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Old 04-11-2019, 10:35 AM
 
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Are you saying that people can't properly compose a quicky cell phone selfie snapshot because it appears backward on the screen? I mean, the photographic standards are pretty low.

What would they do if they had to compose it upside down on a ground glass?

Actually, I have heard that view camera users often feel they get better compositions by working upside down on the ground glass, because it takes the content out of the picture and allows them to focus purely on the composition of the shapes and varying light values. Never having taken a photo with a view camera, I can't assess this claim.
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Old 04-11-2019, 12:15 PM
 
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I'm asking seriously for help for those of my friends whose selfies are not automatically being corrected so lettering, etc is not backwards.
Curious, do your friends care?
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:49 PM
 
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We can offer no help unless we know exactly what cell phones your friends with these issues have. They are definitely in the minority.
I-Phone 8-10s, Galaxy S5.

I looked in the iPhone menus and there is something called 'screen mirroring' - but that has to do with viewing ones phone activity on their smart television, and not with their cameras. In other words, the TV ''mirrors" whatever the user is doing on their phone, IE watching YouTube or NetFlix content, etc.
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:50 PM
 
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Curious, do your friends care?
Not since they could not find a setting for it in their phones' menus!
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Old 04-11-2019, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Not since they could not find a setting for it in their phones' menus!
They don't need the setting since iPhones do it correctly. If it's not then do a restore of the iOS.
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Old 04-12-2019, 06:26 AM
 
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They don't need the setting since iPhones do it correctly. If it's not then do a restore of the iOS.
Then I don't know what phones people on Facebook are selfieing with, but most of them are churning out backwards(unflipped) selfies also. I see FB friends taking pictures of themselves in their brand new car, and I know that cities like Philadelphia and Houston are not in the UK. But that's what they look like in those selfies taken behind the wheel.

So this is a wider spread issue than you may realize - or care to - as so many on this thread have dismissed. It's just not that often that someone, such as yours truly , makes light of it.

I also noticed the fact that sunrises appear later during the observance of Daylight/Summer Time than during Standard - but that's because I'm out of bed earlier than the average American.
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Old 04-12-2019, 08:00 AM
 
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The real solution:


Canon FtB on a small tripod, and use the self-timer.
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Old 04-12-2019, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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No. No turf3. That's not a solution at all. 98% of the population doesn't want to carry all that around. 100% of the population isn't going to carry that around for to take a selfie.
Why... why do you hang out in these threads? I really want to know?
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Old 04-12-2019, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I-Phone 8-10s, Galaxy S5.

I looked in the iPhone menus and there is something called 'screen mirroring' - but that has to do with viewing ones phone activity on their smart television, and not with their cameras. In other words, the TV ''mirrors" whatever the user is doing on their phone, IE watching YouTube or NetFlix content, etc.
iPhone 8-10 does not do what you are claiming unless they messed up an option somehow. Galaxy S5 is a 5 year old phone so that thing should be decommissioned asap.
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Old 04-12-2019, 08:30 AM
 
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iPhone 8-10 does not do what you are claiming unless they messed up an option somehow. Galaxy S5 is a 5 year old phone so that thing should be decommissioned asap.
My friends are not all rich. What was a successor to S5? I'm assuming S7 was scrapped after the fire issues. But yes, most of my friends with iPhones 6-10, or Droid models from within the last few years, take selfies that come out as they appear in preview: backwards(technically, mirrored). Guess my wife and I are just lucky with our iPhones.

And there's no way for them to 'mess up an option' in an iPhone of any generation, because no such "option" concerning selfie orientation exists, either in the camera app itself or in the Camera tab within settings. Been there. Checked that. Next please.
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