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Old Jan 15, 2003, 12:24 PM   #1
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Default Red Eye Reduction

I'm using an HP 620. It's a great little camera but it seems even with red eye reduction turned on, I still get red eye. Is this a common problem with digital cameras? Is there a work around to this problem besides putting the pics on the computer and using software to remove the red?
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Old Jan 15, 2003, 1:32 PM   #2
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Interesting comment about the 35mm dark end taped over the flash. I assume the purpose is to reduce the strength of the flash. I will give it a try.

One way to avoid Red eye is turn off the flash. You can increase brightness with your editing software.
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Old Jan 15, 2003, 1:39 PM   #3
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I will have to try that trick. Thanks leforstx.
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Old Jan 15, 2003, 1:45 PM   #4
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Default External flash is best, post editing is cheaper...

Unless you want to purchase an external flash and mount it on a flash bracket above and to the side of your lens, I'd suggest just post editing the redeye out using one of the many photo editors available. I use CompuPic, but there are many other choices out there.
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Old Jan 15, 2003, 2:51 PM   #5
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Is this [red-eye] a common problem with digital cameras?
It is a problem with the built in flash in all cameras, digital and chemical. To be able to fit the flash into the camera, it has to be close to the lens - that is the primary cause of red-eye. In addition, a built in flash has to be small. That causes hot-spots and glare.
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Old Jan 16, 2003, 8:23 AM   #6
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Default Red Eye Reduction

I just purchased a 300W external security light from a home DIY store and intend using it to 'bounce' light from the ceiling in indoor shots as the Canon A40 also produces redeye pictures. The ceiling has to be either white, cream coloured or similar. Hopefully I will be able to switch the flash off and let the 300W (I think it's called a Blonde or Redhead in professional circles) light the room and the subject.

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