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Pink cast in non-auto modes

The camera works brilliantly in automatic mode. Color is very accurate.
In every other mode the color cast varies from orange to pink, depending
on the quality of the light, time of day, interior/exterior. I am now able to
shoot only in automatic mode and this is NOT convenient, nor is it acceptable
in a camera of this price. This is a new problem, several months old. The camera was new January 2007.

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  • dejablues Mar 06, 2008

    Same problem here. Most everything except Auto appears yellowy-orange.

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Also look at the colors setting

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Have you tried tweaking the white balance?

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My pictures have a purple tint to them


You're either using old/expired film, or taking photos during dusk. Color film is balanced for daylight photography. Using it under conditions other than that will result in varying color casts on the resulting images.

Fluorescent lighting: Greenish
Indoor bulbs: Reddish/orange
Outdoor at night/dusk: Blueish/purpla
Ourdoor at dawn: Pink/blue

Or, you may have just gotten bad print work done. Try a different lab.

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Pink pictures


Make sure the white balance is set to "auto." Try going outside into shade and taking a picture of a white piece of paper, and see if that has a color cast.

If it does, follow the instructions in your camera's manual to set up a "custom white balance," and see if that helps. If the camera is newish, Canon might fix it under warranty, too.

May 18, 2009 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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Whitebalanc; red cast over pictures


Greetings...

The red or orange cast comes from a warm light source since you have the auto white blance off...

Got to your menu and turn the auto white blance back on and then try taking the same picture under the same lighting and see if that corrects your problem...

Ed

Apr 08, 2008 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F707 Digital Camera

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Canon A720 IS


This is normal and not a malfunction.

It is caused by the bright light and will only be recorded in video mode.

Try to keep your camera aimed away from bright spots. There is nothing you can do to completely avoid the pink lines, but just be reassured that there is nothing wrong with your camera.

Hope this helps!

Mar 22, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A720 IS Digital Camera

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Canon 20D strong blue cast to pictures


You probably have the White Balance set to a setting other a
than "Auto White Balance" (AWB). On the top of the camera, above the exterior LCD panel, there is the "AF-WB" button. Turn the camera on--past "on" to the bent line. Press the AF-WB button once. On the left side of the exterior LCD panel there is a vertical, reticular box with the symbol of the selected setting for WB. Normally, the setting should be set to AWB. If it is not, turn the command dial at the back of the camera until "AWB" is showing. Try shooting again-the color should be better.

In the "auto" modes (green box, portrait, landscape, etc) the AWB is automatically set. In the "advanced" modes (P,Tv, etc) the WB is manually set for whatever light source you are using. The command dial may have been accidently turned to different setting. Hope this helps.

Jan 23, 2008 | Canon EOS-20D Body only Digital Camera

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What is the color mode? Can it be selected in the movie recording?


With P, A, S, M, mode, (set using the exposure mode dial) the following four modes can be selected to suite the image. Vivid color is to be selected to produce more vivid image than the natural colored image (default), Black and white is to produce monochrome image in black and white, and Sepia is to be if it should be the sepia tone. Also, they can be selected in the movie recording.*The color mode of the saved images cannot be changed. They should be selected before recording. *Automatic Digital Subject Program and AUTO can not select them. (natural color only)

Sep 13, 2005 | Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 Digital Camera

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White balance


Use real color mode, saturation set to normal.

Sep 13, 2005 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F828 Digital Camera

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Color Problems


I know this contribution might be late, but try to avoid using the auto white balance. Use a tungsten mode and test each of its compensations until you get the desired result. I haven't had a similar problem on the 14n, but my D100 always places a magenta cast on white when shooting auto WB. I learned how to adapt the other WB modes to any situation.

Sep 13, 2005 | Kodak DCS 14n Digital Camera

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Accurate color


Digital cameras rely on "white balance" to control total overall color accuracy as processed for the final image. Colors are greatly affected by light. For example, look at any wall in your home or office and you can easily see that shadows will make the color of the wall appear to be different shades. Sunlight has a very different effect on colors than incandescent light or florescent lights. Digital cameras start with white (the absence of color) to measure the effect of light and adjust the metering (measurement and accuracy) of all the other colors. Of course, white in a poorly lit room may appear gray or even yellow to some digital cameras. So how can you get accurate color? 1) Turn the Mode Dial to MANUAL MODE (Red camera icon with an "M") 2) Use the Arrow Down on the ENTER Button to select W/B (White Balance) 3) Press the center on the ENTER Button to select and adjust W/B (White Balance) 4) Use the Arrow Right (once), then Press and Hold the Arrow Down. Note: Continue to Press and Hold the Arrow Down. There will be a pause as you reach the bottom of the common preset conditions. Then a new "hidden" option will appear. 5) Once PRE SET appears, Press the center of the ENTER Button to select it. 6) A Special screen will appear. Point the camera direct at something WHITE, like a piece of paper, a white wall or a white shirt. Regardless of the lighting conditions, the camera will accept this "white object" as the new starting point "base of reference" or "True White". 7) Press the Shutter Button to program the new "True White" setting. 8) Press the center of the ENTER Button to accept and continue photography. These new settings will be saved as PRE SET True White conditions in Manual Photography Mode until you change the settings with another selection. This will not "go away" when the camera is turned off. These settings do not impact Auto Photography Mode.

Sep 11, 2005 | Toshiba PDR-3330 Digital Camera

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Accurate color


Digital cameras rely on "white balance" to control total overall color accuracy as processed for the final image. Colors are greatly affected by light. For example, look at any wall in your home or office and you can easily see that shadows will make the color of the wall appear to be different shades. Sunlight has a very different effect on colors than incandescent light or florescent lights. Digital cameras start with white (the absence of color) to measure the effect of light and adjust the metering (measurement and accuracy) of all the other colors. Of course, white in a poorly lit room may appear gray or even yellow to some digital cameras. So how can you get accurate color? 1) Turn the Mode Dial to MANUAL MODE (Red camera icon with an "M") 2) Use the Arrow Down on the ENTER Button to select W/B (White Balance) 3) Press the center on the ENTER Button to select and adjust W/B (White Balance) 4) Use the Arrow Right (once), then Press and Hold the Arrow Down. Note: Continue to Press and Hold the Arrow Down. There will be a pause as you reach the bottom of the common preset conditions. Then a new "hidden" option will appear. 5) Once PRE SET appears, Press the center of the ENTER Button to select it. 6) A Special screen will appear. Point the camera direct at something WHITE, like a piece of paper, a white wall or a white shirt. Regardless of the lighting conditions, the camera will accept this "white object" as the new starting point "base of reference" or "True White". 7) Press the Shutter Button to program the new "True White" setting. 8) Press the center of the ENTER Button to accept and continue photography. These new settings will be saved as PRE SET True White conditions in Manual Photography Mode until you change the settings with another selection. This will not "go away" when the camera is turned off. These settings do not impact Auto Photography Mode.

Sep 11, 2005 | Toshiba PDR-3300 Digital Camera

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