6 comments on “White Balance, why do my photos look blue, orange, or green?

  1. If I were to shoot the picture in jpeg is there a way to fix the photos. My daughter was in a wedding and I took pictures and they all turned out orange. I saw it at the wedding but didn’t know how to fix till I got home (I am not a photographer). Please tell me there is a way to fix this Thanks for any input or advise you would be willing to give me.

    • Hi Adam,

      Sorry for my late response. You can try using a software application such as Adobe Lightroom or Apple Aperture to adjust the White Balance of your photos. However, because they are JPEGs and not RAW files there is a limit to how much they can be fixed. So if the White Balance was really far off when you shot you may only be able to improve them a little bit.

      The reason for this is that when you shoot a photo in JPEG it embeds the white balance setting into the JPEG, so when you adjust it you’re really just masking the original white balance settings.

      However, when you shoot in RAW the white balance setting does not get embedded in the file, therefore you can change the white balance after you shoot and it will be just as if you changed it on your camera.

      Hope that helps!

      -Scott

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