True Colors?

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    True Colors?

    For some reason, my camera refuses to see this very purple watch as purple.

    Here are shots I posted in todays WRUW thread. This is how the watch was "captured" earlier today:



    And here it is doctored by me to make the color at least close to the actual color. The real purple is slightly darker than I can get it to appear using the Photobucket editing tools:



    Anybody understand this issue better than I do? (Which is to say, understand it all?) Is there a camera setting perhaps that I can look to?

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    Re: True Colors?

    Maybe something wrong with your white balance? Couldn't think of anything else.

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    Re: True Colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lester Burnham View Post
    Maybe something wrong with your white balance? Couldn't think of anything else.


    Yes, it is white balance. Higher numbers(white balance) make the image "cold" and the low numbers make the image "warm".

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    Re: True Colors?

    Certain colors, especially certain shades of purple, are especially tricky for digital cameras. I once photographed a purple car that exhibited exactly this sort of color shift and that was with a carefully white-balanced $5000 DSLR. Some flowers famously are exactly the right shade to do this, too. Your white balance looks okay to me since the portion that's supposed to be white reproduces as white.

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    Re: True Colors?

    Many colours are not reproducible by imaging devices, whether cameras, printers, monitors etc. The term gamut refers to the colours which a particular device can work with. Don't be surprised if real life continues to offer hues which can't be correctly captured by machines.

    Have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamut or any other primer about colour theory in electronics and printing.
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    Re: True Colors?

    Here's an article I found about the purple problem: http://zone-10.com/cmsm/index.php?op...d=496&Itemid=1

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    My camera has a bit of a problem with my pink iPhone and G-Shock's. I all adjust them by hand in Photoshop, but not as drastically as you do. I only select the color that need to be changed.


    Unadjusted photo of my GA-110B-4

    After adjusting the red tone. This looks more like how the watch looks.

    If you had chosen blue tones you probably would not heave turned up with "Hulk" arms

    Like this?



    (does not work for red and yellow tones).

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