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Purple Haze on iPhone 5 Photos

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AeRobins Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Sep 26, 2012 3:30 PM

How many of y'all are experiencing a purple haze on your iPhone 5 photos? I initially thought this was because I have a purple TPU case on the phone, but after removing it the haze was still there.

 

Anybody else?

  • amy_lou Level 4 Level 4 (1,550 points)
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    Sep 26, 2012 3:32 PM (in response to AeRobins)

    do a full restore of the device in itunes. take a picture then. if the issue persists, it's most likely hardware that needs to be fixed. it's highly unlikely that you would have to pay for the repair if the issue was experienced out of the box

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,290 points)
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    Sep 26, 2012 3:34 PM (in response to AeRobins)

    Stop using psychedelic drugs...the Hendrix era is over .

     

    Couldn't resist...

  • Meerahone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 28, 2012 10:22 AM (in response to AeRobins)

    Yes its a purple haze on pictures, what did you find out?

  • soomrox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 28, 2012 1:40 PM (in response to AeRobins)

    i have the same problem with the Purple Haze/Tint

  • RestlessFool Level 2 Level 2 (380 points)
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    Sep 28, 2012 2:17 PM (in response to AeRobins)

    The 'purple' is 'chromatic aberration' and is common in cameras of all types with multi-layer lens arrangements, particularly with bright images.

     

    It's easy to correct with adjustments in Aperture (and small colour-corrections work in iPhoto and other tools too, although working on specific areas or fringes is not quite so easy).

  • Tieria Calculating status...
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    Sep 29, 2012 9:14 PM (in response to RestlessFool)

    So your solution is to keep taking distorted pictures and fix them afterwords with a photoediting app. Wow, thats simple.

  • RestlessFool Level 2 Level 2 (380 points)
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    Sep 30, 2012 11:29 AM (in response to Tieria)

    Yep.  As any photographer will tell you, you take the photo that you can with the camera that's to hand at the moment that you see it - everything else comes later.

     

    As for 'distorted'?  No, they're not 'distorted', merely 'obeying the optical laws of physics' within practicle constraints.  Yes, that IS simple! 

     

    Seriously though, having an 8mpx camera to hand is wonderful.  Most people wouldn't notice any issue for 95% of their shots, particularly when a significant proportion of shots are either discarded, cropped or otherwise reprocessed for 'effect'/'after-effect' anyway.  My (much more expensive) Nikon separate lenses are not without issues (if I go looking for them), but here we're talking about a small and lightweight lens IN a small and lightweight camera IN a small and lightweight phone. 

     

    Looking at the iPhone5 lens specification, it looks like Apple's done a pretty good job fitting it in as part of a phone, but as always, anyone who is unhappy with what they see, they can always return it and get their money back.

     

    Now, that IS simple!    (It must be, because even I can cope with that!)

  • paulofromsouthwick Calculating status...
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    Sep 30, 2012 12:52 PM (in response to AeRobins)

    I have had the same problem. Called Apple support, getting new replacement phone. It's not the lens. Use you front facing camera on a white screen, still purple then it's hardware.

  • Canadianpj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 1, 2012 2:17 PM (in response to paulofromsouthwick)

    I really do not think getting a new phone is going to make a difference. I've tried numerous models and tested out some from a local Apple Store. They all do it. This is just possibly how this camera is going to work which is all in all unacceptable to me.

     

    I understand it is not a big deal to everyone but the camera is the most important feature. I could take photos of whatever I liked with the 4 and 4S and not have to worry about the purple haze being this bad.

  • jeffkc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 1, 2012 4:59 PM (in response to Canadianpj)

    Cnet is reporting an email from support says its just the way it is going to work on the iPhone 5. Can you say class action?

  • Canadianpj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 1, 2012 5:16 PM (in response to jeffkc)

    No class action, not everythings a lawsuit. I'm still within my return period that's the better thing to do.

  • iphonemaniac2009 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 3, 2012 9:24 AM (in response to AeRobins)

    I returned my iPhone 5 on Friday because of the purple fringing in photos and because my screen had the yellowish tint that some people are complaining about.

     

    I reactivated my iPhone 4 and will wait until Apple can/will fix these problems or I might consider a Samsung product.

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,680 points)
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    Oct 3, 2012 9:28 AM (in response to iphonemaniac2009)

    Why would anyone care what you do?

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