Photobooth Bug(?)

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

  1. simmonster macrumors newbie


    Oct 27, 2005
    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

    May 2, 2005
    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


    Oct 27, 2005
    OH! simple as that. Makes sense. Thanks!
  4. esXXI macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2005
    Preston, England
    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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