Photobooth Bug(?)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by simmonster, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. simmonster macrumors newbie

    simmonster

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    When comparing the video output of photobooth as seen through my iSight to the video output of Quicktime as seen through the iSight i noticed that Photobooth flips the image like a mirror.

    Therefore, in Quicktime it is possible to hold a bit of text to the camera and read it on a monitor receiving that image, but through Photobooth it's a mirror image.

    I don't see any preferences to change this. A bug? You tell me. :eek:
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    AFAIK, this was intentionally done. When people line themselves up with the camera to take a pic, if they needed to move to the left, then they would have to physically move to the right.
    Apple did this so if you need to go left, you go left.

    I think.
    This is how I read why it is why it is.
    I'm so good at english talkin'
     
  3. simmonster thread starter macrumors newbie

    simmonster

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    OH! simple as that. Makes sense. Thanks!
     
  4. esXXI macrumors member

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    Probably not ideal, but you can flip saved images by pressing Command+F (you can also set it to automatically flip all future shots too).
     

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