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Old May 23, 2004, 3:21 AM   #1
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How well does red eye reduction in software work?

I am tossing up between the Olympus C-760 (with no hot shoe) and the C-770 with a hot shoe. I am not sure if the extra $ for getting a hot showe is worth it, or I should just use Olympus's software (or other software?) to fix the problem.

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Old May 23, 2004, 6:23 AM   #2
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I don't knowhow the olympus software works, but I've had very good luck removing red eye using PS Elements. It can be a pain thoughif you have lots of pictures to edit. If you plan to get serious about photography I would get a hot shoe. with an external flash, not only can you avoid red eye, but you can have more control over the ligtht to yield a more pleasing light in your pictures. Not to mention, many builtin flashes aren't very powerfull.
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Old May 25, 2004, 7:11 AM   #3
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Cheers.

i'd really like to avoid the extra $ needed for the hot shoe .. if software can remove red eye, i don't mind doing that for the people photos i take.. i sort of expect most of my pics will be taken outdoors - landscape etc.
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Old May 25, 2004, 8:38 AM   #4
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It's not just the red-eye issue with flash. There's also the distance issue, the internal flash is only good for 20 feet maximum. And if you add any accessory lenses the internal flash is useless as it is partially blocked by the extra lens diameter. You have to think ahead for every shooting situation you want to do.

Of course you can do what I did and buy a Metz 34-CS2 Digital slave flash later on.
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