Let’s talk photography today! More specifically, let’s talk about iPhones and the iPhone 5’s tendency to produce a purple haze on pictures.
How many of you iPhone 5 users have noticed a purple haze or additional lens flare in your pictures? We have certainly seen a few of them here on the NPS page over the last few months. There was enough concern over this happening on pictures (and not just those taken by paranormal researchers and investigators) that Apple finally addressed the issue in a public statement by stating the following:
“Most small cameras, including those in every generation of iPhone, may exhibit some form of flare at the edge of the frame when capturing an image with out-of-scene light sources. This can happen when a light source is positioned at an angle (usually just outside the field of view) so that it causes a reflection off the surfaces inside the camera module and onto the camera sensor. Moving the camera slightly to change the position at which the bright light is entering the lens, or shielding the lens with your hand, should minimize or eliminate the effect.”
Knowing that this is an issue with the camera itself helps us debunk these purple hazes in our pictures and further shows that we should always look for a logical explanation in pictures rather than jumping to the conclusion that something is automatically paranormal.
To correct this issue, iCreateMagazine.com has provided an article giving step-by-step instructions to assist you with removing this purple haze. Click on this link to be taken to their website where the article is posted. http://www.icreatemagazine.com/tips/how-to-remove-lens-flare-from-iphone-photos-in-aperture/
To learn more about the purple haze issue, check out this article: http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/137547-why-the-iphone-5-camera-takes-purple-pictures-youre-holding-it-wrong
This article from PC Magazine even gives us a comparison of Apple vs Android when it comes to cell phone cameras and lens flare. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2410272,00.asp
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