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iPhoto 5: The Missing Manual, Fourth Edition by Derrick Story, David Pogue

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Color Balance

If all you ever shoot is black-and-white photos, then Exposure/Levels or Brightness/ Contrast may be all you ever need. If you’re like most people, though, you’re also concerned about a little thing called color.

One of the most common failings of digital cameras (and scanners, too) is that they don’t capture color very accurately. Digital photos sometimes have a slightly bluish or greenish tinge, producing dull colors, lower contrast, and sickly looking skin tones.

In fact, the whole thing might have a faint green or magenta cast. Or maybe you just want to take color adjustment into your own hands, not only to get the colors right, but ...

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