Iphone4 "flash"

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by beergeek81, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. beergeek81 macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2010
    Anyone else have very negative feelings towards the "flash" on the Iphone4. I have tried several times to take picture with the flash on and the pics turn out very over exposed, and blueish. It very well could be user error, am i missing something. A setting or am i just not smart enough to figure it out..Any help would be great, Thanks
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Try not to shake/move the phone while taking the pic.
    No other option or setting you can adjust beside off/auto/on.
  3. intrepid00 macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2008
    Are you making the most common mistake people make about flash? Flash is to remove shadows not really dark rooms. You use a flash in a dark room they never look good. That's where on a real camera you do stuff like leave the shutter open longer and flash off n
  4. beergeek81 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2010
    i have tried several different settings, in my office under the white light, at home under soft light, dark rooms, so on and the all turn out very over exposed and blue
  5. yentrog31 macrumors regular


    Oct 10, 2009
    here's an article from pro-photographer..maybe it will help a bit..good luck

    Another oft-requested feature addition that iPhone 4 brings is the inclusion of an LED-based "flash." This isn't a flash in the traditional sense of the term—there's no xenon flash tube and no waiting for its capacitors to charge. Instead, there is a relatively bright white LED that can light up in low-light situations. For the most dimly-lit interiors, this LED should be sufficient to light up subjects that are close-by—a typical head-and-shoulders portrait, for instance.

    There are some downsides to the LED flashes that I've experienced on other mobile phones, however. Typically, the LED is generally of the "cool white" variety, meaning the light output is slightly bluish. In most low-light situations, this contrasts sharply with the warm color temperature of indoor lighting, and can result in bluish faces on your subjects. The quality of the lighting leaves a lot to be desired, too. Typically, subjects are either still too dim, or are washed out by the LED. We'll have to wait until we get our hands on a shipping unit to really evaluate it, but our hope it that it can be turned off by the user—if the quality of light sucks, we'd rather do without it.
  6. Badfoot macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2009
    London, UK
    " but our hope it that it can be turned off by the user—if the quality of light sucks, we'd rather do without it. "

    Can't the flash just be masked ?, would the camera's autoexposure compensate ok.

    Anyone tried ?
  7. notdecraw macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
    I haven't tried masking it, but you can set it to off/on/auto by touching the flash icon in the upper left corner of the camera image...


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