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I’ve a problem with my photos. I take my photo with handphone camera [Samsung galaxy-3MP]. There are some shadows of the light in the object. How to solve this [maybe some technique of digital imaging or any tutorial in blog maybe]?

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Thank you so much.

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It's hard to tell what's going on in that sample image. You mean the big, obvious white blob? Is it the same in every photo? –  mattdm Jun 6 '12 at 3:57
    
Are you taking pictures of yourself in the mirror and wondering why the flash is blowing out the pic? –  Dreamager Jun 6 '12 at 12:33
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It looks like you are using a camera phone ;) –  Zak Jun 6 '12 at 17:04
    
@mattdm question is essential to solve your problem, does this happen in every photo? –  akram Jul 3 '12 at 15:51
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closed as unclear what you're asking by mattdm, MikeW, Dan Wolfgang, John Cavan Jan 8 at 3:12

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Such a halo around a light source is caused by dirt on your lens. Dust and grease tends to stick to an unprotected (or even protected) phone camera over time. Try cleaning the lens.

Note that even cleaning might not completely remove the halo. Optics on a phone are usually not perfect to begin with, and micro scratches will only make it worse over time. On regular camera lenses, coatings are used to fight such internal reflections; coatings on your phone camera might be damaged or missing from the start. Avoiding shooting directly at light sources would avoid the halo as well as probably give better exposure to your subjects (which usually look like dark monsters around the bright light).

This is really a problem that should be resolved during shooting; I don't think there's any easy way to fix the halo in post processing.

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If that's what it looks like to me, the camera module on your phone is physically broken and is letting light in directly to the sensor. There's definitely nothing you can do digitally to fix it. A hardware fix is probably to replace the camera module, but unless te phone has deep sentimental value that's probably not worth it. Time for a new phone!

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