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People, before snapping a group selfie, look at the picture on
the phone. But the camera is usually located elsewhere up,
down, or to the sides.
wibni software or hardware could change that, so even though
we are looking the wrong way, in the final image it will show
correctly? Its achievable
in software, and probably not even
that hard to do.
Another way to go about it is to make a small portion of the
screen become transparent with the camera in back of it
somewhere towards the area where your eyes usually appear in
the selfie. In that case, it would be good if half a second before
taking the pic, an eye would show on the screen with the
camera located inside the pupil. The eye would be shown
blinking (closing eyelids and rapidly opening them), or looking
away and then back to the center, to get full attention.
Last but not least (actually, maybe it is least), the camera could
stay in its current location, but the screen could go blank and a
"blinking eye" would be shown around the camera. This "eyelid"
could be mechanical with a drawing around the camera.
Which one do you like best, and when are you making it?
Eyes on camera during video calling [Chairborne Hero, Feb 12 2020]
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||Apple previewed something much like this for Facetime but I
don't think the feature made it into the release version of iOS
||I look above the camera and it looks great in photos.
||Point the camera away from you; they'll look even better.
||wow! thanks chairborne. you're my hero!