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Old 04-12-2019, 09:46 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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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.
The Galaxy S5 has had a line of successors. The S10 just came out.
The battery issues was with their Note line.

As for the mirror image - this is from an S4 - the "saved as flipped" option is what your friend will want to check (albeit it may be different on the S5).



And you're right - iPhones don't even have this feature. But there are a bunch of apps around to do that. If your friend's iPhones are doing that by default without an app, then something is wrong with their phones.
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Old 04-12-2019, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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The Galaxy S5 has had a line of successors. The S10 just came out.
The battery issues was with their Note line.

And the S7 is $105 on Swappa right now.



As he said, to be specific, the NOTE 7 and only the Note 7, was the one that had issues.
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Old 04-12-2019, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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If there iPhones are flipping images in the final result, and they are not using a 3rd party app, then their phone is broken.
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Old 04-12-2019, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Removing a snake out of the neighbor's washing machine
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If there iPhones are flipping images in the final result, and they are not using a 3rd party app, then their phone is broken.
I think you're getting it mixed up: If the selfies aren't being flipped after being taken, then something somewhere is wrong. The selfie(front) cam acts just like a mirror, to aid in composition. Ergo, the image taken with it must be flipped, horizontally, so as to appear correct, IE with shirt writing legible and no backwards clocks. My wife's and my iPhones have all done this correctly. My friends' devices, not so much.
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Old 04-12-2019, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I think you're getting it mixed up: If the selfies aren't being flipped after being taken, then something somewhere is wrong. The selfie(front) cam acts just like a mirror, to aid in composition. Ergo, the image taken with it must be flipped, horizontally, so as to appear correct, IE with shirt writing legible and no backwards clocks. My wife's and my iPhones have all done this correctly. My friends' devices, not so much.
Yeah I meant flipped from what you see on screen before taking the pic.
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Old 04-12-2019, 11:01 PM
 
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The Galaxy S5 has had a line of successors. The S10 just came out.
The battery issues was with their Note line.

As for the mirror image - this is from an S4 - the "saved as flipped" option is what your friend will want to check (albeit it may be different on the S5).



And you're right - iPhones don't even have this feature. But there are a bunch of apps around to do that. If your friend's iPhones are doing that by default without an app, then something is wrong with their phones.
So now my question is on that S5 menu: Does "Save as flipped" mean save selfie as it appears in camera(mirrored/backwards lettering) or to actually perform the flipping that Apple does automatically?

Part of the problem with this issue is settling on the correct terminology to describe wth is going on, lol!
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Old 04-13-2019, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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So now my question is on that S5 menu: Does "Save as flipped" mean save selfie as it appears in camera(mirrored/backwards lettering) or to actually perform the flipping that Apple does automatically?

Part of the problem with this issue is settling on the correct terminology to describe wth is going on, lol!
I have an old S5 .... By default a selfie is automatically flipped to normal once the image is taken (Save as Flipped is "off"). Turning on Save as Flipped reverses the image, making the lettering on my shirt backwards to match the selfie screen in the final image.

I'm going to assume that save as flipped is off by default, as I've never touched that setting in any of my Galaxy phones (5 / 7/ 9).
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Old 04-13-2019, 06:58 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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So now my question is on that S5 menu: Does "Save as flipped" mean save selfie as it appears in camera(mirrored/backwards lettering) or to actually perform the flipping that Apple does automatically?

Part of the problem with this issue is settling on the correct terminology to describe wth is going on, lol!
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I have an old S5 .... By default a selfie is automatically flipped to normal once the image is taken (Save as Flipped is "off"). Turning on Save as Flipped reverses the image, making the lettering on my shirt backwards to match the selfie screen in the final image.

I'm going to assume that save as flipped is off by default, as I've never touched that setting in any of my Galaxy phones (5 / 7/ 9).
^ What Skunk Workz said. By default, pictures come out like any camera would take them. You would flip that toggle on if you want your pictures to come out looking like you took a picture of a mirror.
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Old 04-13-2019, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Removing a snake out of the neighbor's washing machine
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I have an old S5 .... By default a selfie is automatically flipped to normal once the image is taken (Save as Flipped is "off"). Turning on Save as Flipped reverses the image, making the lettering on my shirt backwards to match the selfie screen in the final image.

I'm going to assume that save as flipped is off by default, as I've never touched that setting in any of my Galaxy phones (5 / 7/ 9).
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^ What Skunk Workz said. By default, pictures come out like any camera would take them. You would flip that toggle on if you want your pictures to come out looking like you took a picture of a mirror.
AHH, now we are getting somewhere. This thread is starting to take on the nature of a truly informative sticky, thanks guys!

So this explains that my Android friends might have turned the setting on in their phones, resulting in 'backwards' selfies. As for those with iPhones, well that is a mystery yet to be solved. Everything else on their iPhones works fine for what they do with them.
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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AHH, now we are getting somewhere. This thread is starting to take on the nature of a truly informative sticky, thanks guys!

So this explains that my Android friends might have turned the setting on in their phones, resulting in 'backwards' selfies. As for those with iPhones, well that is a mystery yet to be solved. Everything else on their iPhones works fine for what they do with them.
Or they could have an Android phone by a different manufacturer (or a different camera app) that doesn't correct the image. Camera Apps are usually supplied by the phone manufacturer, and will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. And you can replace the stock camera app with a third party one.
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