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AWB problem on 555

Using AWB on my Optio555 always results in daylight images having a 'blue cast' to them and so for the past 7 months I have been correcting each picture using Color Balance in PS 7 before printing; a time consuming procedure.I always use the P program mode when taking pictures outside, the results are usually excellent except for the 'too much blue' problem. Yesterday (belatedly) I did some experiments by taking identical shots using first AWB then setting the white balance to Daylight.Problem solved! No blue cast. Could it be just my camera or do others notice the same problem with Auto white balance?

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I noted that situation, but was my fault because i've been using Bulb or tungsten in outdoor pictures...!!! AWB works fine most of the cases except in some indoors where i have to use manual WB. Please be aware that if you have enough indoor light could be a good idea to disable the flash, try and error......

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