Translucent Case washes out images

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  1. aardwolf macrumors 6502

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    I'm currently using a Belkin Grip Vue case that I bought from Best Buy (Link Here).

    A friend pointed out to me in the reviews that photos using flash may be showing up as washed out. Unfortunately, it appears to be true. I took two shots, one with the case and one without. I wonder if this is an issue with all translucent cases, or just this one?
     

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  2. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    It's not an issue with all cases. People have recommended going over the edges of the cutout around the flash with a black Sharpie to help with the problem.

    FWIW, I have 2 Rocketfish TPU cases and see the washout problem with one (the dark blue) and don't with the other (dark pink). So I guess YMMV.
     
  3. aardwolf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You know, I'd bet whiteout would help more... (and look cooler, since the case is clear.) That is, if it doesn't flake off.
     
  4. aardwolf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As I was getting ready to put whiteout on the case, I had a revelation. Tonight I'm going to take some sandpaper and make the clear edge cloudy by sanding it a bit. Stay tuned for results tomorrow...
     
  5. gloss macrumors 601

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    You need to make it as opaque and non-reflective as possible. Black sharpie seems to work best.
     
  6. aardwolf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    With a clear case, wouldn't a black ring look ugly?
     
  7. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    correct
    the color white is caused by reflecting all colors of visible light, so it wouldn't be much better than a clear case

    the color black, however, is caused by absorbing all colors of visible light, so it would do more to help reduce or solve this issue

    I don't think so, not on a black phone. It'd likely be hardly noticeable
     
  8. computerinfo macrumors newbie

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    Here is the response I received from Belkin:

    Here is the response I received from Belkin:

    Thank you for contacting Belkin Customer Care,

    This appears to be a defect with the case and we have our P.M team looking into it, however its not a unit we have available yet in our system so there isnt much we can offer, I would suggest return to your place of purchase for a refund.

    If you have any further questions or comments,
    please feel free to contact us.

    Danielle Hogan
    Customer Care Representative
    Belkin International Inc.
    www.belkin.com
     
  9. aardwolf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Update

    Here are two pictures, one taken with the case and a few layers of Sharpie, and the other taken without the case on. The brighter of the two pictures is case-on.
     

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