Questions tagged [camera]

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

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'Add to home screen' website cannot access camera (iOS 11)

We're facing the issue that websites that have been added to the home screen can't access the camera anymore with iOS 11. That is, after clicking the input (type file) 'Choose file' button the options ...
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Does a newer MacBook's camera light need to be activated when the camera turns on?

Does the camera of a newer MacBook require the green camera light beside it to turn on when the camera itself is turned on? Is the camera light hardwired to the camera, meaning that if the camera is ...
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How can I troubleshoot Security & Privacy issues with Mojave?

Mojave has expanded macOS's sandboxing rules for files and devices. When an application needs to use the camera or microphone, the user is supposed to get a prompt the first time to authorize it. ...
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Does iPhone record GPS info for each frame of video?

When a video is shot using iOS standard camera app on an iPhone 6 Plus and location is enabled, does each frame in video contain GPS data that shows location info when that frame was shot in the video?...
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Use built-in iMac camera on display connected via Thunderbolt

I've got a 27" iMac connected via Thunderbolt using Target Display Mode. It all works fine. I am wondering if there is a way (hack or otherwise) to activate and use the built-in camera from the iMac ...
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What is covering my iPhone camera?

Just today I noticed something new covering my iPhone camera lens. It looks like a shutter or aperture blade over the optics, but knowing that the iPhone has neither, I'm really confused. The camera ...
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How to set default paper size for scan with continuity camera

How can I set the default paper size when scanning with continuity camera using my iPhone? I am using the fantastic new Mojave feature to scan documents directly into Preview with my iPhone using ...
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Troubles with com.apple.cmio.AppleCameraAssistant

I've got a problem with the Daemon com.apple.cmio.AppleCameraAssistant. After some researches on my side, I've finally found the problem on why UserEventAgent took so much of my CPU. Because of this:...
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Remote control of camera between iphone and android?

I am looking for an app that uses a smartphone to remotely control another smartphone's camera allowing me to see the perspective and zoom. It is technically possible. In fact I have found two apps, ...
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Start QuickTime and set camera to iPhone from command line

I'm attempting to start QuickTime from AppleScript and select the camera of my iPhone like I do from QuickTime. I can't seem to make it change the camera. The script I have now is: tell application "...
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Both iPhone 6 cameras show multicolour lines

I couldn't find any information about that problem, First of all, it's not always like that, sometime it's working fine. I thought that it is a problem with the iOS because it's affecting both ...
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How delete remaining photos AFTER reset from Photo Stream on icloud and on iPhone?

After having reset Photo Stream on icloud.com and turned off Photo Stream in the pref. on my iPhone, deleting all photos, I still got a total of 423MB worth of images on my iPhone. According to the ...
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Image Capture default action for *any* camera

I'm trying to implement a solution for a multiuser environment involving Image Capture and AutoImport. (10.6.8 with remote MCX). Our users often connect digital cameras to our Macs to download the ...
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Bootcamp, Face Time HD camera image - How to “Flip Horizontal”

I am using the built in Face Time HD camera (iMac Mid 2011) via Bootcamp on Windows 7. It basically works great, but I need to switch the output image horizontally. The software I am using does not ...
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Screwed up my macbook pro built in camera - Need help in command line

http://osxdaily.com/2017/03/01/disable-mac-camera-completely/ Following this advice, at one point I have used cmd lines to either disable or deleted the components...(such an idiot) While sudo chmod ...
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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 access photos from my camera in Terminal?

I have been trying to compare the speed of importing photos to my Mac from either the camera or by removing the SD card and using a card reader. I have been using the method on question: "Is there a ...
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FFMpeg access AVFoundation usb subdevice camera on OSX Mojave

I Have a dual USB camera for VR: two cameras, one usb connection. On linux, this appears in /dev/video0 and /dev/video1 and I can capture using ffmpeg -i /dev/video0 On Mojave, I can see both devices ...
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Can I upload photos from my camera roll, if an app only prompts me to use the camera directly?

Scenario: I want to use an app, which prompts me to take a photo of some documents so they will be uploaded. However, instead I want to select an existing photo from my camera roll, which is not ...
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Can I use the built-in camera of my Apple Cinema Display on Windows 10

I have a 27" Apple Cinema Display (non Thunderbolt) working fine on Windows 10, except for the built-in camera that is not being recognized. Is there any way to activate it or any drivers that I can ...
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How Apple EarPods send the volume up/down signal?

I am trying to trigger an iPhone's camera with my own development board. I figured it out volume up/down signal is trigging the iPhone's camera, but I managed it at an Android device with touching an ...
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iPhone XS video output for professional applications

I wish to use two iPhone XS as live video cameras connected to a SONY switcher via HDMI or SDI for a live stream. I have a couple questions: Can I output live video as a 'clean' signal image to the ...
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Back camera vs. Back dual camera on iPhone X

When searching through my Photos library, I found four different descriptions of the back camera of the iPhone X: iPhone X back camera 4mm f/1.8 iPhone X back camera 6mm f/2.4 iPhone X back dual ...
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How can I force the iPhone 7 Plus to use the secondary (“telephoto”) camera?

