If necessity is the mother of invention, then I’d like to know what inspired the development of Camera Mirror. Basically, all this little app does is turn the display from your Mac’s iSight camera into a mirror. Say what?
That’s right. A mirror. But wait. Can’t you do the same thing using QuickTime Player and record video mode? Uh, no. At least, not easily. By default, QuickTime Player doesn’t reflect a mirror image of what is captured by an iSight camera.
Camera Mirror uses iSight but flips the image so it’s actually a mirror. Why do you need this? Once you see it in action you will understand the value. Unlike a mirror, Camera Mirror can be enlarged to cover your Mac’s screen end to end. Voila! A much larger mirror image.
The mirror image makes it easier to apply makeup, trim eyebrows and nose hair, pop pimples (not that you’d want to do that), or merely check your appearance.
Because the Camera Mirror window is resizable, you can park it in a corner of the Mac’s screen and use it as rearview mirror to see who’s sneaking up behind you.
One click will switch Camera Mirror from mirror mode to camera view. Here’s the caveat. I was unable to get Camera Mirror to work with any other camera than Apple’s built-in iSight camera, so your mileage may vary.
One feature I’d like to see is an option to zoom in or magnify the video for a super close up view. Otherwise, simple, straightforward, useful and priced right.