digital images a little of colour

just a minor point. i have a fujifilm HS20 EXR camera, and the pics are all a little washed out in colour. not severe, but a little more saturation does the trick.

would it be the laptop i view the pics on? use a camera setting other than auto?

many thanks
keith
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Reply By: Member - wicket - Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 09:40

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 09:40
Sounds like they are under exposed; try to find a setting on the camera that will give a slightly increased exposure.
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 11:42

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 11:42
Keith W
Are you sure the exposure isn't too much as this will deplete colours and tend to wash away colour and it gets worse with more and exposure.
So OVER Exposure would seem to be the problem.

In the camera setup menu there will a setting for exposure and it is usually represented as a dotted line with a + one end and a - the other.

I would suspect the camera has it's setting for exposure above the base line in the + direction possibly about 3 or 4 dots too high.
Have a look there.

Under exposure will make it darker and darker, quite the reverse of the washout aspect.
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Follow Up By: Member - wicket - Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 14:48

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 14:48
Ross

I'm thinking back to the days of film, the film itself is black so if you take a minimal exposure most of the black remains and when printed you see the reverse, a pale image. Unless with digital this is now back to front then I'm sticking with under exposure. If an expert with digital cares to chime in I'm happy to be wrong though ;)
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Follow Up By: Member - wicket - Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 15:18

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 15:18
Well I just dug out the camera and tried a couple of images and I'm going to have to eat humble pie here, I got it back to front.
Am now going to take my medication before any postings.
Keith ......what Ross said.
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Reply By: Member - Michael P (QLD) - Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 11:40

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 11:40
Keith Hi,
You should be able to tweak the picture quality Most good cameras have quality adjustments and Megapixel settings. Then going up white balance ISO settings etc. If you were not provided with a user manual Fuji will have one online.

Most programs have colour/light correction functions available. A free program that does is Picasa (Google).

Mike.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 12:14

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 12:14
Hi Keith

It is easier to improve an under exposed photo than an over exposed one. Experiment with the camera on different settings. Each camera model has it's foibles. Try allowing the camera to focus (half click) on something slightly lighter in the view and look at in on the camera screen before lining up the photo you want and fully clicking the photo. For travelling i want a 'point and shoot' camera to use on auto so look at the easy ways to get a good image.

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Follow Up By: Member - KEITH W (QLD) - Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 15:42

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 15:42
thanks to all for the response, will try a few different settings to see what happens. i have a few different programs to edit pics, including picasa etc.

thanks again, will keep eye on thread to see if anymore ideas are there. i'm an auto point and shoot sort of guy.

cheers
keith
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 17:26

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 17:26
Keith W
Do you like Picasa on your computer?
Does it take charge and tell you/want to control all the photos and know better than you what you want to do?
I won't use those programs because of the degree of control they have over everything.
Like Ipods do with music.

Got rid of the Ipod and Looney tunes, sorry I mean Itunes. Kodak for pictures the same.
I want to decide what I want to do.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 16:11

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 16:11
Are they washed out when you print them or on the computer screen?

To get good colour rendition on the screen you need to have it calibrated.

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Reply By: Rod W - Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 08:26

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 08:26
What about the second "f" in the title as it would be more applicable
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Reply By: olcoolone - Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 08:48

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 08:48
Keith if your going to start playing around and altering image quality based on what you see on your screen I would strongly suggest you get your monitor calibrated first before adjusting exposure, saturation, contrast and hue.

Most larger camera shops will do it for you for a fee or you can by the analyser that samples your screen.

The problem is if you alter your images and save them and if you want to print them later it can be a nightmare to get them right.

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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 08:50

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 08:50
Oh and another thing if in doubt always under expose as you can correct under exposure... over exposure you can't.
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Reply By: landseka - Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 11:05

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 11:05
I have a little Ixus 870 Canon IS, excellent little P&S. I have found that if I zoom too much which brings in the useless Digital Zoom then the pics can appear washed out.

Reduce zoom so only your (if fitted) optical zoom operates and see how it goes.

Cheers Neil
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