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Archived - iChat's picture-in-picture and Snapshot is "mirrored"

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Views from your iSight camera appear flipped or reversed to you, like a mirror image. These views include:

  • In the "Preview" window in Preferences under the Video tab
  • The picture-in-picture view while in a conference
  • The Snapshot
  • The preview in the First Time User interface


This is by design. The effect is similar to what you would see if you were looking into a mirror.

Your image will appear in its natural, unreversed state to those with whom you chat.

Last Modified: Feb 19, 2012
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  • Last Modified: Feb 19, 2012
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