This photo anomaly is getting to me.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Drag'nGT, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000

    Drag'nGT

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    Look in the right side of this photo. I shot this with Camera+ and uploaded it straight to Flickr (finally trying to start a collection there). Anyway, is it normal to see the bands of color that you see in this photo? I have other pics with this same thing going on. I mostly notice this in indoor lighting.

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    Ok. My afternoon got busy and this is what I did when I got home. Everything below here is taken with the Apple Camera app. Just so we don't blame Camera+. :D

    I'm noticing that it happens on solid colors and in shadows.

    Indoor, same room:
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    Outdoor with sun to my back:
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    Behind his ear.
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  2. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Is the window glass polarized/treated? If so - that could explain the color banding
     
  3. Drag'nGT thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm not sure about the window. I know it's dual panes and is tinted. I'll dig for another in a few minutes. I gotta run for the moment.
     
  4. RiceRacerDX macrumors 6502

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    I think it's just a glossy effect caused by the glass itself and the water on the glass. Or my other answer going to be....

    DOUBLE RAINBOW ALL THE WAY!!
     
  5. OlgaJ macrumors 6502

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    It's the glass, not the camera. The same happens if you try to take a shot through the tinted windows of cars.
     
  6. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    It looks like Camera+ tried to increase the saturation / vibrancy of the colors in the photo and over-compensated.
     
  7. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    Its the iPhone camera picking up the treatments to the glass, to make it UV protective etc.
     
  8. Reefbone macrumors regular

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    :p :p :p

    The OP said it happened in other pictures. I assume this picture most clearly shows the issue.

    Try taking picture of a while piece of paper or a black one. Looks like a hardware issue to me though. That doesn't really look like any photographic phenomena I know of.
     
  9. Drag'nGT thread starter macrumors 68000

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  10. Drag'nGT thread starter macrumors 68000

    Drag'nGT

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    Okay, seriously. None of my photos look like the ones in the photo thread. I see none of the issues I have with the ones in that thread.

    So that's bad hardware and I need to take it in huh?
     
  11. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    The only other things that come to mind:

    Does it do the same thing with the regular camera app? (OP has since edited the first post, yes it does)
    Have you looked at the camera lens--dirty? (that almost looks like an oil slick of some kind) Covered with a screen protector?

    If those aren't it, then yes, I'd say it's a hardware issue. :(
     
  12. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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  13. samcraig macrumors P6

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    looks like a hardware issue - I would make a genius appt asap
     
  14. lordhamster macrumors 6502

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    BS. Look at the photo thread, not a single photo I saw there has the same pattern. It look like the lens may have something on it, or perhaps is dirty inside the phone or something. Exchange it if it bothers you.
     
  15. 0wnage macrumors member

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    Thats strange. Try cleaning off your camera lens with a damp lint free.
     
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  18. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    can you post the original picture file unedited

    that looks like colorbanding could be hardware or software
     
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