I have always wondered...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by PowerFullMac, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

    PowerFullMac

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    ...Why the hell are all pictures taken with iSights mirrored?
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I'd guess that the iSight mirrors things because when people are viewing themselves on a webcam they view it as they would if they were looking in a mirror, so if for example you need to move to centre yourself you'd move the wrong way if it wasn't mirrored. It just makes it easier to position yourself properly. Folk who you're chatting to see the image unmirrored though, I think I'm right in saying.

    The iSight's default setting for photos matches the default webcam setting, hence the mirroring.

    That might not be the reason but that would be my guess. ;)
     
  3. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601

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    Why is there no way to turn the mirroring off though? It would be nice to take a photo in the Booth without the writing on my t-shirt being backwards!
     
  4. Samwise592 macrumors regular

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    If you're using photobooth you can turn it off by using Edit>Auto flip new photos
     
  5. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    Edit -> Autoflip New Photos

    OR

    Cmd + Shift + F

    Doesn't turn off the mirroring when you're looking at it, but it automatically flips them once you take them so everything's right.
     
  6. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601

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  7. plumpan macrumors regular

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    is there anyway to turn mirroring off on ichat, when viewing your own cam?
     

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