IXUS 400 and Red Eye

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by GiJO, May 2, 2004.

  1. GiJO

    GiJO Guest

    Hi guys,

    I have an ixus 400 and even with the red eye setting enabled (well i think
    it is) i still get bad red eye. Any ideas on how to stop this?
    GiJO, May 2, 2004
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  2. GiJO

    Justin Thyme Guest

    with redeye reduction the flash should fire a number of times, with the
    camera taking it's photo on the last burst. The idea being that the
    preliminary flashes make the eye's iris close up, reducing the amount of
    redeye that you get. It's not a surefire fix though - some people's eye's
    don't react fast enough to stop redeye happening. some people have such
    reflective retinas that you will get redeye even with a closed iris.
    Some ideas include:
    Don't have your subject looking direct into the camera - this is a sure fix,
    but is often hard to achieve - unless you have some other object for them to
    look at, they will naturally tend to look at the camera.
    Have stronger room lighting to shrink the eye's iris before taking the photo
    (or shine a bright torch into their face for a few seconds before taking the
    picture). Not a sure fix, as some people still have very reflective
    The other normal cure is to have a greater distance between the flash and
    the camera lens, unfortunately on most compact cameras this is not an option
    as they don't have an external flash option.
    finally, since the camera is a digital, you can fix the redeye after the
    fact, digitally in most image editing software.
    Justin Thyme, May 2, 2004
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    Marli Guest

    I have one of these cameas. With the flash so close to the lens there is no
    way to get rid of red-eye. The red-eye reduction does not really work. It
    may help sometimes but not often.
    Marli, May 2, 2004
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