account arrowhead-down arrowhead-up mobile-menu search sm-bold-x x-skinny-rounded x-skinny arrowhead-right social-facebook social-googleplus social-instagram social-linkedin social-pinterest social-qzone social-renren social-tencent social-twitter social-vkontakt social-weibo social-youku social-youtube

Please help us improve our website

Take our customer survey to evaluate your visit.

It should only take a few minutes to answer five quick questions. Just click the Launch survey button at the end of your visit to begin.

cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Tips & Tricks

Troubleshoot, find support articles, run tests directly on your phone with the support application.
Read more and discuss the app here.

Frontal APN reverses photos

SOLVED
Highlighted
Rookie
Message 1 of 4
1,288 Views
Message 1 of 4

Frontal APN reverses photos

Hi!

I know that this topic is old as the Earth but it still exists. 

I just changed my phone. Sony Z3 to XZ premium. Youpi. Everything is perfect but there is only one thing annoying about it. The frontal camera. With the Z3 I had the choice between mirror effect or normal. In the XZ premium you are forced to choose the mirror one. I never had this issue before but its really annoying. A simple button in the camera parameters will make thousand of users happier. 

Therefore, does anyone have a simple solution to it?  (not counting the photo editors to invert the photo or new camera app) .

Thanks in advance Slightly smiling Face 

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Message 3 of 4
1,598 Views
Message 3 of 4

Re: Frontal APN reverses photos

@DumbMoskito front facing camera shows you mirrored image in the viewfinder, but the actual photo is taken in correct orientation, and there's a reason behind this. 

 

think about it: the human face isn't perfectly symmetrical, so the mirrored image is slightly different from the not mirrored one. and most of the time, we see our own faces in mirrors. so when the viewfinder shows you the mirrored preview, you see the image of yourself that you're used to. it also makes it easier to compose the photo properly, fix your hair, remove the speck of dust from your cheek, and so on.

however when you take the photo, you're likely to share it with other people, more often than not. and other people are used to the proper orientation of your face, not a mirrored image of it. so a mirrored image would look slightly weird to them - beauty marks on the wrong side of the forehead, fringe combed in the wrong direction, and so on. 

3 REPLIES 3
Emperor
Message 2 of 4
1,282 Views
Message 2 of 4

Re: Frontal APN reverses photos

@DumbMoskito

 

Don't forget to send your feedback to Sony >>> Local support




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

Message 3 of 4
1,599 Views
Message 3 of 4

Re: Frontal APN reverses photos

@DumbMoskito front facing camera shows you mirrored image in the viewfinder, but the actual photo is taken in correct orientation, and there's a reason behind this. 

 

think about it: the human face isn't perfectly symmetrical, so the mirrored image is slightly different from the not mirrored one. and most of the time, we see our own faces in mirrors. so when the viewfinder shows you the mirrored preview, you see the image of yourself that you're used to. it also makes it easier to compose the photo properly, fix your hair, remove the speck of dust from your cheek, and so on.

however when you take the photo, you're likely to share it with other people, more often than not. and other people are used to the proper orientation of your face, not a mirrored image of it. so a mirrored image would look slightly weird to them - beauty marks on the wrong side of the forehead, fringe combed in the wrong direction, and so on. 

Rookie
Message 4 of 4
1,260 Views
Message 4 of 4

Re: Frontal APN reverses photos

@najodleglejszy I do agree with you but like you said it at the end, its kind of weird. I just wish to have the choice between those two perspectives . But like the previous member that replied to my message, I I'd better send my suggestion to Sony, it'll be more useful. Thanks for the reply though!