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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 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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Recording direct from camera into MacBook Pro via HDMI?

Is there any way to 'tether' my camera via its HDMI out to a MacBook pro? The goal is to record live, uncompressed, video direct from a camera. Thus skipping the camera's file system and recording ...
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How can I prevent FaceTime from launching when I plug in an external video camera?

We have iMacs that we use as industrial control computers, and we connect FireWire cameras into them via Thunderbolt adapters. On previous OS X versions, we would have to go into the preferences for ...
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How can I change my iPhone's 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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Why doesn't my new iPod Touch have a camera?

I got a new, 32gb iPod Touch for my birthday in August, and I really love it. It's faster than my old one and holds all my songs, but I thought it would have a camera. I don't know much about the ...
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Why is my selfie flipped?

I take a picture, facing front, and I get a reduplication of the reality in front of my with the right and left sides equivalent between earth and digital. However, once I step over to take a selfie ...
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Cannot take photos, message pops up that says “Not enough storage space”

I am trying to take a picture and my iPhone 4s says there is not enough storage space and to go to settings. I went into setting and into iCloud and deleted the prior backpack to free up space and I ...
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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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Fastest way to get to camera in iOS?

There are a few different states an iOS device might be in when one wants to capture a memory really fast: Power off, with a PIN or password screen Power off, no PIN or password, but need to "slide ...
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Using a Campark ACT74 action cam as a webcam in macOS 10.12

I recently got a Campark ACT74 action cam, with the intention of using it as a camera with which to live-stream stuff to Twitch and the like. Upon plugging it in to my Macbook Pro (2015, 10.12) --- ...
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Macbook Retina 15" camera - hardware, firmware or software issue?

When I try to use camera on my macbook in photo booth / skype there's no image coming from it. Camera's LED blinks (with approx 1 second interval). How do I fix that or confirm that's a hardware ...
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Does the camera on the iPhone 6 protrude from the back?

When the iPhone 6 was announced last week, I read that the camera would protrude from the back of the phone, instead of being completely flush with the back like on all previous iPhones. Is this true?...
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In a WhatsApp videochat on my iPhone (XR, iOS 12.4), how can I switch between front and back cameras?

When videochatting with WhatsApp (v2.19) on an iPhone (XR, iOS 12.4), the front camera is used because when you look at the screen you want the other person to be able to see your face. But using the ...
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What does the layered HDR icon mean in my photos?

I have the iPhone Xs and I’m interested in the Smart HDR feature. I note that it is enabled by default. However, only a handful of the photos that I have taken over the past week or two have the HDR ...
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Is it possible to record a 4K time-lapse on iPhone?

In iOS 8 Apple released a time-lapse feature for the camera app. It seems as though time-lapses are recorded in 1080p. I would like the time-lapse to be recorded instead in 4K. Is this possible?
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How do I change focal distance in iPhone SE

When I try to take a photo through window screen, the plane of focus is the window screen rather than the things outside. Is there any way to forcibly change the focal distance when every part of ...
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Why are photos and videos always cropped on phone orientation?

Isn't the lens proportional in width and height? Is there a specific reason they are cropped to the orientation? Does AVFoundation have API that would let me take full uncropped photos and videos? I’...
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How do I disable or turn off Burst Mode photos in iPhone 6s?

Whenever I use the self-timer modes (either 3s, or 10s), my iPhone takes a burst of photos no matter what. Is there a way to disable this?
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Logging camera access on OS X Yosemite and up

I'd like to have camera access by applications be logged in system logs, so that I can later search for camera access in the console app. Any idea if there is some debug feature in OS X to enable ...
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How to optimize imported photos from digital camera?

I'm importing photos from my camera using Photos application, but how can I optimize these photos. My camera does 5.5MB big JPEG images but I want somehow lower the resolution and also the quality ...
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What is the framerate of the macbook pro mid 2012 non retina facetime hd camera?

I have a macbook pro mid 2012 non retina facetime hd camera. It is advertised as having a facetime hd camera however the frame rate seems to be very low (14.5 fps). Is this normal?
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How to add GPS data to photos?

When I make photos with iPhone, these show GPS latitude + longitude in many software. My normal camera has no GPS. How to add GPS info to these photos?
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Whats the 35mm focal length equivalent of an iPhone 5s?

It seems a bit wide, my guess is about 25mm (35mm equiv) or so. A Google search didn't find anything useful. Also, any info on usable ISO ranges?
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iPhone 5S camera focus

Does anyone else often get blurry images when taking photos with iPhone 5S? I just feel they are more frequent than on my iPhone 4 and was wondering if anyone else experienced the same.
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uninstall camera and reinstall on iPhone

I bought a new Iphone 5. back camera never worked since then. no issues with front camera. camera application also hangs now and then. I want to un install the camera app and re install it. is this ...
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Does the MacBook Pro need both Ambient Light Sensors to function correctly?

