purple hair and skin?

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brandon77 Forum Member • Posts: 51
purple hair and skin?

I have been shooting and have had photos coming out with purple like fringing across skin and hair. There is obviously some camera/lense issue here, though I am trying to find out how i can get rid of this, as i haven't had any luck. The yellow in the hair is also caused by this, but not as big an issue

Any advice would really be appreciated

Schrodingers_cat Senior Member • Posts: 2,806
Might want to post the raw file
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Put it on Dropbox or something so people can take a look at the original.

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Re: purple hair and skin?
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Using your post and after firstly using ACR for contrast, vibrance, etc., I see a blue cast as shown on the Info palette in PS. Using curves to balance the RGB values, I get this ...

As to causation, I'll leave that to the experts.

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Re: purple hair and skin?

You want assistance in diagnosing a problem, but you post a 4mp sample that's been run through Lightroom and has all of the exif information wiped.

Why not show us the full resolution original?

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Cariboo Contributing Member • Posts: 583
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Looks "normal" on my eyeball calibrated laptop (not device calibrated). I don't really see "purple" but a tiny shade of blue in the hair nor yellow in the hair, other than maybe a touch from what looks like sun reflected highlights.

Is your monitor calibrated? What color spaces are you working & viewing in?

What was around the subject? Looks like it was taken in the shade, so that could explain adding blue tones as shade has a cooler color temperature, but was there also a nearby wall or ???? that was purplish, to reflect some of that tone? Ambient tones & colors will certainly impact subjects.

Also, was this a raw file or an out of the camera jpeg? What was the white balance used by either the camera or in your processing software? Try a different white balance as a starting point.

Was this image over or underexposed originally? What does the histogram look like?

OP brandon77 Forum Member • Posts: 51
Re: purple hair and skin?

This photo is the original

OP brandon77 Forum Member • Posts: 51
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Cariboo wrote:

Looks "normal" on my eyeball calibrated laptop (not device calibrated). I don't really see "purple" but a tiny shade of blue in the hair nor yellow in the hair, other than maybe a touch from what looks like sun reflected highlights.

Is your monitor calibrated? What color spaces are you working & viewing in

What was around the subject? Looks like it was taken in the shade, so that could explain adding blue tones as shade has a cooler color temperature, but was there also a nearby wall or ???? that was purplish, to reflect some of that tone? Ambient tones & colors will certainly impact subjects.

Yes it was taken in shade, but there was no purple or blue around the area. I just posted the photo, and the face and to me haor looks more purple as whe i tried lowering saturation the purple went from the face a litte bit.

Also, was this a raw file or an out of the camera jpeg? What was the white balance used by either the camera or in your processing software? Try a different white balance as a starting point.

Unfortunately, i had it in jpeg, so i dont have as much info

Was this image over or underexposed originally? What does the histogram look like?

It was a underexposed as through i was shooting raw. The histogram screenshot is attached.

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brandon77 wrote:

This photo is the original

I don't think so.  It's even smaller than the one you posted before and still missing all of the exif information.

What sort of camera are you using?

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Re: purple hair and skin?

brandon77 wrote:

Cariboo wrote:

Also, was this a raw file or an out of the camera jpeg? What was the white balance used by either the camera or in your processing software? Try a different white balance as a starting point.

Unfortunately, i had it in jpeg, so i dont have as much info

The white balance setting is normally recorded in the file's exif information, the reason it would be helpful to see the original file.

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OP brandon77 Forum Member • Posts: 51
Re: purple hair and skin?

Is this the exif information?

Bobthearch wrote:

brandon77 wrote:

Cariboo wrote:

Also, was this a raw file or an out of the camera jpeg? What was the white balance used by either the camera or in your processing software? Try a different white balance as a starting point.

Unfortunately, i had it in jpeg, so i dont have as much info

The white balance setting is normally recorded in the file's exif information, the reason it would be helpful to see the original file.

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Re: purple hair and skin?

brandon77 wrote:

Is this the exif information?

Bobthearch wrote:

brandon77 wrote:

Cariboo wrote:

Also, was this a raw file or an out of the camera jpeg? What was the white balance used by either the camera or in your processing software? Try a different white balance as a starting point.

Unfortunately, i had it in jpeg, so i dont have as much info

The white balance setting is normally recorded in the file's exif information, the reason it would be helpful to see the original file.

Part of it.  The full exif information includes every setting in the camera at the time you took the photo - focus mode, white balance, saturation, and a hundred other things that might help diagnose a problem.

