Text in iSight is mirrored

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Star Destroyer, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. Star Destroyer macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Sooooo.. when i take a picture in Photobooth with my Macbooks' iSight, the text in the picture is mirrored...

    Is this normal? a bad isight? a wrong setting?
    I am confused...
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    #2
    No worries.

    In Photo Booth, select Edit->Auto Flip New Photos.

    For previous photos, choose Edit->Flip Photo.
     
  3. Star Destroyer thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Oh, and this is considered normal because they figure you'll use it to take pictures of yourself, and if it WASN'T mirrored, you'd get confused, since most people are used to looking at themselves in a mirror, and would feel odd if their image moved right when they moved left. It also auto-mirrors your preview in iChat. But if you record a movie with it, (with iMovie or QT Pro, for example,) it will be oriented properly. (a.k.a. not mirrored.)
     

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