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Yellow LED anyone?

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By e3chaos, Member on 18th August 2011, 11:28 AM
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Never saw a cameras flash LED look so yellow before it suppose to be?

Ill check in a sprint store if I get that chance....
18th August 2011, 07:24 PM |#2  
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I went from an epic to a photon and i noticed the yellow led. The epic led was much whiter than this one. Not to mention camera quality

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18th August 2011, 08:22 PM |#3  
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Camera flash LEDs have traditionally been bluish-white, but frankly I think bluish-white LEDs suck as fill flashes. Most people prefer "warm" toned lighting, and a "cool" bluish flash filling in shadow detail in a room otherwise lit with yellowish-cast warm-white light is going to look weird -- and it's going to look weird in a way that's not easy to fix in Photoshop without masking and hand-tweaking. By making the LED itself more yellow, it might better match the normal ambient-lighting conditions where you'd normally use the camera.

Personally, I wish phones with LED flashes had a middle ground between "off" and "max brightness" for situations where you need more than ambient light, but full brightness is just going to make the picture's subject look albino.
19th August 2011, 03:39 AM |#4  
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I suspect the yellow is there to offset the slightly blue cast from the led.

If you allow a little more red and green through it should correctly balance the color output.

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