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Every picture I take indoors has a yellow tint. What can I do to stop this?

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Sounds like a white balance problem caused by the background lighting in the room (flourescent or incandescent lights, the camera gets confused in compensating for them). Look in your camera's menus for "white balance" selection. Try setting the white balance to either fluorescent or incandescent lighting, and see if that corrects the problem.

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