Why does iPhoto take mirror images?

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

  1. Mikebike125 macrumors 6502


    Mar 25, 2007
    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


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    You mean Photo Booth?

    I think this is what you're looking for:

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  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    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


    Mar 25, 2007
    :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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