Why does iPhoto take mirror images?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mikebike125, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Mikebike125 macrumors 6502

    Mikebike125

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    Why does iPhoto take a mirror image of you when it takes a picture instead of an actual photo? I took a picture of myself with iPhoto and one with my digital camera. The one taken with the digital camera is correct as seen from the camera. The one taken with iPhoto is a mirror image of what the lens is actually seeing. Why is this?

    Don't believe me? Try it.
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

    JNB

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    You mean Photo Booth?

    I think this is what you're looking for:
     

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  3. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    And the reason for it is because it's easier to set up the shot if you have to move things, since they'll move in the same direction as on the screen.
     
  4. Mikebike125 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mikebike125

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    :eek: Yes, I meant photo booth. I think I was having a DUH moment. Thanks for showing me that. Also, it now makes sense from what you said Nermal.

    Thanks guys!
     

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