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A device that stores and records images. The images could be still photos or motion pictures.

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How can I use my Mac as a Camera?

It is very inconvenient for MacBook users to take photos. On Windows, there is the Camera app which can be really useful at times. How can I use my Mac to take pictures?
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What is the directory that my camera files are under?

I've been trying to change the permission on my external camera (Cannon brand) to read and write, but have had trouble locating the device's directory. It uses USB 3.0, and it shows up in system ...
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Scan a QR code with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Per the directions: How to scan a QR code with the Camera app Open the Camera app from the Home Screen, Control Centre or Lock Screen. Select the rear-facing camera. Hold your device so that the QR ...
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Bizarre camera issues with macOS Monterey

Intro I've got a headscratcher with my camera setup on macOS Monterey. I go back and forth between using an external webcam (a Logitech C615) and the internal FaceTime camera on my MacBook Pro. I've ...
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Mathway.com can get to my iOS camera

Mathway.com has a keyboard on their site that looks like this when loaded into iOS safari. When you click on the camera icon, it loads the phones camera ready to take a picture. I would have expected ...
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How do you turn on DND mode when camera is on?

I'd like to find out how to turn on DND mode when camera is on. This is helpful whenever you're in a video meeting or sharing your screen not to be bothered with notifications or calls. I know it's ...
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iPhone photos taken on camera fail to show up in Photos for ten seconds

I take photos or screenshots frequently and then want to immediately send them to friends or share on social media. Recently I have noticed it takes up to ten seconds for photos or screenshots to ...
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CoreMediaIO appears to have turned my camera on

Macbook Pro (Mid 2012) Catalina 10.15.7 My camera came on this morning. It's still on. Never noticed that before. When i googled it, i found a recommendation to use Terminal and the results are below. ...
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iPhone SE 2 changing between portrait and regular mode, what exactly is happening and how can I reduce my visual confusion/distraction?

I just upgraded from an iPhone 6 to an SE-2 and when I unlock my phone with the camera app running and bring it up to take a photo it usually switches between portrait and regular mode mid-swing. I ...
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How can one adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture?

I use iPhone 12 mini with iOS 15. I don't see where to adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture: How can one adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture with an iPhone?
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Is the yellow dot on iPhone camera icon itself active or just design?

Apple lets iPhone users know that the camera and/or microphone are in use by displaying an orange or green dot in the status bar, upper right. But there is also a yellow dot on the icon itself. Is the ...
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How to disable privacy notification (orange dot) while apps access your camera or microphone

The newest version of MacOS introduced a privacy feature that will show a small orange dot in the top-right corner when an app is accessing your camera or microphone. In general, this is a very useful ...
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Turn off iOS Camera Night Mode by default?

iOS Camera added the impressive Night Mode in iOS 13 on the iPhone 11: Take low-light photos with Night mode Night mode automatically turns on when the camera detects a low-light environment. https://...
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Is it possible to create a Shortcut that links a foto to a marker on a map?

I'd like to create an iOS / ipadOS Shortcut that, when called, lets me take a photograph, add a caption and store the device's current position as a map marker. The idea is to mark interesting ...
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What controls the dimensions of an IPhone 12 captured image?

I am comparing the images my IPhone 12 takes with those produced by other phones. The pixel dimensions of the images my IPhone takes are 1536x2048, whereas the pixel dimensions of images taken by a ...
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With an iPhone 13 pro, is it possible to record video and lidar simultaneously?

What I would like to have is a 4K 30fps video synchronized with a low-res lidar depth stream. Is it possible to record this with an iPhone 13 pro? If it can't be done natively, is there an app that ...
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How to scale app menu bar to fit below built-in camera via Terminal

To make the menu bar for an application appear below the notch for an application, one can right-click the application, click Get Info, and check the 'Scale to fit below built-in camera' checkbox as ...
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Lower latency on facetime HD camera

I'm trying to use the built-in camera on my Macbook pro as part of an application I'm building. I'm wondering two things: What is the latency of the camera? (How many milliseconds after I perform an ...
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Stopped accessing the SD card on the camera from the Finder window

I have gotten a new problem... Before it has been easy to access the SD card on my Canon camera using a USB cable connected to my Mac mini. The SD card has shown up as a new device on the the left ...
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How can I prevent the lights from being overly bright when taking a video at night with an iPhone?

I recorded a video with my iPhone 12 mini with iOS 15 and I see that the lights at night are overly bright: How can I fix it?
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How can I take 1000s of photos with my iPhone, storing them directly on my Mac HDD?

I understand it's possible to capture photos using an iPhone and store them directly on the Mac's HDD using continuity capture. (https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT209037) I have 1000s of collectors ...
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Screen flickering MacBook Pro 2018 - stops when camera is on

A strange glitch occurs on my 2018 MacBook Pro with Catalina installed. On random occasions the screen starts to flicker, often with vertical bands. The problem seems to be hardware (as it occurs also ...
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Improving overblown out Christmas lights

I'm quite surprised by the very poor performance of my iPhone 13 Pro Max when taking pictures of my girls tonight. The highlights of the blue LED lights were overexposed, causing faces and other ...
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iOS 14: How do I scan/check my vaccination QR code without a redirect to Apple's Health app page?

Scanning the QR code in the default iOS camera app redirects to Apple's Health App webpage instead of properly opening the link contained in the code. Worse, it doesn't provide any option to scan/open ...
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Camera and microphone stopped working on iPhone 7

I have an iPhone 7 with iOS 15.1 an suddenly the camera and microphone (to make calls or send voice messages) stopped working. When I try to hit the button to take a picture with the camera, nothing ...
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What do the 0.5x, 1x, 3x buttons do in the Camera app?