Curious as to why you are so opposed to just posting the original photo?

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OP brandon77 Forum Member • Posts: 51
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brandon77 wrote:

Of this is it

Is this the exif information?

Bobthearch wrote:

brandon77 wrote:

Cariboo wrote:

Also, was this a raw file or an out of the camera jpeg? What was the white balance used by either the camera or in your processing software? Try a different white balance as a starting point.

Unfortunately, i had it in jpeg, so i dont have as much info

The white balance setting is normally recorded in the file's exif information, the reason it would be helpful to see the original file.

OP brandon77 Forum Member • Posts: 51
Re: purple hair and skin?

Bobthearch wrote:

Original photo

brandon77 wrote:

Is this the exif information?

Bobthearch wrote:

brandon77 wrote:

Cariboo wrote:

Also, was this a raw file or an out of the camera jpeg? What was the white balance used by either the camera or in your processing software? Try a different white balance as a starting point.

Unfortunately, i had it in jpeg, so i dont have as much info

The white balance setting is normally recorded in the file's exif information, the reason it would be helpful to see the original file.

Part of it. The full exif information includes every setting in the camera at the time you took the photo - focus mode, white balance, saturation, and a hundred other things that might help diagnose a problem.

Curious as to why you are so opposed to just posting the original photo?

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Four weeks ago you were getting a giant purple flare in some photos on account of using a filter. You were advised to remove the filter, which hopefully you did.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4420227#forum-post-63031097

And here it was recommended to you a month ago, "1) always post full-size unedited photos for eval."

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4417402#forum-post-62984391

But you're still posting miniature versions of photos, processed in Lightroom, with the exif information wiped.

What gives?

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brandon77 wrote:

Bobthearch wrote:

Original photo

Now I think you're trolling.

What 2.7 megapixel camera do you own?

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It doesn't look like he has much skin color to begin with. I can't guess what caused the bluish  washed-out tones. It might help if you posted information about your camera, image quality setting (raw, jpeg), color space, plus the usual exif data.

Cariboo Contributing Member • Posts: 583
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Original photo still looks what I'd kind of expect for low light or image made in shade & or around non neutral ambient colors or light. You just need to learn to process it better, IF, the original exposure was correct, ie: not over or under exposed, which could limit how much you push colors & densities around.

I also am not sure what "manual white balance" means in the EXIF? It would be helpful to know what that "manual white balance" color temperature was & why it was set? I'd change that WB setting immediately to Auto, which will take in to consideration white balance for shade, sun, etc. & give you a better starting point for RAW or Jpeg. Manual white balance baked into a Jpeg could be just as much of an error as over or under exposure. Another safety reason to shoot raw files.

The image looks "light" to me, but otherwise, I'd think it wouldn't take much to fix it. Try Auto Levels or just fine tune the skin tones with specific selections. Sorry I haven't used LR for a long time, so am not sure of all the tools, vs. what is in Capture One & or how I'd work in Photoshop.

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We could have seen this for ourselves four hours ago if you'd of only posted the original jpeg from the camera to begin with.

Why you keep yanking us around with these 2-3mp miniature resized and cropped photos from your 24mp camera?

So done with this...

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Re: purple hair and skin?

brandon77 wrote:

I have been shooting and have had photos coming out with purple like fringing across skin and hair. There is obviously some camera/lense issue here, though I am trying to find out how i can get rid of this, as i haven't had any luck. The yellow in the hair is also caused by this, but not as big an issue

Are you looking at a different version of this picture to the one you've posted? I ask because I can't see the issues you're complaining about in this version? The only areas I can see any fringing on is the metal poles in the background, which show fairly standard levels of LoCA:

Loaded into ACR, and shifted the WB slightly warmer and slightly greener. Reduced texture to even out the texture on his face. Applied a light ColorDodge to the eyes, and whitened the teeth slightly. Painted a little bit over any discoloured skin. Increased Vibrance somewhat.

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Re: purple hair and skin?

brandon77 wrote:

I have been shooting and have had photos coming out with purple like fringing across skin and hair. There is obviously some camera/lense issue here, though I am trying to find out how i can get rid of this, as i haven't had any luck. The yellow in the hair is also caused by this, but not as big an issue

Any advice would really be appreciated

Altered mainly using Portrait Pro which seemed the easiest way of correcting odd colour cast. Probably a shade too warm but left it that way to show that significant changes arfe possible.

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