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Red-Eye Fix Are there any settings that will eliminate the red-eye problem with my Canon A520? My Minolta emits three distinct flashes prior to taking the picture when re-eye reduction is turned on. I don't see this with the Canon A520. We have two A520s and they both produce the same red-eye prone photos. Ron

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Re: Red-Eye Fix

Here is a link to the product manual: It states that to turn on red-eye reduction mode (p.43), go to the Camera menu, then set the top setting (red-eye) to "on". Even if you are unable to get this to work (or if you do get it to work, but are unhappy with the results), there is a really nice free proto organizer ( that includes a red-eye removal tool that is really simple to use.

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