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Keeper At Home says:
Not red eyes--but ghost eyes?? LOL! Please help!
I have a Kodak EasyshareDX7630 and when I take indoor shots of my son playing basketball--instead of red eye--they have a light in their eyes. I take it to PSP and use the red eye tool--but that doesn't work. Does anyone understand what I'm talking about? LOL--I don't know how else to describe it! If you know what to do--can you give me some tips?
Feb 11, 2008
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MaggieM says:
Hi Keeper At Home.........yes I know what you mean. It's called Animal Eye....(sorry, I'm not being nasty about your son), but it's really Animal Eye. in PSP go up to Adjust.
In the drop down menu choose Red Eye .
When the Red Eye box comes up, you will note that you have a little down arrow beside the box that says "Auto Human Eye", click on that arrow and you will see your other choices, one of which is Auto Animal Eye. Try that!! See if it helps. Maggie
Feb 11, 2008
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Keeper At Home says:
Yup--yup! It worked!!! Thanks Maggie--you're swell :-)
Feb 12, 2008
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kezcreates says:
wooo that is awesome! i was wondering how to fix that because i have some black and white pics with 'animal eye' that were driving me crazy. i had tried filling it in with a 'brush' but it still didnt look right. ill check out that feature. thanks maggie!
Jun 23, 2008
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~ JJ ~ says:
Maggie ~ you are wonderful ~ all my photos of my puppies have'animal eye' and I have not been able to get rid of them before. Thanks x
Sep 26, 2008
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sarahsphotos says:
WOW...I wish I had PSP now. I usually just use a flash defuser or no flash when taking non-portrait photos of my cats. Never underestimate the wonders of natural lighting :)
Oct 5, 2008
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sarahsphotos says:
diffuser even...good lord my spelling is atrocious lately
Oct 5, 2008
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anniebloggerchick says:
To eliminate this pet eye effect with pets or humans you must try to avoid using a flash when taking photos of them, it could be caused by the brightness, and timing of when the flash hits the eye and the camera takes the photo. Try adjusting your flash intensity if possible or invest in a flash diffuser as someone else already said, this will soften the flash. This will eliminate the glowing eye but may cut down on the detail of the rest of the photo because there is less light. So just make sure you have adequate natural light when taking any photos. Now when your attempting to get rid of the glowing eyes on photos you can always attempt to paint the glowing area a more obscure color with photo shops pain brush tool but this may be impossibly hard if it’s the entire eye that is glow
Nov 14, 2008
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MaggieM says:
Corel's Paint Shop Pro has a tool to fix Animal Eye. It gives a nice number of choices for the eye color, and it works very well. It's as easy as doing red eye.
Nov 14, 2008
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MaggieM says:
If you use natural light for animals, in situations where lighting is low, your shutter speed will drop to the point where your animal will be jumping out of the picture prior to the end of the exposure. hahahahaa. I suggest you take your picture on auto with your flash on auto, and correct the animal eye in the software. As I mentioned Corel Paint Shop Pro has an animal eye fix. In Adobe it's as easy as using a clone brush. Just clone the eye from another photo with the approximate eye color. Good Luck!! Maggie
Nov 14, 2008
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KimberlyRae says:
what about in photoshop? what's the trick there?
Dec 23, 2008
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MaggieM says:
In Photoshop you need to clone in the eyes, if the red eye fix doesn't work. If you have the animal's eyes from another photo try pulling both up side by side and clone from one photo to the other. Paint Shop Pro is the only software that I know of that has an animal eye fix. And it works wonders.
Dec 23, 2008
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