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Johnny5 [Avatar]
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I tried doing a search, but I'm not very good at it, hence this post.

I've got a picture with a large and unsightly redish purple lens flare near the sun and I'm hoping that it can be removed with Photo Director 9 Ultra.

Can it?

Thanks in advance!
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tomasc [Avatar]
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Not to my knowledge. We don't have your photo to see. I have corrected photos with lens flare in the past. This photo came from a google search for lens flare example: https://www.bestphotosworld.com/lensflare-women-portraits/ . Used the Gradient mask, Adjusted exposure, contrast, and then saturation/Purple -50. My own photos are not this bad. Hope this helps.

EDIT: You may be able to remove the lens flare in your photo with Content Aware removal or Cloning depending on what it looks like. It is worth a try.
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Johnny5 [Avatar]
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Quote Not to my knowledge. We don't have your photo to see. I have corrected photos with lens flare in the past. This photo came from a google search for lens flare example: https://www.bestphotosworld.com/lensflare-women-portraits/ . Used the Gradient mask, Adjusted exposure, contrast, and then saturation/Purple -50. My own photos are not this bad. Hope this helps.

EDIT: You may be able to remove the lens flare in your photo with Content Aware removal or Cloning depending on what it looks like. It is worth a try.


So kind of you to offer your help. Sadly, I mistook the Lens Flare feature as being an automated removal tool. :

I've attached the picture in question and will try to apply your suggestions.

Thanks Muchly!
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tomasc [Avatar]
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Thank you for uploading the image in question. I have never seen this particular red flare before. It looks like an internal reflection in the camera lens.

The flare has been removed with content aware removal tools in just a few minutes. It took a couple of tries. See the attached screenshot.
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Johnny5 [Avatar]
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Quote Thank you for uploading the image in question. I have never seen this particular red flare before. It looks like an internal reflection in the camera lens.

The flare has been removed with content aware removal tools in just a few minutes. It took a couple of tries. See the attached screenshot.


Wow, that turned out nicely. Well done!

I really appreciate your interest in taking on my issue and finding a solution for it.

Oh, I don't have an high end camera of any type, but low end "point and shoot" but it serves me well. :

Thanks again
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