iPhone 4 White Balance Problem

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by caseybutt, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. caseybutt macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2010
  2. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

    Mar 18, 2006
    Don't forget that the camera on the iPhone is a very simple affair. It has its limitations and you should bear this in mind whilst using it.

    In simple terms, sunlight, is biased heavily to the blue end of the spectrum and simple cameras are balanced to give the best results in this lighting. Artificial lighting, particularly tungsten, consists largely of yellow/red (orange) light. Flash is close to daylight.

    When a photograph is taken, the camera has no idea what the source of the light is, so it assumes it is daylight. Therefore, photographs taken in artificial lighting will always exhibit a yellow/orange cast. What can make matters worst is that these photographs are also often under-exposed.

    Some simple cameras try to avoid this problem with "Auto white balance". Others have a "daylight" and "artificial light" settings. These can help matters but the only way to really correct the situation is to use software designed specifically for the purpose.

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