Camera taking yellow photos...

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  1. Gix1k, Oct 26, 2016
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    Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    I have a 7+ and a LG V20. I was doing some camera comparisons and noticed when taking pics of the same thing, the iPhone was making whites, yellowish. I was curious if this was just the diff between the two cams or a bad camera. I went to the Apple store and compared my 7+ to the display and I'm almost positive it wasn't doing it. Was hard to tell with the colors in the store. I said WTH, made genius appt for my 5 day old 7+. Explained issue, they replaced it. New one looks exactly the same. At this point I cannot tell if that's just iPhone norm. I left with new phone. Today at work I grabbed an ip7 and compared to my 7+ and it's the same.

    Someone tell me if this is normal.
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    Two of these are iPhone 7s, one 6s. Full bright.

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  2. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Get outside and take some images under normal conditions and see if there is a problem.
     
  3. Booloo macrumors regular

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    +1 I took a couple of pictures yesterday to just see how everyday shots looked. I take a lot of photos with my iPhone but haven't really done much with this model. I have a regular 4.7" iPhone 7.

    Here's a couple macro shots with overcast. Easy for the camera:

    https://goo.gl/photos/11vvpWAdwF5F8sVP8

    https://goo.gl/photos/9DWfekc3VBuc6gJs8

    Sunset shot where sun wasn't in my favor:

    https://goo.gl/photos/jWHP91phtHcegeZg8

    Indoors, not the best lighting but a good image.

    https://goo.gl/photos/aToifcoUZbPpVjXN7

    Then three shots with pretty poor lighting where the ISO clearly is higher.

    https://goo.gl/photos/tJwqMxorMEtHvcpg9

    https://goo.gl/photos/yWxkK29wRFXA8KEW9

    https://goo.gl/photos/SiNdjbxiML4cqQZ79
     
  4. Gix1k thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I've done that. The home beside mine has white siding. It has a hint of yellow from this phone. Bright white from V20.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Well Jamie. I have looked at your images find the color to be quite good. The white on the coke can seems to be very white to me and your camera is operating like mine and I am very happy with the results.

    Even you indoor images look clean and well color balanced to me. There will always be a little noise in the shadows in your low light images, not to worry.
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    Maybe you are used to the "cooler" color temps of the V20. Each camera and it's software will give different results.
     
  6. Booloo macrumors regular

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    Thanks. I'd like to get more shots in the next few days, but I am impressed overall. There are a lot of nice cameras in flagship phones today, but one thing I've always appreciated most with the iPhone is how well it's auto focus system works when trying to capture a quick, spontaneous shot. This is probably the biggest thing for me with a smartphone camera. If I know I am going out to just shoot photos, I would be bringing my
    DSLR.
     
  7. Gix1k thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You could be right. Not disputing that. I also know it's difficult to compare different cams. I am going to take shots with all three phones this evening and post results.
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I remember my DSLR days. I no longer carry it with me but do keep my Canon G1X mk2 in the glove with a flash for work purposes. My 7+ does most of the images these days and I am very happy with most of the results!

    Enjoy!
     
  9. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    Looks like a white/color balance issue. Is there a setting for that? (Don't have my 7+ yet!)
     
  10. Gix1k thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I've read in threads to go into accessibility and make some color changes, but others say doing that throws other things off. Who knows.
     
  11. Booloo macrumors regular

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    Here's one...

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    The other...

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    Are my eyes playing tricks on me?
     
  13. Booloo macrumors regular

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    Hmmm, it's hard to say. I don't know the true color of the house siding to compare it to. A lot of photos have trouble getting correct white balance. The 7 normally does a good job.

    The best way to determine it in my opinion. Is go outside with good outdoor lighting but not too sunny (overcast is usually best) and snap some shots of things we all know as being a certain color tone. Like the red and whites in the coke can I took a picture of.

    Hope that helps. ;)
     
  14. rickdb1 macrumors newbie

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    Odd. If you look at the first picture, there is what I assume a garage in the left of the picture and it looks perfectly white compared with the main subject. Also, if you notice, the trim on the house looks white also...
     
  15. Booloo macrumors regular

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    Also notice the shadow on the second picture and not in the first. So the lighting conditions were different and the camera sensor also most likely adjusted itself to do what it felt was the best job.

    I would download an app like Camera+ where your picture will tell you the shutter speed used. If they are different from one another it's another reason why it's hard to compare the two.

    Not very scientific, but you get the idea. Two pictures taken seconds apart with a white background. First picture has lots of indoor light, the second picture I took out one of the overhead light bulbs. Still a good amount of light, but not as much. The camera's shutter speed for the shot with less light was slower to capture more since it wasn't available. Colors will often shift from this.
     

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  16. Gix1k thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Booloo, that 2nd pic is what I see usually. Maybe you defined my problem
     
  17. Booloo macrumors regular

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    Do you leave live photo on? I keep mine off by default. Good chance your ISO and shutter speed settings could default to not the most ideal settings with it on.
     
  18. Gix1k thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No...I leave it off.
     

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