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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 do I take a steathy picture with my iSight camera from the command line?

Is there a command line utility that allows me to take a picture from the built in camera? Something like screencapture allows for, well, screen captures. The reasoning for a command line tool is I ...
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How do I configure Camera and Microphone permission on macOS Mojave?

I'm using macOS Mojave and it's preventing me from using my camera and microphone in web browsers like Firefox and Chrome, and in other applications too. How do I properly set up permissions so that ...
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iPhone makes shutter sound when taking photos despite being on mute

I recently purchased a refurbished iPhone 6. It's been set up from my old device's iCloud backup and updated to iOS 10.2.1. Unfortunately, despite being set to silent via the physical mute switch, ...
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How do you erase pictures from the Photo Stream album on an iPhone running iOS 5?

I have recently upgraded to iOS 5 on my iPhone 4 and am loving it. One issue I've run into is that my iPhone adds my recently taken photos to an album named "Photo Stream" whenever I'm on WiFi. The ...
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Importing photos without using the OS X Photos app

I would like to import my photos off my camera without using the OS X Photos app and locate my photos direct in the Finder so I can store them in folders, edit them in Photoshop etc. (i.e. do whatever ...
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How do I reset Camera and Microphone permission on macOS Mojave?

I'm using macOS Mojave and I want to use my camera and microphone to make a New Movie Recording in QuickTime Player. But when I try it gives me this error. QuickTime Player is not authorized to ...
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Are there privacy concerns with the Built-In iSight Camera and LED Indicator? [duplicate]

I was having a discussion with some friends about the built in camera of computer and what you can do with them, and I realized that my macbook has one of those. That got me thinking about how the ...
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How can I reset the camera roll to photo IMG_0001.jpg on iOS?

I just restored an iPhone 5 backup to an iPod touch both on iOS 6.1.3 (10B329) to rapidly load every app and setting, yet I'd really like the camera roll to start over with 0001. I've gone in and ...
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MacBook Pro - FaceTime HD Camera - Hardware "Failure'?

System Report>Camera>No video capture devices were found USB>Device Tree> No FaceTime HD Camera (inbuilt)listed What can be the cause for "camera hardware failure"? Could faulty iSight cam wifi ...
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Change date and time of a photo in the iOS camera roll?

Can I change the date and/or time of photos that are in the iOS camera roll? I've imported photos, but they now have the wrong date. How can I adjust these photos to appear in the correct temporal ...
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How can I delete photos from camera roll and leave in an album?

I created a named album on my iPhone and placed photos from my camera roll in there. I would then like to delete these photos from the camera roll. However, when I try to do so an error messages warns ...
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Is my Mac spying on me?

Feel free to call me crazy or paranoid, but sometimes I feel like the camera LED turns on briefly (for approximately 0.1 seconds). Maybe it's just odd reflections, or me confusing the LED for the ...
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Does a modern MacBook's green "camera light" always turn on when the camera is activated?

Many people are seen to put strips of tape and other adhesive materials on their MacBook camera in an attempt to thwart any potential hacker from accessing their system and camera. MacBooks have a ...
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How to take photo using Terminal?

Is it possible to take a photo or record a short video with the MacBook's webcam using Terminal? sh-3.2# system_profiler SPSoftwareDataType Software: System Software Overview: System ...
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Front facing camera stopped working on the iPhone 4s

Attempted to use the Camera App today and was presented with a closed shutter screen in the Camera app as pictured below. No tramma or anything happend to the phone no recent OS update, just not ...
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How can I change my iPhone camera's resolution?

I know that Android phones let you change camera resolution. How can I accomplish the same on iOS?
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Removing camera button on iPhone lock screen

How to remove the camera button on the iPhone lock screen without removing the camera from the springboard I don't want to allow people without access to take pictures using my phone (pictures are ...
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How can I transfer photos from the Camera Roll to Photo Stream?

Not all of my photos go to Photo Stream, some still go to my Camera Roll. I'm trying to get them on my Photo Stream so they will be on iCloud. With 30 photos on my camera, 10 in stream, I took 6 ...
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Why is my camera not working?

I don't know why my camera is not working, I am sure it is a software problem, it just shows a black page. All features are working but it doesn't show an image. It is not working on other apps, like ...
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Macbook webcam only shows black and green LED is always on

I tried making a facetime call on my macbook and it shows the view of my camera to just be black. The green LED for the camera turned on when I opened facetime but now will not turn off, even after ...
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MBP display, keyboard backlight and camera issue

I have a mid 2009 MBP which was heating up way to fast because of the fan; then I bought a new one and changed it. I also applied a new thermal grease. Plugged all the cables, tightened all the screws,...
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Camera is not being detected on Mac

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina) and recently my camera stopped working. I didn't drop it or anything, it's just not being detected as a hardware. When I try to see why, System Report shows me: No ...
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Fastest way to transfer a bunch of photos TO iphone camera roll?

what is the quickest way to transfer a bunch of photos (and videos) that come from an iphone to another iPhone's camera roll? Sync with iPhoto/Aperture is not an option: they wouldn't end up in the ...
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How to prevent burst photos in camera timer?

