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Do you have the green tint in your camera pictures?

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  1. Whyzor

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    The only problem that bothers me about my MT is every picture taken with it indoors (under incandescent or CFL lights that have the same warmth as incandescent) has a green tint blob in the center. I've noticed something similar in another 5MP Acer Liquid phone I had a year ago, except it was pinkish, and both indoors & outdoors. This problem seems fairly common for cellphone cameras, just wondering how widespread it is for the Triumph. Here's an example of what I'm talking about:

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    If it was uniformly green a simple white balance adjustment can fix it on a PC, but it's more green in the center than the edges, making it harder to correct afterwards. I've noticed almost all of the mainstream media reviews don't show it (maybe they were sent pre-screened phones that don't have this problem?)
     

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    The only time i get it is if I take a picture with flash first then take a picture right after, but if I exit the camera first then reenter it I can take a picture with no flash fine... Its like the flash messes with the auto lighting adjustment... Weird.
     
  3. Whyzor

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    That's probably related since flash casts a different color balance onto a picture than the environment's lighting, and the software is probably trying to compensate for it by adjusting its white balance, except it needs to NOT do that when there's no flash. I usually have flash disabled anyway and notice the tint even on my preview screen, and tried starting up camera after reboots without enabling flash, still the same.
     
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    i just noticed mine does it too....nor does it autofocus.
     
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    i have the green tint too, the camera is pretty bad in low light in my opinion
     
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    On all three Triumphs that I have had in my possession, they have all had the Green Blob. :(
     
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    Mine doesn't have it. I even tried using flash, and then no flash afterwards. Hmm. I have MIUI, but I'm pretty sure I didn't have a green blob on stock either. It's not new either...6/11 build I think?
     
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    No green here either
     
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    I had the green tint on all three triumphs I've has as well... Only in certain lighting though
     
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    Mine just developed a green spot today. It's been fine for more than a month and now green spot in the middle.

    I guess I'll have to request a swap. I wonder how many I'll have to go through.
     
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    No... WHEW!!! :)
     
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    nope. related, attached some pics i took. first wowed me, its a lake near me at sunset, but came out GREAT. its my wallpaper :D second was testing the macro of the Triumph by getting up close to the motherboard of my old Optimus.

    the macro shot looks a bit strange.. does anyone else see the green tint problem? none of my other pics had it, but this one looks strange. it was under incandescent light in my room.

    EDIT, looking at the thumbnail of the macro shot, it looks like a green spot. is that me or a illusion of the circuit board color?
     

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    I called VM to swap out the phone and they are completely out. Told me to call back in couple of days.

    Also told me to pull the battery and restart. The green blob went away for a little bit but then it came back again. Such an unreliable cheap hardware.
     
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    Yes in the board picture, there appears to be a green blob problem. It only appears in "warm" lighting, outdoor lighting is not "warm" enough for it to show.

    I have the tint problem and since everything else works pretty well I'm going to keep the phone. I'd rather not risk exchanging a new phone with this minor problem for a refurbished phone that could have other problems or develop other problems later. Oh well.
     
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    I've thought about the swapping the phone but like you, I think I am going to just keep my current phone. It's really a gamble as to what the replacement phone is going to be.
     
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    I found a sort of fix. You have to set the contrast for 1 or 0. It is still there just way harder to see.
     
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    I'm not having this problem, and my husband (who does a lot more with pictures than I do) says he isn't either.
     

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