what makes images flip in pics?

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I've seen this a number of times, why does it happen. left side will appear on the right...these aren't pics taken in mirrors.

I once took a pic of a cat.  He has a notch in his left ear, but in the pic, its in his right.

Update:

with the cat, how come the notch is switched, but not the rest of the pic?

I look back at a lot of pics...no difference between antiflip setting be on or off.

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    This does not happen with real cameras. It's a setting in the phone's camera. If the flipping does not happen all the time then something (or someone) must be tripping that setting (unknowingly) before taking the shot.

    • SimplytheFACTS
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      how could that be possible...when pics are always taken the same way that the person is actually tripping something....all i do is hit the button, i never touch any settings, yet occasionally it is flipped.

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  • Frank
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    This is a problem with smartphones.  People are used to the way they look in the mirror, so smartphones will often flip the image horizontally by default to make the person's face look like it does in the mirror.  Fortunately, you can turn this "feature" off so that the image looks correct.

    • SimplytheFACTS
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      i don't think so, because some are right and some are flipped.

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  • 1 month ago

    Image reversal is simple --- really Too simple --- in the digital domain. 

       

    Some cheap cameras show a reversed image before the shot is taken, 

    but the stored image shows the correct spatial relationship.   

         

    The overall quality, or lack thereof, in the camera 

    could be a reason for a reversed final image. 

        

    In any case, putting it though a good photo editing program 

    will give you the ability to do whatever you like with it. 

         

    • SimplytheFACTS
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      makes no sense...why is the FINAL pic flipped.....i am not talking about what I see on the screen being flipped...i am talking about the actual pic

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