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Old Dec 3, 2002, 1:02 AM   #1
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Hi. I find that whenever I choose the "tungsten" option for white balance, my shots are extremely blue. For now, whenever I take indoor photos, I choose "auto" and the photos turn out fine. I'm not sure what white balance setting "auto" chooses but it works.

Anyone else have the same problem? Should I just keep using "auto"? Thanks.
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Old Dec 3, 2002, 1:26 AM   #2
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You never said if you're using the flash or not when you're taking those indoor shots (most likely you are, and that's why it's coming out blue from the flash). If Auto works best for you stick with it.

If Auto doesn't work, you can always fix it in a photo program anyways!
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Old Dec 3, 2002, 1:30 AM   #3
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I find with my indoor shots that if I am not using the flash, then the tungsten works great! But with the flash they do go blue, so I use auto then.

Some shots the blue tint gives it a cool look though, play with the other white balance settings and use what you like most.
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Old Dec 3, 2002, 1:55 AM   #4
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Thanks for your input. I do use the flash so I stick with the "Auto" setting. I suppose I could fix the shots with Photoshop but I'd rather correct the problem at the source. If the White Balance setting is creating this problem, I guess it's not really doing it's job properly...but I guess no camera is perfect.
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Old Dec 3, 2002, 8:00 AM   #5
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You should only use the Tungsten white balance when you are not using flash. If you use flash, the auto setting is the correct one to use. The camera is working as it is designed to.
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