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Using QuickTime 10 as a mirror Apps
Here's how to use your iSight camera as a *full-screen* mirror.

This is a follow-up to a previous hint about using Photo Booth as a mirror.

If you select the File » New Movie Recording menu item in Quicktime 10, you get a window of your iSight camera that can be made full screen. Photo Booth has always been constrained to a small window.

[crarko adds: Yes, it works. I hear Carly Simon singing in the background while testing this.]
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Using QuickTime 10 as a mirror
Authored by: mclbruce on Dec 01, '10 08:29:16AM

You can use iChat for the mirror effect. Click on a video icon or select Video Preview from the Video menu.

For me, using Quicktime gives me a reversed image from iChat, not an actual mirror effect.

I'm running OS X 10.6.5.



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need iGlasses for the true mirror effect
Authored by: sr105 on Dec 01, '10 09:32:12PM

Huh, I really didn't even notice the not-a-mirror part. I was just amazed to have a full-screen view. The iChat and Photo Booth methods give you a tiny window. I had cut myself shaving and didn't realize how badly till at work. I wanted to see without walking down the hall to a bathroom. The full-screen view allowed that.

Wasn't there a way to flip the output of the iSight horizontally? ah yes, iGlasses. For $10 you can truly have a full-screen iSight mirror.

Edited on Dec 01, '10 09:37:25PM by sr105



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need iGlasses for the true mirror effect
Authored by: mclbruce on Dec 02, '10 09:41:35AM

"The iChat and Photo Booth methods give you a tiny window."

In 10.6 on my machine the iChat video preview window is resizeable. It almost gets to full screen. My Photo Booth window is not resizeable.

"Wasn't there a way to flip the output of the iSight horizontally? ah yes, iGlasses. For $10..."

I used and liked iGlasses for quite a while. It has a lot of fun effects. I don't have it installed now, but yes, that should allow flipping of the image in QuickTime.

http://www.ecamm.com/mac/iglasses/apps.html



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It's not a mirror
Authored by: SeanAhern on Dec 01, '10 12:57:35PM

Same as the prior poster. This is not a mirror. When I look to my left, the 'me' on the screen turns to my right. The video flip operation is not happening.



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Using QuickTime 10 as a mirror
Authored by: jimothy on Dec 01, '10 01:39:44PM

You're so vain, you probably think this hint is about you.



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Using QuickTime 10 as a mirror
Authored by: Maxikubik on Mar 07, '11 05:16:21AM

Or just use Mirror HD: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mirror-hd/id413878049?mt=12
It flips the image horizontally, but does not support fullscreen.



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