How to Fix Really Bad "Red Eye"

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Paige Miller, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. Paige Miller

    Paige Miller Guest

    Actually, my little digital camera produces what I call "white eye".
    The center of the eye in the photograph is not red, its white. And
    none of the standard tools that I have in my software toolbox
    recognize that this white region needs to have the same color as the
    rest of the eye. The white region is left white, while the red regions
    are turned to the proper non-red color. So how can I fix these photos
    with "white eye"? Thanks!

    Paige Miller

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    Paige Miller, Jan 16, 2006
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    ASAAR Guest

    Irfanview, while not designed to do precisely that can eliminate
    most of the "white eye". I've used the "effects" (just below "red
    eye reduction" in the menu), and can get fairly good results by
    repeatedly applying some of them, such as "median filter",
    "pixelize" and "blur", sometimes shifting the selected area a bit.
    While the modified area won't precisely match the color of the rest
    of the pupil, it comes pretty close, and differences normally won't
    be noticed unless greatly magnified.
    ASAAR, Jan 16, 2006
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    Mark² Guest

    Are you referring to a catch-light?
    You don't want to remove this entirely. Photographers go to some lengths to
    make sure eyes DO have these...
    Mark², Jan 16, 2006
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