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Colour problem There is a blue bias to pics /purple is reduced to pure blue and yellows are diminished.

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Re: Colour problem

This is A CCD problem- depending on age of camera-you may get a free replacement - there was a CCD recall a while ago- check out the support site.

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Cannot get reds or purples to accurately show on display or when developed in hard copy. Reds show pink. Purples show blue. Tried a number of things but no luck

Looks like a problem the colour balance. But to help you more, I need to know what model Fuji you have.
You are sure there is no smudge on the lens? and there is no damage to the lens?

Feb 26, 2015 | FUJIFILM Digital Cameras

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Actual colour of objects do not appear accuratly on display or when developed? What do I need to do?

On page 77 of the manual is the WB settings.

25485183-vqfjb430utzmlcvnsccjv5sk-1-0.png You can find the manual here:
To start (quick check if nothing is wrong with the camera) put it in automatic mode. Put the mode dial in Auto or SR Auto.
No other option. Then shoot some pictures. these should have a normal colour.

Feb 26, 2015 | FUJIFILM FinePix S1800 Digital Camera

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When i look through the view to take a photo it looks like it is running down the scene as it is melting, the colour is weird also. When I view the photo it is all different colours eg. pink, blue, purple,...

Hi you have either ccd unit (image sensor) or main circuit defective. Also circuitry connector loosen is possible. your local repair shop would charge $35 to 85 depend on what they really want to charge. Thanks and best regard!

May 25, 2011 | FUJIFILM FinePix AV100 Digital Camera

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When i view the pics i took on the camera, any part of the pic that has light in it flashes. how do i stop that?

You're seeing blown-out highlights. Those are the portions of your picture that have been overexposed so much that they've gone pure white and all detail has been lost. This is generally considered a bad thing and so the camera is warning you about them. The proper fix is to reduce the exposure using exposure compensation to bring back the details. This can lead to the loss of detail in the shadows as they go pure black, but that's not as bad a thing since we don't expect to see details in the dark. However, the blinking is just a warning since the camera doesn't know what effect you're trying for.

That was the long answer. The short answer is: press up/down on the multiselector to select a different view of your photo.

Dec 11, 2010 | Nikon D3000 10.2 Megapixels SLR Digital...

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Nikon D60. When viewing pics I get a section of the display that flashes on and off. I have no idea what's happened and I can't get back to viewing pics without the annoying flashing, it flashes black and...

You're seeing blown-out highlights. These are the portions of your picture that have been overexposed so much that they've gone pure white and lost all detail. This is generally considered a bad thing, and the camera is warning you so. Of course, the camera doesn't know what effect you're trying for.

In general, the proper fix is to reduce the exposure by using exposure compensation to bring back the details. This risks losing details in the shadows as they go pure black, but that's generally considered not as bad. After all, we don't really expect to see things in the dark.

That was the long answer. The short answer is: press up/down on the multiselector to cycle through the different views of your picture.

Nov 12, 2010 | Nikon D60 Digital Camera

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When shooting inside the house i get flashing

Short answer: Press up/down while viewing the picture to cycle through the different views of the picture.

Long answer: You're seeing "blown highlights." The blinking areas are places in the picture where you've overexposed and lost all detail. Those areas are blown out to pure white, without any shading whatsoever. That's not necessarily an error, especially if your subjects are inside the house and you don't really care what's outside. In other cases, you may want to reduce the exposure so as to bring up at least some of the details in the highlights. It's generally considered more acceptable to lose details in the shadows, losing things to pure black, than to lose details in the highlights, losing things to pure white.

As I said earlier, losing details in the highlights is not necessarily an error. The camera is merely warning you, pointing out a potential problem.

Apr 04, 2010 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

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Pictures have a blue colour

You have not said w2hether these are daylight pics or pics taken inside under halogen lights. The later requires a blue filter.

Daylight pics that show blue are set to the wrong Kelvins in your menu. Set the camera back to factory settings and make a note of the Kelvins ( temperature scale) that is the standard setting.. You can manipulate the color of the pics taken in certain light by moving the scale upward to warm the pic in overcast situations or down in bright light to remove red cast that some light or lights ( bulbs) tend tp create in pics.

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Nov 22, 2009 | Olympus EVOLT E-500 Digital Camera

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Purple tinged camera screen

all you have to do is, (Now, I know this may sound crazy but it will help) Take apart your camera. Disconnect the black cord wrapped around the blue cord. Pull out the yellow cord out and throw it away. That yellow cord is a virus which is causing your screen to go purple. Now reconnect the black cord and unwrap it from around the blue cord. This will cause your screen to not only turn back to normal but to hold 2x the space of pictures you would usually hold. If this doesn't work, then stop being lazy and buy yourself a new camera. Yes, I'm talking to you granny!!

Good day my fellow American citizens. I really do hope this works. Thank you for your time. ;)

May 21, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare C713 Digital Camera

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All images are vignetted

Recently my Fuji S20 pro pictures started to look like purple and green blurred water colour images. Sometimes there is horizontal lines in the pics. like when your printer stars to get low on toner. I called customer service. They said to send it in. My cost. They will send an estimate if I want it fixed i pay. If I do not and want it back they will charge me $25 to get it back. Or they will keep it and recycle it. How kind of them!!!

Sep 25, 2007 | Fuji FinePix S20 Pro Digital Camera

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Skylight filters don't generally block UV, they change the colour tint optically, which you can do without danger of image degredation in post-processing, so I woudn't really recommend using a skylight filter for digital cameras. I haven't tried a UV filter on my fz10, only my circular polarizer. From what I've heard however, a uv filter may act as lens protection (or use the lens hood), and might in some circumstances reduce haze (rarely), and there are unconfirmed rumours of possibly reducing purple fringing. If anyone could ever confirm this, I might consider one. Otherwise, UV filters also seem peripheral for digital photography. Probably the most important optical filter you can use is a polarizer. This can cut a lot of excess scattered/polarized light and reduce excess contrast, increase sky colour saturation, etc. It's effects are extremely difficult or impossible to get in editing.

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