iSight image is mirrored

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by toddburch, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. toddburch macrumors 6502a

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    I did a search (isight mirror backwards) bu did not find it any hits. Perhaps this is just so old of a topic I didn't go back far enough in all the hits (and mis-hits).

    Is the iSight designed to show the image mirrored? I was wearing a logo tshirt yesterday and noticed the text was backwards when viewing myself in iChat. Surely there has to be a way to have iSight swap the image into a proper video image, instead of a mirror image.

    Todd
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Yeah, that's intentional, it's to keep you from getting seasick when watching a preview of yourself.

    Most software either automatically flips it back around to the right way, or gives you an option to do that.
     
  3. toddburch thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So, when other people see my image in iSight, it is the correct orientation?
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    You mean, in iChat? Yes, the rest of the world sees you right-side-right (or actually left, since they're on the other side of the screen - i mean, they'll be able to read what's on your shirt without feeling all weird) :)

    Here, Apple can explain it without confusing themselves ;)
     
  5. toddburch thread starter macrumors 6502a

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