How often have you taken what you think is an amazing picture only to be met with those dreaded ‘red eyes’ staring right back at you? Unless you intend to audition for a vampire movie such as the next installment of Twilight, having red eyes in your photos is a bad idea!
Indeed, if you post a picture of you with red eyes on a dating website your next date would be more likely to appear on your doorstep with garlic and a wooden stake than a bouquet of roses!
Before we look at the Red Eye Removal feature that comes with PinkMirror, let’s find out more about how red eye occurs in the first place.
You will suffer from red eye syndrome if you use flash while taking pictures at night and in dim lighting. When you take the picture in these conditions, the camera will produce a burst of light which goes through your open pupil and bounces back off your eyes.
Animals such as dogs, cats and deer have what is called a tapetum lucidum, a special reflective layer on the retina which is almost like having a mirror on the back of their eyes. If you shine a flashlight into the eyes of the aforementioned animals at night, their eyes will shine back with white light.
Humans do not have the tapetum lucidum layer on the retina which means if you flash a light on our eyes at night, there will be no kind of reflection. However, the flash on a camera is bright enough to cause a reflection off the retina; the ‘red eye’ you see is actually the color of the blood vessels that nourish the eye.
Most modern cameras have an anti-red-eye function which emits short flashes of light quickly before the picture gets taken. Another way to get better pictures is to ensure your subjects are not intoxicated! When you are drunk, the response time of your eyes is much slower; this means you close your pupils much more slowly which lets in extra light thus causing red eye.
Unfortunately, there will be occasions when you have taken what seems to be a fabulous picture only to see it ruined by red eye. Don’t worry! You can use the Red Eye Removal feature in PinkMirror to professionally remove the red eye while ensuring the photo loses none of its quality.
As you can see in the above photo, the lady initially looked like a disciple of Dracula but when PinkMirror was used, the scary red eyes were easily removed and the result is a gorgeous picture that can be used anywhere online.
If you make the mistake of taking a flash photo in low light and end up with red eye, you don’t have to toss the photos in the bin or accept the fact you look like a substance abuser! Simply use the Red Eye Removal feature in PinkMirror and make those pictures perfect!