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Ophelia Fleming

My photos are too pink

Why are my photos pink? How do I correct this?

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11/11/2008 7:58:47 PM

Alan N. Marcus   Hi Ophdlia,

Pink Photos:

It’s difficult to help you because you did not tell us things we needed to know.
1. Film or digital camera?
2. How do you view your pictures?
a. On the computer monitor?
b. Prints you make at home?
c. Prints made for you at a local photo shop?

If you are using a film camera, old outdated film produces pink pictures.

If the camera or the film was stored in the glove compartment of a car, likely it was exposed to severe heat. Film exposed to excessive heat yields pink pictures.

Sometimes we like to take pictures indoors without flash. Indoor light is often warm in color. Actually the color is salmon pink.

Most digital cameras have a setting that allows the camera to check the color of the lighting and automatically correct for unusual conditions. Maybe you have accidentally changed this setting away from automatic. If this is true, the camera logic might be confused. Check a setting call “white balance”. Restore to automatic mode.

Tell us more and we will try and help.

Alan Marcus

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11/11/2008 9:36:08 PM

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