any way to stop front facing camera from mirroring (inverting) image?Support


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  1. ShadowFlame

    ShadowFlame Member This Topic's Starter

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    With the front facing camera before you take a picture everything looks normal, but when you take a picture with it after it mirrors the image and i personally find that annoying. Is there any app on the play store that can reverse the mirrored image?

    Or a very easy way to stop the camera from doing that in the first place?

    Thank you.
     

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  2. TheMuddyPaws

    TheMuddyPaws Well-Known Member

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    The picture isn't mirrored, the display is mirrored before shooting the pic.
     
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    ShadowFlame Member This Topic's Starter

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    ok, well the way you see it before you take the picture isn't how it looks after you take the picture. That is what I would like to change.
     
  4. TheMuddyPaws

    TheMuddyPaws Well-Known Member

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    So you WANT to shoot pictures that are reversed? Like hold up your right hand and take a pic and when you look at the pic it looks like your left hand is up?

    Odd.

    I got nothing. Download a photo editing app?
     
  5. Doit2it

    Doit2it Well-Known Member Contributor

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    The mirror preview makes it easier to use. If you have someone on your right side, with the mirror preview you easily tilt the camera to your right to get them in frame. If the image wasn't mirrored, you would see the person on your left and your brain would tell you to tilt the camera left to get them in the frame, but you would be tilting them out of frame. Just confusing.

    The resulting photo is correct. It's is how "others" see you. If someone took a photo of you and the person on the right with the rear facing camera it would be identical to the one you took with the front facing camera.
     
  6. SteveCVIGear

    SteveCVIGear New Member

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    Hello

    Did you ever get an answer. I know how on iPad, though want a solution for android too.

    Thank you,

    Steve
     
  7. GTWalling

    GTWalling Well-Known Member

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    There is nothing to resolve. It has been explained.
     
  8. davoid

    davoid Well-Known Member

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    In my camera app, when I have it on front-facing camera, there is an option in the settings for Save as Flipped, and you need it turned on if you want it to save it flipped like you are asking.
     
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    This has always confused me. Not the flipping, but which is front facing and which is rear facing? I guess it depends on your point of view. I always refer to the self portrait camera as rear facing.
     
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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Front facing is the camera on the front of the phone. Rear facing is the standard Camera. But I see your point, the camera on the back points out in front of you. That's why I would drop the word "facing" and just use front and rear cameras.
     
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    GTWalling Well-Known Member

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    It may be carrier dependent. My T-Mobile S3 does not have this.
     
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    davoid Well-Known Member

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    Good point. And thinking about it, it probably also depends on which android version your phone is on. I'm on 4.1.2 and I think it has a more sophisticated camera app.
     
  13. Shanegarr

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    Thanks for the smart ass answer. Considering it has NOT been explained or solved. I'm sitting in the drivers seat of my car with the seat belt over my left shoulder. I take a picture and it shows me in the passengers seat with the window to my right and the seat belt over my right shoulder. And I ALWAYS have to explain the that I'm not in the passengers seat rather behind the wheel. The original question was, how can I fix that problem. So no, it has NOT been explained
     
  14. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

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    Try a different camera app, to one that has normal or mirror mode. No need to put up with one that doesn't do what you require.

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    Note: normal or mirror, i.e. you decide which shoulder the belt is on in those car selfies. :D
     
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  15. worsem

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    I don't know about actually flipping the screen preview (so that when you're framing up a selfie and someone is on your right side in real life, they show up on the left side of the screen on your phone)...

    But there is usually an option to at least save the photo you snap as normal (as opposed to "mirrored", as you see in the screen preview).

    On the Samsung Galaxy S5, for example, you activate the camera on the front of the phone (i.e. selfie camera/front-facing camera), then go into the settings and turn off "Save as flipped". This way, if you take a photo with the selfie camera, it may look flipped in the preview as you frame it up, but the saved photo will look normal (i.e. text won't show up backward, you won't look like you're in the passenger seat, etc.)

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    https://inside-galaxy.blogspot.com/2015/04/samsung-galaxy-s5-how-to-fix-flipped-or.html
     

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