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How to Use Photo Editing Software to Remove Red Eye


Author's Note

I've been using quick-fix red-eye tools -- both in iPhoto and in Photoshop products -- for years without really worrying about their overall artistic excellence. As I researched this article, I came to realize two things: First, there are dozens of techniques to combat the red-eye effect, and second, people feel quite passionately about their unique approach. My goal in this article was to show a few of the easier techniques so that amateur photographers (like myself) could clean up their images without necessarily investing huge amounts of time or money.

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