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AaronBBrown
01-10-2006, 11:12 AM
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to avoid or correct yellow eye when taking pictures of cats or other yellow-eyed animals indoors with a flash? I like to take pictures of my black cat indoors, but it is very difficult to get a shot indoors without the flash.

I'll try to post an example of what I'm talking about later. With mild wash-out of the pupil, I've been able to use a midtone burn to darken it, but the bright-yellow eye never turns out looking very good.

Here's one lucky shot taken by hand at 1/8 sec/ f/3.5 / ISO 200 with no flash.
http://www.soggydiving.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_IMG_00421.jpg (http://www.soggydiving.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/IMG_00421.jpg)

For the record, I'm using a Canon S2 IS and I'm wicked new at this, so be gentle.

AaronBBrown
01-10-2006, 12:57 PM
Here's an example of a pic that got messed up by green eye. I don't know how to fix it so it looks realistic.

aparmley
01-10-2006, 02:57 PM
Paint shop pro has a built in red eye removal for animals. . . so essentially, yes it should be called, yellow/green eye removal. . . but its works great. . . I download the free trial and actually considered buying it for this sole purpose. . . as I take lots of pet photos. . .

XOO
01-10-2006, 06:24 PM
I'm not a cat person so don't know what eye color should be. But, as mentioned, PSP (used here) will give you most any color you want - as well as other software programs.
http://myweb.cableone.net/wsumrall/IMG_0650_2.JPG

JTL
01-10-2006, 08:44 PM
How's this one? Boy this is fun! Once again, done in Paint Shop Pro X about 90 seconds worth of work...of course with more care, I could have done better...this is just to give you an idea...

http://JTL.smugmug.com/photos/51922577-L-0.jpg

AaronBBrown
01-11-2006, 05:08 AM
I downloaded PSP and it didn't do too shabby a job, though it doesn't do a very great job identifying the pupil area, so I found I had to draw an elipse, and carefully rotate it. It didn't ever really match the exact shape of her pupil, but it's certainly better than nothing. I also was able to get a similar effect by using the magic selection tool in PhotoShop, then greyscaling the pupil, then spending some time with the burn tool.



I'm not a cat person so don't know what eye color should be.


Her eyes are yellow (like the first picture in this thread, which was taken sans flash), but the pupils get green-eye instead of red-eye and it is much more intense.

aparmley
01-12-2006, 03:34 PM
I'm not a cat person so don't know what eye color should be. But, as mentioned, PSP (used here) will give you most any color you want - as well as other software programs.
http://myweb.cableone.net/wsumrall/IMG_0650_2.JPG

Right, well its the blacks of the eye, not the colored part, that reflects a different color, red in humans, usually a greenish color in animals. . . So, black is what it should be. . .

baracus
01-22-2006, 09:46 AM
The answer is to bounce the flash off of the ceiling.
Take a look at my posts in this thread: Pet Photo Question (http://dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?p=88406). Although the thread is about the flash causing the picture to get washed out, the same technique will prevent red eye.