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12-05-2011, 05:26 AM   #1
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I'm getting pink to purplish colors around high contrast areas, such as water edges, bright whites on a subject etc. Why, and how do I fix that so I get natural color? I'm shooting with K 10D which I adore, but need to solve this one issue.

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You mean Purple Fringing? It mostly depends on your optics (how the lens is designed) and generally becomes better when you stop down.
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QuoteOriginally posted by PattiP Quote
I'm getting pink to purplish colors around high contrast areas, such as water edges, bright whites on a subject etc. Why, and how do I fix that so I get natural color? I'm shooting with K 10D which I adore, but need to solve this one issue.
All lenses can exhibit this, but some much more than others.

Easily removed in post processing using Photoshop, etc.
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Another tip is to not overexpose, as the more light there is, the worse the fringing gets.


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12-06-2011, 05:29 AM   #5
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Purple Fringing

Thanks for these answers. I'll try the hints. One more question re "post processing with Photoshop." Not sure how that works? Can you provide more detail on that. I have Photo Elements 9 which I just got, so I'm a new user... thanks again for the answers to my first question.
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The absolute quickest way I've found to mitigate this is in Adobe Camera Raw, which bundles with PS/LR/Elements. Go to the HSL/Grayscale tab (icon like a wavy line), go to the saturation tab of that, and desaturate purples (drastically, if needed).

There are probably better ways of doing it, but this is quick and easy.
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Thanks, I'll look for that method. Not sure I have that. I purchased the Adobe Premiere and Elements 9 bundle but haven't see "Adobe Raw" but then I haven't looked.

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Are you shooting raw or jpeg? Sorry, I sometimes forget for a moment that some people stay with jpegs. Adobe Camera Raw is a plugin for editing/correcting raw files, primarily. There are bunches of threads about the advantages and drawbacks to shooting raw, if you need more info on that. My personal preference is to shoot the DNG format, which I process in ACR and an old version of PS.

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you do not need adobe for this, any good photo editor has a purple fringe removal tool

I use corel PSP it works just fine.

care to post a sample?
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I primarily shoot in JPEG but when I use RAW it is set to DNG. I wasn't aware that Adobe had a plug in for interpreting RAW, so I'll look for that online, thanks.

All hints are helpful, a large majority of my photos are on the water, must be shot in "auto" mode due to the actions that I'm shooting or waterfowl... so I really need to resolve this purple fringe issue quickly. Thanks for your help and suggestions.
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Check you have the latest plugin for your version of Elements:
Adobe - Photoshop Elements : For Windows : Camera Raw 6.3 update for Elements

And this Google will show lots of hits (and misses!) for removing chromatic abberation with Elements 9:
Google

PS using Av or Tv modes might work better than full auto.
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just to show what you can do with a JPEG, using Corel PSP and the purple fringe removal tool, note the last photos in the link below.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/lens-sample-photo-archive/164138-tamron-a...ml#post1700109

this was a single click of the mouse.
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Thanks, will download and try. :-))
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