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Cleaning your digital cameras CCD
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Here's a good tip for digital camera owners: Take an shot of an illuminated light box with the lens set to F22. Upload it
into the computer and open it in PhotoShop. When you select auto levels any
foreign object is easy to see.
Follow the manufacturers instructions for
cleaning. Some manufacturers recommend expensive cleaning materials. This is what most repairers do.
To clean the CCDCharge Coupled Device. An integrated circuit (microchip) consisting of a group of charge storage cells (tiny capacitors) with the ability to pass charge from one to the next in a line like firefighters passing buckets from one to the next. take some pure Isopropyl alcohol and dip a lint-free
Kim wipe in it. A pair of tweezers is helpful for those little
Start in the middle and work out to the edges in a circular motion, making
sure to get everything in the edges. Then they shoot the illuminated light box
again and check it again. You may need to repeat the process several times.
Below is a bonus video from our u/w Photoshop course about fixing images with dust on the sensor using PhotoshopThe brand leader in digtal image manipulation program produced by Adobe Software. You Hoover the floor Google the Net and Photoshop your images! When we use Photoshop we mean any such program.
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