How to Remove Red-Eye with a Nikon D90

Fixing red-eye is easy, using the Nikon D90 Red-Eye Correction filter. Of course, the hope is that you avoid red-eye altogether with simple photography tips, like creating the right ambient light for portraits. That said, if you do need to retouch photographs with red-eye, the Nikon D90 provides its own photo enhancement filter, so you don’t have to resort to a photo editor.

1

Display your photo in single-image view and press OK.

The Retouch menu appears over your photo.

2

Highlight Red-Eye Correction, and press OK.

If the camera detects red-eye, it applies the removal filter and displays the results in the monitor. If the camera can’t find any red-eye, it displays a message telling you so. (Note that the Red-Eye Correction option appears dimmed in the menu for photos taken without flash.)

3

Carefully inspect the repair.

Press the Qual button to magnify the display so that you can check the camera’s work. To scroll the display, press the Multi Selector up, down, right, or left. The yellow box in the tiny navigation window in the lower-right corner of the screen indicates the area of the picture that you’re currently viewing.

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If you approve of the correction, press OK twice.

The first OK returns the display to normal magnification; the second creates the retouched copy.

5

If you’re not happy with the results, press OK to return to normal magnification. Then press the Playback button.

This cancels the repair and restores your photo to its original condition.

If the in-camera red-eye repair fails you, most photo editing programs have red-eye removal tools that should enable you to get the job done. Unfortunately, no red-eye remover works on animal eyes. Red-eye removal tools know how to detect and replace only red-eye pixels, and animal eyes typically turn yellow, white, or green in response to a flash. The easiest solution is to use the paintbrush tool found in most photo editors to paint in the proper eye colors.

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