iPhone 4 FLASH washing out pictures?

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  1. Undone macrumors newbie

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    Anyone else encountering a similar issue when using the LED flash?
     
  2. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    Check and make sure your finger isn't hanging near the flash and bouncing light back at the lens.
     
  3. LLL1424 macrumors 6502

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    this is happening to me as well.......i take pics and the picture gets all washed out
     
  4. Undone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    not even near it. every picture I take with the flash comes out like that. Is yours working ok?
     
  5. bielen macrumors regular

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    Every photo I have taken with the Flash enabled is exactly the same -- all washed out. Anyone actually take a good photo with the flash?
     
  6. Undone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm going to run by the genius bar a little later today and see what they have to say. I'll post back as soon as I find anything out.
     
  7. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    Try it in a few different levels of light. It's not meant for taking pictures in the dark.

    See if that makes a difference.

    I don't have a phone yet, I'm just speculating on possible causes.

    Also, it could be that the flash just sucks. Considering how small it is, I kind of assumed it was going to suck.
     
  8. fuzion macrumors 6502

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    I thought it was crappy at first too..I had the same washed out look, but:


    1) Remove the film from the back of the phone.. I had mine on and I think the plastic causes the light to disperse infront of the lens

    2) make sure the flash is actually needed; if you force it on in a condition where it isn't needed you might get crappy photos


    I just tested w/o the film on and the picture is 100% better..
     
  9. Undone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You know what...I'm an idiot. You're 100% right thank you =) I'm not sure why I ever leave that stuff on for a day or two anyways.
     
  10. fuzion macrumors 6502

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    I just took mine off .. went to the store and bought a $20 case for now until Seidio comes out with something awesome
     
  11. LLL1424 macrumors 6502

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    dude...thank you so much. took the film off and bang. that did it
     
  12. ryuuzaki macrumors member

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  13. fuzion macrumors 6502

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    lol.. that's what we get for being nerds who don't want to risk damaging anything!
     
  14. UnseenLlama macrumors 6502a

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    Did the same thing as you. Kept the back protector on and it was causing the washout in the pictures. Figured it out after thinking through it though. :eek:
     
  15. Undone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    my thoughts exactly!
     
  16. D4ND4N macrumors member

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    take the same picture now, and change your first post, so we can see side by side comparisons with and without film ;)

    Dan
     
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  18. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    What????

    Are you kidding me? You had the plastic on there? :facepalm:

    I guess this rules out the idea of using a screen protector on the back now, huh? There was no chance I was using one anyway.
     
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  22. gloss macrumors 601

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    I think the Zagg has a cutout for the camera.
     
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  24. wardev macrumors regular

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    but not any other screen protector meant for the front...
     
  25. gloss macrumors 601

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    Doesn't matter for the front, there's no flash.
     

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