- 12-19-2012, 12:04 PM #1
Hey guys, I'm guessing this is an issue for all WP8 devices, I have an 822 so if it's just specific to me, I'm sorry. but when taking pictures with the front camera, the image appears horizontally backwards before you take it. after the picture is taken, when you view it, it appears correctly.
I was just wondering if anyone knew of/has heard of a fix for this? it's not a major issue, but it would be nice to have the image displayed correctly before you take it.
- 12-19-2012, 01:07 PM #2
That's because you are used to looking at a mirror, and a camera is not a mirror. It's weird looking at a camera and not a mirror because everything is backwards so they try to correct for it, but the flipped image you review is actually how people see you. The flip the image so it makes sense.
(assuming the 822 is the same orientation is the HTC 8x, if not it looks backwards because there is no correction)
- 12-19-2012, 02:52 PM #3
before you snap the picture with the front facing camera, this is what appears on your screen:
of course the picture will turn out like this:
basically I am wondering why both the before and after images can't both look like the 2nd picture shown above? and if there is an app that someone knows of that will do that, please let me know
- 12-19-2012, 03:05 PM #5
Jhguth's explanation still explains that. Just think about it for a second. You're not looking into a mirror, so the orientation is correct. When you take the snap shot, it is as if another person would see you, which it shows the correct orientation. I'm not aware of an app that does what you're asking. I do know that's the way the iPhone (4) works also, so I'm assuming other phone may work this way as well.
- 12-19-2012, 03:07 PM #6
I think if it wasn't flipped like that, then when you would move your head to the left, it would move to the right on the screen and annoy the heck out of people trying to center their heads for pictures...
- 12-19-2012, 03:24 PM #7
It just doesn't make much sense to me for the screen to show you a backwards version of what the picture (or "as if another person would see you") would look like. while some may like the mirror effect, I want to be able to see what the picture is going to turn out like before I take it. I'd like the "correct orientation" to be what is always shown.
but that's just me.
- 12-19-2012, 03:30 PM #8
To answer your original question, it's not an issue with your phone or WP8. It's just basic physics. That's they way it works. I wouldn't expect a "fix" for it because it's not an issue. And again, I'm not aware of any app that does what you're asking.
- 12-19-2012, 03:32 PM #9
Just curious as to what the reason is? The funny thing is I've taken all kinds of FFC pictures and it was this very thread that actually made me notice that it was backwards. :)
- 12-19-2012, 03:45 PM #11
while it may be "basic physics" (is it? I hated physics), it only seem like COMMON SENSE to display correctly what the end picture will look like, as cameras have done for years.
- 12-19-2012, 03:54 PM #13
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- 12-19-2012, 04:10 PM #15
sorry for YOUR inability to grasp my simple observation. zzdarjwingduck did.
sorry if you dont get it. but I'm done trying to explain myself. you offer no help but bashing me for not agreeing with the way its currently set up. OBVIOUSLY I disagree with the way it is currently set up since I made a thread. I understand the concept of how it is currently working, but think that it would make sense to have an alternative option.
please dont comment back, as this conversation is not going anywhere
12-19-2012, 04:16 PM #16
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It isn't correct though, it's mirrored, as his screen shot points out. When looking at the screen it works exactly as if you were looking at a mirror, not how someone else sees you. The reason they do this is because not having it mirrored can confuse people as something in your teeth would be hard to pick out, for example. Having an oprion to turn off the mirror effect would be nice, but I don't think the demand is really there.
One side effect of this, however, is that the Camwow lens app doesn't correct the image like the normal camera app, so any effect laden pics you take with the FFC using the app will come out mirrored.
- 12-19-2012, 04:26 PM #17
I'm still curious, though, if you have an example of a picture you would take with a FFC that you need to be able to see it "normal" before you can snap it? I mean I just use mine for taking pictures of my big fat head, and it looks pretty darn handsome before and after I take the photo!
- 12-19-2012, 04:33 PM #18
and true, the FFC camera is mainly for your face and whatnot. I dont particularly NEED it to be different, just would prefer to see how the image is going to turn out, rather than a flipped version of it
- 12-19-2012, 04:37 PM #19
- 12-19-2012, 04:47 PM #22
The result is as if somebody else took a picture of yourself the correct way.
What's so hard to understand?
Do you work in a funky magic mirror shop?
If the ffc preview showed how the pic would really come out, I got a feeling by the way you are complaining you would freak the fukc out
- 12-19-2012, 05:24 PM #23
- 12-19-2012, 05:26 PM #24yeah by the "cameras have done for years" thing I was just saying it would make sense (to me) for a FFC to behave like a rear camera. although I do understand the argument for using it like a mirror, I would prefer it to be otherwise.
and true, the FFC camera is mainly for your face and whatnot. I dont particularly NEED it to be different, just would prefer to see how the image is going to turn out, rather than a flipped version of itmy goal is for the pre-snapped orientation of image on the screen to be "correct" ("as if another person would see you") for reasons below:
To help make sense of it think of text. Your first image is backwards because they are showing you a mirror image, they are doing this because otherwise all of the movement would be backwards. You can't have movement go in the "correct as you would see it in a mirror" way, and things be the final version as others see it. Its impossible.
Here is an experiment to demonstrate:
Turn your rear camera on, then go face the mirror in the bathroom with the camera pointing at you and you looking at the reflection of the screen in the mirror. Try to turn your head the way you want it or get things lined up left and right. Do you see how confusing and weird it is? That is what you are asking for.
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- 12-19-2012, 05:39 PM #25
I would also be fine with my movement being backwards on the screen. usually im just taking a quick picture that doesnt require a lot of movement anyways.
I feel it wouldnt be impossible, all they would have to do flip the image that is portrayed onto the screen before you take the picture.
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