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Short answer: Your selfie stick is pretending to be a set of iPhone headphones and pressing the button on your stick is actually the same as pressing the volume up or down button which captures a photo. You can do the same with normal iPhone headphones, or by pressing the physical button on your iPhone. Detailed answer: Note: +(ve) and -(ve) refers to ...


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I have had this problem in the past. I found my answer here. http://osxdaily.com/2013/12/27/fix-there-is-no-connected-camera-error-mac/ Open terminal from the utilities folder in the applications folder. Type sudo killall VDCAssistant into terminal and click enter. Then, enter sudo killall AppleCameraAssistant. That should do the trick.


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Use Image Capture, in the Applications folder - which is the importer 'behind' Photos.app anyway. You can set it to auto-launch any capable app, including itself [or do nothing] & set exactly where your imports should be saved. You can also dictate whether it should auto-delete from the camera afterwards, or alternatively you can manually delete any ...


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Just place yourself on the DCIM folder and choose to search. Search for *.* Choose some thumb nail view Sort result by name You will see all your pictures in order and it's easy to find the picture you are looking for.


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It might be some VDCAssistant programs using it. Try this ,Open a terminal window and type the command below. sudo killall VDCAssistant This will kill all other programs and you will be able to use your camera again.


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This command from shell: sudo killall VDCAssistant restores the camera for me every time.


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With an Application such as iExplorer navigate to PhotoData / MISC where you'll find a file called DCIM_APPLE.plist which contains the following: <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>DCIMLastDirectoryNumber</key> <integer>100</integer> <key>DCIMLastFileNumber</key> <integer>251</integer&...


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The easiest way to do this is a program called "ImageSnap". You can take iSight photo's by typing the command imagesnap into terminal. All commands: USAGE: imagesnap [options] [filename] Version: 0.2.5 Captures an image from a video device and saves it in a file. If no device is specified, the system default will be used. If no filename is specfied, ...


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You can scrape that information off photos on flickr taken with an iPhone 4S: http://www.flickr.com/cameras/apple/iphone_4s/ Here are a few examples of extremes. The dark end seems to show a max ISO of 800 and max shutter of 1/15, which several dark photos agreed with, and none of the ten I looked at went further, so here are two examples: http://www....


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From osxdaily: Quit all open apps that may try to use the FaceTime camera Open Terminal, found in the /Applications/Utilities directory in OS X Enter the following command string exactly, then hit return: sudo killall VDCAssistant Enter the administrator password when requested, this is required to execute a command with superuser privileges as prefixed ...


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According to this article, there is no way to turn off burst mode. This can be quite handy for catching just the right shot. However, for those of you that had learned to stabilize your camera by holding down the shutter button instead of tapping it, this can result in a lot of unexpected pictures. This feature appears to be enabled full-time whether you ...


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It is possible the refurbished unit originated from Japan or Korea, where the setting of the mute switch is deliberately ignored by the Camera app. See this article at engadget.


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This is a hardware problem. This comes up when the ribbon connector from the camera to the main circuit board comes loose or gets disconnected altogether. If you have the right tools and enough DIY skills to open up your iPhone, it's a very simple fix that should be fairly obvious to see. Otherwise, the Apple Store should be able to repair it for you (I ...


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Probably there is some process holding the camera. A dirty hack to solve this issue is to kill the culprit with: sudo killall VDCAssistant


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iOS implements a feature to allow the user to take a photo by pressing the volume up/down button on the earphone remote. The selfie stick simply recreates this button press by shorting out pin 4 (microphone) and pin 3 (ground).


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I'm afraid there isn't an easy way to do so. As far as I know, there is no app which can do what you want... So I've come up with two alternative solutions. The most easy one is to connect your iPhone to your Mac, launch Image Capture (which comes by default on your Mac), select all the photos and delete them. Here is a tutorial how to do so. You can do ...


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Some countries (notably Japan and South Korea) have laws requiring camera phones to make audible shutter sounds. I can't find a definitive reference for this (at least not one in English), but there are many second-hand references if you Google.


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I'm fairly certain the green light is hard-wired to the camera, there's no way to activate the camera without activating the light, precisely for privacy reasons. If you're really concerned about it, you can always just use a piece of electrical tape to cover the camera (or fold a piece of cardboard over the top of the lid for a non-sticky solution). ...


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You can indeed use Bluetooth headphones for taking photos with the built-in iOS Camera app. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be headphones, so long as the device has volume controls. However, here’s the catch:- The volume controls of the Bluetooth device have to control the iPhone’s built-in volume (i.e. they control the volume levels of their own speakers ...


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When you select the camera on the Preview.app, It should open the camera up. You need keep some distance between the FaceTime camera and the white paper only then Preview.app will pick it up. If it's kept too close, the signature will not be picked up.


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Unfortunately imagesnap no longer appears to work on OSX10.11/El Capitan so another alternative is to install ffmpeg (MacPorts: port install ffmpeg or brew install ffmpeg) and run: ffmpeg -f avfoundation -video_size 1280x720 -framerate 30 -i "0" -vframes 1 out.jpg


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The easiest way to delete photos is to use Image Capture. That's how I've been doing it. Connect your iPhone to your mac via cable. Run Image Capture. It should bring up the pictures on your phone. Select all images (or just specific ones). Click the Delete button.


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You can't. iOS uses a simple photo database, very similar to iPhoto. Primary storage for all photo image data and metadata (time, place, exposure, etc) is the camera roll. This system lets you create the illusion of multiple albums, and storing photos in the albums. But from a database perspective, your album is just a table with the image ID of every photo ...


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Hi I had the exact same problem. Played around with terminal and figured out a way to reset the camera. Just open terminal, paste this in to it, and then press Return: sudo killall VDCAssistant


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The only way this can be done is by using Settings > General > Restrictions to disable the use of the camera completely. A side effect is that FaceTime is also disabled. There is no other mechanism built-in to do what you want.


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The only way to stop burst mode during timer photos is to turn the flash On. When the flash is On the camera will only take 1 picture. My recommendation is to provide feedback to Apple here and let them know how you feel about this limitation.


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Actually you’re already on the right track, as you also do this within your iPhone’s Privacy settings. More specifically: Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services To the right of each app that is listed you’ll see an indication of when it accesses your location Now tap on any of the apps you’d like to change the location settings of (Hint: you can also ...


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While taking the selfie, the displayed image is mirrored so you can line things up easier. This is demonstrated in the first image. After the photo is taken, the image is unmirrored and displayed naturally. This is demonstrated in the second image.


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Go to Settings > Camera. You can select resolution and FPS for video & slo-mo. However, you cannot change the photo resolution. You you will also be able to choose between high efficiency, using HEIF/HEVC, or most compatible, using JPEG/H.264. This does not directly affect the resolution, but does affect how large the photo and video files are.


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No, it is unfortunately not possible in any other app or by changing settings in the iPad. Apple has explicitly forbidden apps to record videos while they are in the background, and iOS prevents this from happening. As Apple writes here for app developers: "Camera usage is prohibited while in the background."


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