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Re: PHOTO: Camera changing color of QUICKEN ...

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] PHOTO: Camera changing color of QUICKEN ...
  • From: John I Jones jijones@usjoneses.com
  • Date: Sat, 13 May 2006 10:24:36 -0700


To some extent we have the same problems with cameras that we had 
(still have) with film. For instance, Kodak Ectachrome almost always 
had a bluish tint to every picture. The way most people got around that 
was to use a Sky Filter on the camera which filtered out some of the 
blue light.

In regards to your camera, it may have a higher sensitivity to blue 
light. Perhaps a filter would ease the problem. It will probably take a 
little experimenting to figure out the best solution.

You might try searching the  iris@hort 
(http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-talk/) and iris-photos 
(http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/) archives for "filter" to see 
if you can come up with the filter number. I know it is in there 

Also most digital cameras, by default, are set to auto
white-balance. In this mode, the camera tries to figure out what kind 
of lighting
you have: sun, shady, cloudy, flourenscent
lights etc. The technical term is "color temperature".

  Most digial cameras also let you select between types of lighting. 
Some cameras let you adjust the
white ballance by showing it something white before actually taking the 

Another issue is that your monitor also has its own color 
characteristics and what you see may not be what others see. You can 
adjust your monitor, but you probably need some calibration equipment 
or software to do it right.

On May 13, 2006, at 3:44 AM, La Vie En Rose Gardens wrote:

> Why is my camera changing the colour of my QUICKEN from a purple to a
> blue??????
> My camera is a Casio EX-Z50 5.0 megapixels e/2X op. zoom
> Berni(ce)
> Yahoo! Groups Links
> <Iris-Quicken_8199a.jpg>
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