Does the Late 2013 15-inch MacBook Pro (Retina display) need both sensors to the left & right of the FaceTime camera in order to function correctly? Are these both ambient light sensors? I ...
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Check Camera Path through command line

is that a command to type in terminal that lists all the webcams connected to my computer? Maybe using ffmpeg package?
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iOS camera tap to focus animation

Is the iOS Camera app's "tap to focus" animation available somewhere that I can download and use? Preferably an array of images?
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Why is the iPod Touch 5th gen able to record 1080p yet the iPhone 4 isn't?

Looking at the specs, both the iPod Touch 5th gen and the iPhone 4 have five megapixel rear facing cameras. Why, then, is the iPod Touch 5th gen able to record 1080p while the iPhone 4 is only able ...
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Is there a way to use my USB web Camera which I use with my windows PC to use with my iPad first edition?

Is there a way to use my USB web Camera which I use with my windows PC to use with my iPad first edition? Or any other camera to use with ipad first edition.
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Why has my iPhone camera stopped focusing?

My camera doesn't focus any more. Is that a known issue and is there a fix for this? If not, can I take it to be fixed? I had this phone for less than a year.
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Using FaceTime HD Camera without FaceTime

I have a Facetime HD camera in my new iMac but no one else I know has one. How can I test the HD capability of it? Photobooth doesn't take pictures in HD.
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iPhone 4 camera capabilities to read QR code

I have no iPhone 4 here now but I need to know how well is its camera for reading small-size QR codes. Now I have some test QR codes printed on a sheet of paper and my old 1.3MPx smartphone camera ...
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Turn off Live Photo mode permanently in iPhone XS

How do I disable Live Photo mode for long term? Before taking a photo, I turn Live Photos off, but it keeps coming back on automatically.
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iPhone: Show clean Camera feed without any on-screen controls

Is there a way to show a clean feed of the Camera on iPhone screen? For example, if I go to the Camera app, I can see the record button, as well as the other controls and options. I want to see ...
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Turn off the camera shutter sound on iPhone SE running iOS 12.1.4

I need to take a picture silently. Currently the only way I've found to silence the shutter sound is to enable Live Photo. My iPhone 5s on iOS 10.x obeys the ringer/silent switch setting, but the ...
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iPad initial setup join Wi-Fi by scanning QR code

Is it possible to configure things such that iPad gives me an option to open the Camera app to scan a QR code to connect to a Wi-Fi access point? Do note that the iPad will be enrolled into DEP and ...
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MacOS Mojave - can't use Camera with imutils in Python

After the new update to macOS (Mojave), I can't access the camera. I'm using a python script with opencv and imutils (doing some object detection), and once I run the script, it stops. After the debug ...
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How do I activate the flashlight during a front-facing camera recording?

How do I activate the rear-facing flashlight during a front-facing camera recording on the iPhone?
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Name assigned to the scrolling images in the camera app

Odd question, but i am trying to recall what the small horizontal scrolling set of thumbnail images under a photo is called (in the iPhone camera app)
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What is the MakerNote Apple 0x0002 field in iPhone/iPad images? Is it a unique identifier for photos?

What is the MakerNote Apple 0x0002 field in iPhone/iPad images? Is it a unique identifier for photos? Example: [MakerNotes] Apple 0x0002 : bplist00O..?~yvronlkigc]F".???{ws[...
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How do you set an Burst ID using exiftools on MacOS?

To mark pictures as burst in Apple Photos.app a random BurstUUID (same one for all bursts) is required. By trying to set an UUID with zsh: exiftool -BurstUUID='A4862FFE-5491-4F15-9AC0-0881859A0802' ...
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Is it possible to take multiple, continuous photos with a delay in iPhone?

In iOS, if you hold the home botton in the Camera app, you can take a series of photos continuously. However, I want to use this with a delay (10 sec), and since there is a reason to use the delay I ...
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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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iPhone 6s camera replacement

I dropped my iPhone and shattered the external lens. The internal one was scratched, too. I got the parts online and followed the iFixit guide to open up my iPhone and replace the camera. Now when I ...
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Problems Connecting Canon Powershot to 2015 Macbook Air

I have a Canon Powershot G12, and I am attempting to get some files over onto my Macbook Air. This is the first time I attempted to do this, I normally upload them onto my Macbook Pro. But when I do ...
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Read geotagging data from iphone photos exif data

I shoot photos with my iPhone and localization services are active. When I open a photo from my Mac Preview (tools > show inspector > exif) I can't see any geotagging data. BUT, when I open the ...
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Is there a bluetooth camera that works with an iMac?

I want to put a webcam in a far corner of my office and use it for Skype. Do you know of a bluetooth or other wireless camera that will show up on a Mac like a regular camera?