "correctly" as opposed to backwards.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 19, 2008
    Thats how all webcam/chat systems work, it reverses it so that it does look like a mirror, because that's what you expect. If it was the other way, then when you lean left, your image would lean right, and vice versa. It would look much weirder that way, trust me. ;)
  4. macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2010

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