I can tap the upper-central "live photos" (short video) icon button to assure live mode is disabled. I can assure I'm switched to "Photo" and not "Video" or "Square" or whatever. I can tap HDR to "...
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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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Understanding Photo Stream

I have some questions about Photo Stream: Are the photos that I take with my iPhone kept in the camera roll and PhotoStream folders? (Sometimes I take a photo and it appears in camera roll but not on ...
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Webcam not working on Macbook Pro 13"

At some point this year I noticed that my camera was not working. (Skype, Google, Facetime) I tried this https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT2090 But under devices for Camera it says no devices found....
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MacBook Pro camera and microphone used by malware?

Given the increasing number of reports about malware for Apple computers, I am concerned by the fact that there's no simple way to physically block the camera while I'm using my MacBook Pro. Is it ...
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Is there a way to change the default camera app launched from the iOS5 lock screen?

In iOS 5 the lock screen can access the camera app. Is there a way to change the default app that is launched. I would rather use instagram for its social media connections and filters.
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Camera not working again on mid 2013 Macbook Air after the second 10.8.5 upgrade

As mentioned here, the first 10.8.5 upgrade made the camera unavailable for Skype. This being totally unacceptable to me, I applied the fix that was around on macrumours, I backed up the AppleCamera....
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iPhone EXIF/GPS Timestamp - Appears to be based on local settings?

I was under the impression that the iPhone received timestamps along with GPS location data. While I can't say its not true for the internal database, it seems to be for the EXIF data attached to ...
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How can I empty my Camera Roll from my iPhone?

I don't want to save anything—just wipe out the Roll like one would reformat a digital camera's memory card. Is there any easy non-computer route? If there aren't any system settings, do any apps do ...
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Camera will not work in Skype in 10.8.5

I have a MacBook Air 13", bought about a month ago, running OS X 10.8.5. The camera is recorded in System Information as: FaceTime HD Camera: Model ID: Apple Camera VendorID_0x106B ...
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How can I permit SSH connection terminal programs to access Camera?

I'm connecting to my macOS 10.15.1 device over SSH via PuTTY on a Windows computer to run a terminal program, imagesnap, that attempts to use the MacBook's camera. When I ran the program locally on ...
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Best way to clear up space and dump to computer when getting iCloud storage backup prompt?

When i sync my iphone, I am getting an error message saying it can't do a backup because i have more than 5GB of space used. I went to: Settings --> iCloud --> Storage and backup --> Manage Storage....
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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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Camera app gone (not deactivated in restrictions)

My camera app is missing on both my phone and my iPad and after trying all the suggested fixes found online to no avail I now feel the need to get help with my specific case. The app is missing (can'...
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10.10 updated and my internal camera not working

I have just updated my 2013 MacBook Pro 13 inch with 10.10 Yosemite, but now I can't webcast. How do I turn the camera back on?
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FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in) detected on USB hub, but no picture? `sudo Killall VDCAssistant`, restarting, etc does nothing

Why does my laptop camera keep losing picture? Is this possibly just a hardware failure? Specifically, this is in regards to a mid-2012 MacBook Air running macOS Sierra 10.12.5 with a 2GHz i7 & ...
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iMac 2017 Catalina: camera won't work but seems recognized

Our camera light is steady green when activated by a camera app but only shows a black window for FaceTime, Photo Booth, QuickTime, and every other app tried. This is what I've learned/tried so far: ...
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Macbook Pro camera still not working (green light on) - tried heaps of suggested solutions to no avail

My macbook pro camera does not work in facetime, photobooth, zoom, etc despite the green light being on. What I've tried so far to solve it which hasn't worked: sudo killall VDCAssistant & ...
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Can I recover a deleted video from the iPhone 4S camera roll?

So I blundered this morning. Had a cute video of my daughter on Easter, then I accidentally deleted when I was trying to show people (its amazing how a simple finger swipe can cause so much damage!). ...
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Within Photos, delete the RAW file from a "RAW+JPEG" linked pair?

I shoot using the RAW+JPEG capture option on my non-iPhone camera. When I import these images via Photos for Mac, the RAW+JPEG files are added to my iCloud Photos Library as a linked pair. They are ...
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How can I get my videos from a digital camera to OSX and iPhone?

I have Sony NEX 3N. I can find AVCHD file when camera plugged to the computer that fires QuickTime where I can export videos to different social services such as YouTube but I cannot find the video ...
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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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"There is no connected camera" - Macbook Pro 13" 2017

Does anybody have any alternative solutions? Seems like my computer no longer detect my built-in camera. I can't detect it in any application. So far I have tried: terminal killAll commands -> doesn'...
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