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Old Dec 26, 2003, 8:45 AM   #1
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Default Purple comes out Blue

I am using a Sony DSC-S75 which normally takes terrific pictures using the default AUTO settings. My problem is that when taking indoor flash pictures, the color PURPLE always shows up BLUE in the photo. Is there any setting that I can adjust to prevent the color change? I am new to digital photography, so I am not well versed in the use of manual settings yet. Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old Dec 27, 2003, 5:51 PM   #2
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This is a common problem with many digital cameras because the sensor only responds to red, green and blue. Some purple colours are red and blue and respond well to the sensors but other purples don't have any red but do have an ultraviolet component that the camera can't pick up so only the blue registers.
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Old Dec 27, 2003, 6:37 PM   #3
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IN addition to what Bob Nichol stated, if you are viweing the image in a web browser or other non color managed windows application, then sublte purples may show up as blue. Viweing and printing in a color mangaged applicaiton such as Adobe Photoshop, that will apply the correct color profile(probably a generic SRGB in this case) and the color will be mor accurate.

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Old Dec 27, 2003, 6:55 PM   #4
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Thanks Bob and Chris for the information. Now I know that the problem is not due to something that I did wrong. I have Adobe Photoshop Elements and JASC Paint Shop Pro ver 8, so I'll experiment and see if I can correct the color.

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