The iPhone 7 Plus has two front-facing cameras: a 4 mm "wide-angle" lens on the (user's) right and a 6 mm "telephoto" lens on the left: I want to use an external lens that clips over the internal 6mm ...
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What is AppleCameraAssistant and why is it using so many CPU cycles?

I noticed in top that AppleCameraAssistant is one of the most CPU-intensive processes currently running (well, technically it's sleeping, so it has 0.0% CPU, but it's still near the top of the list ...
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Cannot turn off built-in Mac iSight camera in Windows

Recently I am developing video-related programs in Windows platform under a MacBook Pro 15″ Retina (mid 2014). The programs usually have functions to turn on the iSight camera to capture images. ...
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iPhone 6 rear-facing camera broken

Two days ago, I dropped my iPhone6 into a water-filled bowl in the kitchen. (Yes, you may laugh now). I got it out after about 2 seconds, dried it, and did what you do in such cases: Open the case, ...
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No geolocation data in my photos even though location services are on for Camera

It turns out none of my photos on my iPhone 4S (ios 6.1.3) are geotagged. The location services are on for camera and GPS works (confirmed in Maps for example). I downloaded an image via image ...
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How much storage do photos take up?

I am considering asking my parents for an iPhone 7 or 8 for Christmas, but I can't decide between which. Straight Talk offers the iPhone 7 with 32 GB and the iPhone 8 with 64 GB. I'm not planning ...
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Turn on camera light but not camera

Is it possible to turn on the light that indicates that the camera (on a MacBook) is on without turning on the camera? (Then it could be used as an indicator for something else.)
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Sync pictures of iPhone with Mac

How can I sync the pictures from my iPhone (5, iOS 6) to the Mac (OS X 10.8.2) (but not vice versa) via WiFi but without going through the cloud? In case it matters, I am using iPhoto on the Mac.
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A method or app to take a picture with all 3 iPhone 11 Pro lenses at the same time?

I feel like I don’t want to choose between zoom levels, I want one 0.5x, one 1x and one 2x photo all taken at once. The guy at the Apple store said there’s a way to do this but “requires downloading a ...
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My MacBook Pro 2017 camera images not clear

I bought a MacBook last year but I never tried the camera, but now I realise the camera is not good. The picture below is from Photo Booth. Is it possible to reset this?
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In which regions is shutter sound muting disabled?

As Apple writes on their help pages: Adjust the volume of the shutter sound using the Ringer and Alerts settings in Settings > Sounds & Haptics (called Sounds on iPhone models other than iPhone ...
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How can I observe what low-level system functions support a specific peripheral (specifically the internal camera on an iMac)?

This question asks about disabling the FaceTime Camera kernel module, but has no answers. I have a similar goal, and I'd like to chase down what might be loading in support of the camera's hardware/...
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Add access to the macbook camera for the terminal application

I am trying to run a OpenCV tutorial that uses the cv.VideoCapture(0). This does require permission from terminal to access the camera. Here is a blog description showing that they see the terminal ...
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Photos (aka iPhoto) failed to import all stills and videos from my camera. Why?

The question: Is it normal for a MacBook to time-out and go to sleep in the middle of a photo import session? Is it really necessary to intervene to keep the MacBook from going to sleep to prevent it ...
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Is there a way to scan a custom size document (like a receipt) using Continuity Camera directly in Finder as PDF with correct dimensions?

I know there is a way to scan a document with Continuity Camera directly in Finder from the Action menu, but that creates a Letter size PDF with the scanned document in the middle and blank padding. ...
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Can I use Mojave continuity camera to send a photo into the finder?

I've got continuity camera working. I can use it to make a photo show up in Pages. When I right-click in finder I get the "Import from iPhone" option, but all the options in the sub-menu are grayed ...
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Preserve HDR mode in Camera app on iOS

I often turn on the HDR mode while taking pictures using the built-in Camera app on my iPhone. However, I have experienced that HDR mode isn't preserved between app launches. It gets turned off on it'...
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Inset photo on iPhone 7 running iOS 10

On a few occasions now, when viewing photos in the "Photos" app, I have seen a small inset photo appear in the top left corner of the screen. Insets seem to be triggered by some sort of downward ...
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Photobooth camera not detected on video effects with USB Camera

I have a logitech c170 USB webcam plugged into my 2012 Mac Mini. The camera works fine on Skype, Facetime, and Photobooth for taking pictures and videos. However if I try to apply and video effects ...
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Pictures are stored but not displayed in Camera Roll

Well, I've been running low space for a long time and this led to a sudden disappearing of old photos (actually 5000 of them - the oldest ones) in camera roll. I don't know how how that worked - maybe ...
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Tech Specs of Built-in iSight Camera of MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)

What are the tech specs of the Built-in iSight Camera of the MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)? Especially: What is the focal length? Does anybody happen to now, if there is something online, ...
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Photo Booth freezes for >30s whenever I open it

I've had this problem ever since I upgraded from Mavericks. Whenever I open Photo Booth, the application seems to be stuck on startup and I have to wait for like 50 seconds for it to become useable. A ...