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Removing Red-Eye from Digital Photos?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Ronald Epstein, Nov 25, 2003.

  1. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Founder
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    Folks,

    Took a bunch of pictures with my digital camera
    last night.

    Apparently the red-eye reduction setting was
    disabled without my knowledge resulting in faces
    with red eyes.

    Is there a software that will remove these red eyes?

    I have Adobe Photoshop installed. If someone can
    point out the settings to use in that program, I
    would appreciate.

    Otherwise, point me in the direction of other
    software please.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Mike LS

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    I'm sure there's a way to do it in Photoshop....not exactly sure what to tell you other than blowing the area around the eyes up so you can see the individual pixels and recoloring them.

    If you can get ahold of a copy of Photoshop Elements (comes with many digital cameras now) it's pretty easy to do tasks like this. The program is designed for touching up digital pictures.
     
  3. Andrew Pratt

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    I use Paint Shop Pro as well and its very easy to use and loads much faster then Photoshop[​IMG]
     
  4. SteveCop

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    Ronald,
    Sorry to stray off the topic here. I was just wondering if you ever figured out what the yellow exclamation icon in the taskbar was?

    Steve
     
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    Photoshop tips

    Link I had saved to touch up pictures with photoshop. I bought a copy of microsoft pictureIt because it has some one click solutions to touching up many of the problems with digital photos

    Greg
     
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    Thanks for the great link, Greg!

    This is exactly the kind of thing my wife has been bugging me for. We just got a digital camera and I haven't had the time to play around with Photoshop Elements to figure out how to clean up pictures.

    Can anyone else recommend links, books, etc. with simple tutorials on cleaning up digital photos? About all I know how to do right now is adjust brightness and contrast on pictures.
     
  7. Scott L

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    Basic rule of thumb is to zoom in as much as you need to, change color or blend color the pixels. I cleaned up many photos using the zoom tool > color picker > pencil tool.
     
  8. John_Bonner

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    Another vote for Paint Shop Pro.
    They even have a menu item called "Red Eye Removal"
     
  9. Wayne Bundrick

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    Try this:

    1) Zoom in and use the eyedropper tool to pick up a sample of the proper color of the eye (hopefully the red eye won't be so bad that there is none of the original color left).

    2) Create a new layer, so you're not working on the original photo. Make sure you're working on the new layer.

    3) Use the pencil tool to completely paint over the red area. Paint over the pupil and if necessary the entire iris too, but not the white of the eyes. Yeah, it's going to look weird until you do the next step.

    4) Change the layer's blending mode to Saturation.
     
  10. Ronald Epstein

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    Guys,

    I had Microsoft Picture It Digital
    installed on my computer. It had settings to
    touch up red-eye, and it worked well.

    Thanks for all your help.

    PS: To the person that asked, no I never
    found out what that yellow icon means, but
    then again, it hasn't shown up lately.

     
  11. Wayne Bundrick

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    Sorry, I noticed my suggestion is a simplication of Greg's.
     
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    The yellow lightbulb means someone is online at the current moment. A white lightbulb means they are offline.
     

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