What causes red-eye in digital photos?

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    rajivrocks New Member

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    What causes red-eye in digital photos and how does image-editing software remove it?

    The red-eye in your images is caused by light reflecting off the retina, which is a fine network of nerves in the back of the eye, an area rich in blood. Although the retina is not normally visible, if the flash is on the same plane as the lens, the light bounces directly back into the lens and the retina becomes visible in the photo, causing red-eye. This has become more common with smaller compact digital cameras where the flash is very close to the lens. Have you ever noticed that a professional photographer's flash is mounted high on the camera? Sometimes a pro will even take it off the camera.

    The fact that the pupil is expanded to its maximum under most flash conditions only exaggerates the problem. Cameras with red-eye reduction will fire the flash two or more times: the first time to constrict the pupils, the second time to expose the image.

    Red-eye-reduction software keys on the red and applies a correction. The correction is usually made by desaturating the color in the area. This will appear more natural than if it were filled with black or matched to the surrounding color of the iris (both treatments tend to make your subject look like an alien).



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    hansraj New Member

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    why have u posted this????
    i knew it n i dont think anyone asked for it too...
     
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    rajivrocks New Member

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    knewing a fact by you doesnt mean everybody else knows, we all are here to share n gain knowledge deciding what should be inside this thread/forum is restricted to the moderators

    happy browsing.....
     
  4. Rollercoaster

    Rollercoaster -The BlacKCoaT Operative-

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    this is almost like spam.

    QnA = question n answer... a.k.a when someone questions then u answer.
     
  5. Tech Geek

    Tech Geek Wise Old Owl

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    You should have named the thread as FACTS, and posted in all the facts u know.
     
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    What are wikipedia and howstuffworks are for then?
     
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    nice thread question
     
  8. ashu888ashu888

    ashu888ashu888 Core i7 (nehalem) Owner

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    THanx Rajiv,

    good info for me, i really didint knew it ..

    Cheers n e-peace...
     
  9. phreak0ut

    phreak0ut The Thread Killer >:)

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    It would have been better off posted in the Tutorial section with the title FACTS like techgeek told. Please post right stuff at the righ topic section.

    Cheers and peace out :)
     
  10. titun

    titun Guest

    I did not knew this . Thanks for posting. Reputation added :)
     
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