CNET Membership newsletter February 9, 2004 

The 5 that matter

Dear CNET members:
Welcome back! Thank you all for your great responses to our new Q&A feature. Now that I’m all 'red-eyed' from the lack of sleep reading all the responses, here is the answer to last week's question:

1 What causes red-eye in digital photos and how does image-editing software remove it?

Red-eye in photography is caused by the camera flash reflecting off the eye's retina, which is an area rich in blood.
Image-editing software fixes the problem by desaturating the red pixels in the eye and replacing them with other colors.

--Submitted by member: Barry B. Please click here to check out Barry’s full response.

For his efforts, we’re sending him a copy of the Adobe Elements Learning CD.

Check out next week's question; there's no right or wrong answer, so creativity counts!

What will be the next high-tech gadget you won't be able to live without?

--Submitted by member: Frank L., from Leominster, MA

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