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04-01-2012, 02:36 PM   #1
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Pictures are grainy and yellow. Must have a incorrect setting. Please help

04-01-2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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Are you shooting outdoors, or inside? Tungsten lighting? Are you using Auto White Balance, or a particular WB setting? Posting a sample shot (with exif intact) would be helpful.
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I'm not sure about the d but on the ds, hit the fn button on the rear, left on the keypad, select the correct white balance or in most cases more accurate, go to the bottom setting, right on the keypad to adjust, take a picture of something white, if you have a blue box flashing ok and it looks ok, hit the ok button. That should fix the most likely cause of the color cast. On the same fn button menu, set iso to 200 or 400 (lower numbers give better image quality but less light sensitivity). On the ds at least, 800 starts to look pretty grainy (but usable if light is low and you must) and 1600 is pretty bad. Try shots at different iso's to see what is acceptable to you. If you have bright enough light then there is no reason not to shoot at 200. In dimmer light you have to make some compromises.


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