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

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  1. ShadowFlame

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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

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    The picture isn't mirrored, the display is mirrored before shooting the pic.
     
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  3. ShadowFlame

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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

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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?
     
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  5. Doit2it

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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

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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

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

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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.
     
  9. HighSierra

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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.
     
  10. SUroot

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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.
     
  11. GTWalling

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

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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

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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.)

    [​IMG]

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

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    On my LG3 the camera has a setting that lets you choose which way you want your "selfie view" to appear.
    Open your Camera, and then Open the Settings tab.
    Farthest to the left you'll see an image of two faces back to back.
    Touch this to switch the heads both facing the same way. (It's a toggle setting)
    This will set your selfie mode to real view vs mirror view -- just the way I like it..
    With iconic views in the background you want them to appear as they do when you are looking at them, as if someone is taking your picture for you with you in the foreground! DSCN2422.JPG DSCN2421.JPG
     
  17. Biraj Silwal

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    I am using s6 of verizon carrier
    To solve this problem go to
    -camera
    -make selfie mode
    -go to setting
    -and turn on save pictures as previewed
    It worked to me !!!
     
  18. ciscoheat

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    This thread is taking two tangents which may be why some seem hostile when they aren't. Let me try to explain the two issues:

    1) Front Camera in selfie mode mirrors the preview (if you wear a shirt that has lettering, it will be backwards, like looking into a mirror) but when you take the picture, its normal (the text will be readable). This is what the original poster stated was happening and he wanted the preview to be flipped. That would be extremely difficult though, as a person on your right would appear on your left and it would be extremely hard to frame and take a picture. Hence the comment that there is no problem.

    2) Front Camera in selfie mode mirrors the preview and then flips the picture (if you wear a shirt that has lettering, it will be backwards in both). This is something Apples do all the time. I personally find it annoying. I don't want to see you as if I'm looking through a mirror. I know some camera apps have the ability to flip you in selfie mode so what you see is what you get. However, to use a previous poster's example...if you are in the driver seat with the seat belt on your left shoulder, the preview and the actual image would look like its on the right shoulder making you look like you are in the other seat.

    Now, what I don't get is that same poster talking about a situation where he doesn't see a mirror image in the preview but does in the actual image. That seems extremely strange. My guess is when the OP is looking at the image he believes its like a mirror and doesn't realized its flipped too? The bottom line is, no one truly wants the preview to not be a mirrored image. As for the saved image, that's up to your preference, but if you want it to be accurate, it will flip from the preview.

    So in closing, if you are looking to change the preview (as the original poster stated), that's silly. If you are looking to change the saved image, that's a different story.
     
  19. Abhijain86

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    Use "B612" app.
    This App is owned by Japanese instant messenger LINE.

    Once u take pictures using this App, the image saved will be exactly what you see while taking photo.

    I think with this your problem will be solved
     
  20. Monty Craig

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    I am trying to reverse the flipping mode on my S7 edge when I am doing video for Facebook live. I appear left handed. How do you fix this problem. The settings only offer to save pictures that are not flipped.
     

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