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I am trying to record a lecture using Photo Booth on my Macbook but I want to be able to record what the professor has on the board. Unfortunately, photobooth seems to have a mirror image, so that all the writing is reversed. How do I get the camera to be a normal non-mirror camera?

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In the menu bar click Edit, then "Auto Flip New Items". After you do that, the photos and videos you take will capture what the camera sees, and not reverse it.

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Does this affect the on-screen live preview? It didn't for me... it's still reversed. – LarsH Sep 24 at 19:48
@LarsH Weirdly, auto-flipping videos doesn't seem to work for me in Yosemite. It still works for photos - the preview is mirrored, but the resulting image is flipped back. – Kyle Cronin Sep 24 at 21:29

Record using QuickTime.

I was having same problem and rather than change PhotoBooth to flip all images, I use one app to record people making fun faces and another for lectures.

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I had exactly this problem for a presentation, so wrote a app called QCamera which supports both mirrored and normal capture. You can download it for free from the Mac App Store.

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Thank you for this. I had a presentation to give tonight in which I was showing a live (not recorded) webcam feed on a big external monitor. I couldn't do it in PhotoBooth without it being reversed. I downloaded QCamera and it worked like a charm. – LarsH Sep 25 at 2:11

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