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Pink background during a trip to savannah we took a lot of photos that hav pink backgrounds and poor quality imiges when run through a adobe photo shop they seemed to correct for the most part but they still had a shading in the backgrounds

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  • darkie Nov 19, 2007

    For some reason the odd photo i take goes totally pink, this has happened when shooting in auto or manuel only way i can describe it it looks like a film negative but pink

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2007

    when I take any photo I get a pinkish red hoziontal lines through the picture



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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your cameras warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:
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A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110

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I have a 8500 pixma and when i print photos it is pink in background, I have replaced all inks and have done all cleanings.

Run Adobe Gamma. It sounds like a profile got messed up somewhere hope this helps and please remember to vote

Nov 29, 2010 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies


Simple way to Get Better Quality Scans

This tip describes and explains a common standard technique to correct and improve the contrast of the image, which enhances colors too. It is applicable to scanning both prints and film, and to editing later too. It uses the histogram tool in your scanner's driver or photo editor program, and is called Setting the Black and White Points. This discussion may appear to be about scanning, but this same technique works for scanner images, digital camera images, any image at all. The LCD display on better digital cameras shows this same histogram to allow judging the correct camera exposure at time of shooting, so now is time to learn this technique.

This is easy to do and learn, and it can make a huge difference to your images. It is an essential technique for Color or Grayscale photo images, a real fundamental. It is simply the way images are adjusted. It is quick to do, and it should become your automatic procedure.

You can do this during the scan, or after the scan in the photo editor. The scanner software is very important to our results, it is the tool we have to work with. You really don't need much skill to operate a printer or a monitor, but scanners do require extra effort. The technique described here used with good scanning software will raise your scanning skill level very considerably.

This article is illustrated using images of the histogram tool from Microtek ScanWizard, but if your scanner allows control of the tones during the scan, and many scanners do, then it has similar tools, and they will all work the same way.

Most popular photo editor programs today have similar histogram tools, for example Adobe Photoshop or Elements (shown below - at the Levels menu or just type Control L), and Corel Photo-Paint, Ulead PhotoImpact, and Corel Paint Shop Pro. These all work the same as described here. This tool is often named "Levels", referring to adjusting the black and white end point levels. The adjustment below lowered the midpoint, to brighten the image.

The first step is to start with a pretty good photograph, reasonably focused and exposed. Then the rest is easy. You can even make poor photos better, sometimes a lot better.

The image below is our final version. It's only a 256 color GIF file now, okay? GIF is not best for photos, but the transparent background requires it. And I like it, and it's a good example for the technique. There are a few steps involved in this Simple Way, and it's much harder to describe than to do, but I'll try to cover it all. This method works great for Color or Gray scanning modes, and if you edit images, I can't imagine you not finding it extremely useful too. This tool is fundamentally important to all imaging.


Below is the initial scan, with less contrast.


Photos do vary, one from another, and often do have different scanning requirements. Here is an easy nearly semi-automated technique that helps quite a lot (honest). And for the unusual photo, too dark, too light, etc, variations of this same method will work wonders. There are many opinions how to best do this, but this one works.

This article is illustrated using screen images from Microtek's ScanWizard, but if your scanner allows control of the tones during the scan, and it probably does, then it surely has very similar tools that work the same way. And good photo editors also have the same tool.
Thanks! =)

on Mar 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I want to download a program that helps me in photo editing especially in changing backgrounds

you can go for the adobe photo shop which is very easy to download and fun to learn as well. if you are interested, click here to download it. click on try, to download the software for free,. after trying it, if you like it you can go ahead and buy it online itself.

Nov 12, 2010 | Arcsoft Photo Greeting Card (3135)

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I use s compact flash and the photos taken show shot that are poor color quality and seem to fade of run. i have tried to chande compact discs to no avail

This may be a camera rather than a card problem, you need to isolate the issue.

1) If you have another card, take a photo and check, if the photo is good then you've a card problem. If the photo is like the others you've got a camera problem.

2) If you don't have another card, you can try taking out your current card and taking a photo, this should store on you camera's internal memory. If that's poor, you've got a camera problem.

3) All of these photo's should be transfered to a pc for checking. If they're poor on you camera and good on the PC, it's probably you camera LCD thats got a problem.

Mar 07, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera

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Print Quality Poor - HP Photosmart 2575 All-in-One

You can download the manual from Software & Downloads here.
Then work through this article and see here to diagnose the printing problem. Make sure the print quality is set for photos in the print preferences or properties.
You might try cleaning the cartridge contacts as described here.
Make sure you are using a good quality paper, that it is feeding correctly,

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

Jul 30, 2009 | HP Photosmart 2575 All-In-One InkJet...

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I downloaded adobe photo shop but it asks for serial key during installation.plz send me key.I haven't got that from any where else too.

When you purchase Adobe photo shop at a store the key comes in the box with the CD for the program. If you purchase the program from then the issue you the key and your account number. Hope this helps and Adobe has a lot of 30 day free trials just set up an account. They also have a free version of photoshop at Rate me and thanks, Sea Breeze

Jul 11, 2009 | Adobe Photoshop 7.0 for PC

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Problem with pictures

if the picture is getting distorted red pink or green in color then it is 100% CCD fault and the detail is also blurry then arrange for ccd change or buy a new one i suggest

Jan 29, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S650 Digital Camera

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Very poor pics on PC screen from little tikes camera

Honestly, this is a camera with very poor resolution. My I downloaded my child's photos, they looked awful. I even took my own photos and they still looked terrible.

I would try taking test photos yourself and seeing if this improves. You need to have a very steady hand and not move the camera for several seconds when taking the photos.

Jan 19, 2009 | Little Tikes My Real Digital Camera Pink

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Pictures are blurry; quality of photos seem compromised

As simple as this may sound, have you cleaned the lens lately? A lot of image quality deterioration comes from a finger print or other smudge on the lens. Digital cameras are succeptable to even the smallest gunk on the lens. Because the lens element is very tiny, use a cotton swab with a drop of lens cleaner (or isopropyl alcohol) to thouroughly clean and dry the lens. If it isn't a dirty lens, check your file-size and flash settings.

May 06, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera

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Poor color when printing in high qualitiy - fine when in standard quality

go to preferences then clock on manual
slide pink slider 100%left
give a litle bit black to right
print light
Manual is the printers dark room

Feb 27, 2008 | Canon PIXMA iP4200 InkJet Photo Printer

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