I'm confused about what the 0.5x, 1x, 3x buttons do in the Camera app on my iPhone 13 Pro. I had assumed that they were how I specified which lens I was using (what Apple misleadingly calls optical ...
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Portrait mode on iPhone 11 vs 11 pro with messy hair

So I have messy hair and strands everywhere, and when I take a picture on my iPhone 11 portrait mode it just blurs the strands because of the machine learning algorithm. Is this the case for an 11 pro?...
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Nikon Tethered to iPad, iPhone on import, duplicate images appear

I am using a Nikon Z7 and Z7II. Connected via the Apple camera connection kit to an iPad Mini 5 (14.7.1) and an iPhone 6s Plus (14.7.1). As I shoot, the images will appear in the "import" ...
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Trigger terminal command when camera turns on mac

I am trying to automate adjusting the volume on my mac when my camera turns on (e.g. for hangout meetings, I need to turn volume up, but when meeting is over I need to turn volume back down). The ...
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Turning off Live Photo doesn't work

To disable Live Photo, I've turned it off in the settings for Camera. But it always come back after some time.
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How can I use the rear facing camera on video conferencing apps like Skype and Zoom?

I use an iPhone 8. By default, Skype and Zoom use the front camera. But my rear camera has higher resolution and quality, correct? How can I order video conferencing apps like Skype and Zoom to use ...
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iPhone6 to iPhoneX: what happened to camera?

Here's a video with iPhone6 and iPhoneX in a car. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj4KBVI9K_U Car engine is running. On the right is iPhone6 - the camera feed is steady. On the left is iPhoneX - ...
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FaceTime HD Camera nor microphone show up under `lsusb` in M1 Mac

I'm trying to pass through my mic and camera to qemu, and to do so, I need to know the information about their respective USB ports. However, with lsusb from Homebrew, nothing related to them shows up....
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Camera control for built-in Apple web-cams?

I have the 27" Retina iMac 2020 which includes an HD web-cam. It's nice but I note on Zoom/etc meetings everyone else has their face filling their camera whereas I am quite small in mine since I ...
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Is MacBook able to turn on the isight camera even the green light indicator is burned or damaged?

I am referring to the URL below stated that no software able to bypass or turn off the light not even the macos firmwares. Does a modern MacBook's green "camera light" always turn on ...
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Grant missing application permission to microphone and camera in macOS

I have installed Firefox (version 90.0.2) on macOS version 11.5.1. In the Camera and Microphone panes under the Privacy tab in Security & Privacy settings, Firefox is missing. I tried this answer ...
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Camera indicator sometimes not working

Recently I've noticed that on iPhone8 green dot does not always trigger with the camera. Sometimes when I pick up the phone from the table and swipe right to use the camera there's no green dot. ...
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How to switch back to autofocus while recording video?

If I'm recording a video on my iPhone, it autofocuses by default If I tap somewhere on the screen, a yellow square appears and it switches to manual focus Is there a way to switch back to autofocus in ...
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Downgrade iPhone 12 camera to a single lens, with an app?

I think the iPhone 12 double lens camera produces images which are not artistically focused, with extra sharpness all over the image rather than a single point of focus, and too much light reducing ...
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Automator, for copying camera cards

gurus and general tech gods. I'v been fiddling with automator to try and make the process of copying camera cards and renaming its root folder and specific contents (the mp4's) to reduce the problems ...
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Photos won’t show on iPhone camera roll until a restart

Since updating my iPhone 12 to iOS 14.6 I have to restart my phone multiple times a day so that new photos, screenshots or downloaded media will show up in my photos, or the camera roll in any other ...
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Mac doesn't display picture of UVC camera / microscope

I've got some UVC (USB video class) microscopes which work flawlessly under Windows and even under Raspberrian on a Raspberry Pi Zero W (on the Pi Zero W, the output of lsusb is: Bus 001 Device 003: ...
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Camera doesn't work on any video call service

I found this to be a really weird one. So i dropped my iphone and the camera stopped working. I turned it off and on again and the front camera started working again when on the apple camera however ...
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FaceTime on macOS cannot connect to camera, but all other apps can

MBP 13" 2017, macOS 10.15.7, FaceTime 5.0 After about 10 seconds of trying it pops up the message below: Restarting my computer does fix the problem. However, even without restarting my ...
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How to keep browser from changing my camera settings?

I have a Logitech USB webcam. On Zoom, it's set correctly to just show my face. I joined some sort of browser teleconference platform (in Chrome) and the camera was showing the whole room (much wider ...
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camera is not working on Macbook Pro 13 MacOs11.2.2

Recently I have updated my MacBook Pro 2019 to Big Sur 11.2.2 then I found that the notebook camera stopped working despite normal. Seems like it stops working after the first shot. Is there a ...
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Is there a dedicated camera is for recording video on iPhone 12 Pro?

I am going to get an iPhone 12 Pro to use as a high quality video camera. I know the 3 cameras have different functions, but I don’t know much about this triple camera setup. Is there a dedicated ...
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Time lapse didn’t save, possible to recover?

I recorded a six hour long timelapse and upon stopping the recording it simply didn’t show up in my camera roll. On googling this it appears to be a very common problem. Is there any way the file may ...
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Is there a way to operate the camera of a disassembled iPhone X?

I recently disassembled my iPhone X; to straightforwardly ask, is there a way to operate the rear camera of this model? There are all the necessary parts: the display, central processor, the front ...
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External iSight camera with M1 Mac?

I'm attempting to use a 2003-era external Apple iSight Camera with an M1 Mac mini via adapters: iSight > FireWire 400 > FireWire 800 > Thunderbolt 2 > Thunderbolt 3 This same adapter ...
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