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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ketanco, May 25, 2019.

  1. ketanco

    ketanco Newbie
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    I bought a samsung galaxy s9 but when i take selfie, it takes the photo as mirror image. for example when you look at the picture later, you see that my left hand is like my right hand, or a text in the photo seems reversed, , reads from right to left... how can i correct this situation?

  2. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    Isn't that the way every photo works?
    Isn't it the same as if someone was standing in front of you looking at you? Surely your left hand would be on their right so to reverse it would be the opposite of what it should be :thinking:
  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Check the front camera settings. Samsung calls it "Save picture as previewed" which is flipped or mirrored. You've probably got it ON.
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  4. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    I do get that a ton, when selfies of Instantgram a lot. Was wondering what is going on with the universe?
  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Ye, the default preview for the front(selfie) camera is usually flipped, as if you're looking at yourself in a mirror.
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  6. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    My HTC phone does the same, but I realized that I look a bit better that way, so I don't complain :)
  7. ketanco

    ketanco Newbie
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    thanks i discovered it too after writing my message. it is how like you described.....
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  8. ketanco

    ketanco Newbie
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    so are you saying, when you take a selfie, you can not read what is written on your tshirt, because it is backwards from right to left? :D:D
    because that is whathappened to me but now I corrected it
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  9. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    Well techincally no one can read their own t-shirts when photographed. It is a strange thing as a photographer myself.8
  10. ketanco

    ketanco Newbie
    Thread Starter

    for that you must stop trying to read your tshirt during taking photo, but try to read it after taking the photo, by looking at the photo on your phone.
    if you try to read your tshirt during taking photo, then first of all your neck is gonna hurt, plus you wont be able to show your face to the screen ,which is the goal of taking a selfie in the first place.
    and when you look at that photo, if you see that the letters are reversed in your photo, and you can not read your tshirt, then you can start to follow this thread from the beginning again, have a fresh start, read the solution, which is solved now.... then you will be able to read your tshirt even after taking photos... which is good thing...
  11. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    Hard to photograph what you see.

    Due because of the human eyes see everything wrong.
  12. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    Yeah sorry, I misread as you saying your left hand was on the right side of the photo, which a selfie does as it's taken from the opposite direction you are. I missed you saying about the text being the wrong way which is the reverse of the reverse. My bad and apologies :)
    #12 Shotgun84, Jun 1, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2019


    For Hawawei. Open the selfie camera, go to settings, and switch off the 'mirror reflection'. You will read what is written in your t shirt on the captured picture.
  14. Tahcandiloro

    Tahcandiloro Lurker

    Thank you for tip! It worked, not sure if I chose the option or not as my selfies used to be fine. Now my worded shirts are readable again!

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