February 21, 2005
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I've had a problem with red-eye in digital photos. I'm about to buy a new camera, and I wondered if you had any advice. Thanks for your time.
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Most cameras have a red-eye-reduction feature (it blinks the flash a few times before you take the shot), and you can clean things up a bit after the fact with an image-editing program. But the only effective way to get rid of red-eye is by keeping the lens far enough away from the flash unit--something most point-and-shoot cameras don't do. Your best bet would be a model with a pop-up flash
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