Front-camera mirror images
Is there a setting or something to make the front camera NOT be a mirror image all the time? It's really distracting when I'm either taking pictures or using Fring/Skype to have it reverse everything.
This is a very noticeable problem for me, far more than a little light leakage from the bottom under the buttons or a semi-loose fitting corner on my battery cover. It's a functionality issue and while it's certainly not a deal-breaker on the phone, it's a disappointment that there's no setting or fix anywhere I've seen for this.
Anyone else notice this and/or want a fix?
- 06-18-2010, 08:46 AM #2
HTC is aware of the issue before the phone was released. Rumor has it that there will eventually be a fix - just gotta be patience.
here's the article from the front page: http://www.androidcentral.com/evo-4g...images-reverse
- 06-18-2010, 08:51 AM #3
@Fraz - thanks! I didn't know they were aware and hadn't seen that article.
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- 06-18-2010, 11:59 AM #8
Many, if not most, webcams do it. It's designed to make using it more natural for the user. Reversed, it's like you're looking into a mirror, which is what we're all used to. If it were not reversed, when you moved left, the image on the screen would move right, which is confusing to people who aren't used to it.
Unless you're shooting text with the front camera, it's probably better this way.
Webcams, when they do it are transmitting properly formatted images, even if the preview image on your side is reversed. And my webcam, an older Logitech, doesn't even do that. It presents the preview to me non-flipped.
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- 06-22-2010, 03:17 PM #16
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That said, it looks like they skipped a step in the photo processor for the front camera so that it's recording the preview orientation instead of the correct one. Should be a simple software fix.
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Now, I know this is a relatively minor issue. However, it being a minor issue it should be easily addressed! Is there anything out there on this?
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