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Old Aug 13, 2006, 5:46 PM   #1
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I posted this question in the newbie area as well (sorry if this is a crosspost -
http://stevesforums.com/forums/view_...amp;forum_id=9 ), but sometimes I will get photos with the wrong colors. This example shows moms living room, but the carpet is brown, not blue. I took the photo in a hurry, but even if the AE didn't set up properly, I would just get a blurry picture, not wrong colors, right? The white ceiling is also blue tinged. I have the camera settings on Auto. Sorry, can't remember if the flash went off or not.. What can cause this?

Since this is really a Kodak forum, I thought I'd broach the question here as well.. I notice that the people here never leave someone hanging.
I must be doing something wrong, I'm sure. I also notice that red roses can give the picture fits, though I had the same problem with my 6490 in Italy. The red blossums outside our window made the whole scene redish tint.
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Old Aug 13, 2006, 5:59 PM   #2
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Below is the Exif data and the flash did fire.

Pending better advice, you might want to adjust the white balance for the type of lighting.



[Image]
Make = EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Model = KODAK P850 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
Orientation = top/left
Software =

[Camera]
Exposure Time = 1/30"
F Number = F2.8
Exposure Program = Normal program
ISO Speed Ratings = 160
Exif Version = Version 2.21
Date Time Original = 2006-07-27 12:06:06
Date Time Digitized = 2006-07-27 12:06:06
Shutter Speed Value = 5 TV
Aperture Value = 3 AV
Exposure Bias Value = ±0EV
Max Aperture Value = F2.83
Metering Mode = Pattern
Light Source = unknown
Flash = Flash fired, auto mode
Focal Length = 6mm
Flashpix Version = Version 1.0
Color Space = sRGB
Exif Image Width = 640
Exif Image Height = 480
Exposure Index = 160
Sensing Method = One-chip color area sensor
File Source = DSC
Scene Type = A directly photographed image

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I agree with domang... First thing I'd check is the White Balance setting. Maybe it got inadvertantly changed from the default Auto setting? Maybe the large amount of brown tones in the room "fooled it"? Try different settings.
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I dont see any unusual color there. The carpets shiny little fibres reflect too much and incascadent light gives bluish cast. Set the white balance as others have stated and try to shoot only carpet without flash, then with flash and see if colors are coming out OK or not.

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Old Aug 14, 2006, 6:42 PM   #5
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I will try to check on the WB as you all suggest. The other picture of concern was a basement shot, with no interior light on and only a basement window to help.
The floor is gray, but shows up with a blue cast to it...


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I think the problem is that in auto mode the camera has to determine the type of light (sunlight, incandescent, flourescent, etc.). In some settings the camera can't do that so it's best to make the choice manually.

I just looked at Steve's sample pics and in each case the Exif says 'LightSource Auto'. Yours says 'LightSource Unknown'. You might want to check the settings and maybe do a reset to be sure you are starting from the beginning.
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