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Why do some of my pictures come out dark or with shadows?

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Re: Why do some of my pictures come out dark or with...

Your Polaroid Fun! Digital 320 camera does not have a flash. If pictures are coming out dark, it's because there wasn't enough light in the surroundings when the picture was taken. Remember, it's important to take photos in brightly lit surroundings. When taking pictures indoors, make sure that the room has bright lighting. For best results, take pictures during daylight hours with a combination of indoor and outdoor light, preferably near a window.

Posted on Sep 21, 2005

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http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=183&modelid=15658&keycode=2112&id=39151

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