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How to Fix Color Casts in Your Digital Photos

A color cast is a tint that discolors your digital image. If a color cast appears in an image captured with a digital camera, get rid of that color cast by using your digital editing application.

1

Open the image with the unwanted color cast in your image editor.

Typically, photos that are too red or too blue are the most common color cast errors.

2

Select your image editor’s Color Balance, Color Cast, or similar command.

The dialog box opens with an array of tools, similar to what you see in this figure.

3

Choose whether you want to apply the change to the Shadows, Midtones, or Highlights.

Figure out what range the color cast affects.

4

Move the Cyan/Red, Magenta/Green, or Yellow/Blue slider away from the color of the unwanted hue.

For example, if your picture is too blue, move the Yellow/Blue slider toward Yellow.

5

Click OK to apply the change when you’re satisfied.

Just like that, your photo looks better, or more natural.

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