1. im_mio's Avatar
    Every time I try to take a picture in low light conditions with a source of light nearby, one or two green little spots appear on the screen.

    What do you think, is it a hardware or software problem?
    Did it happened to you?

    Thanks.
    02-05-2015 05:16 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Have you tried using an app other than the native camera app, if that's what you're using? Try Camera + and see if you get the same results b
    02-05-2015 07:19 AM
  3. im_mio's Avatar
    I haven`t tried yet, but i will.
    If it still happens should I contact an authorized service?
    I mean there isn`t any Apple Store near by
    02-05-2015 07:24 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I haven`t tried yet, but i will.
    If it still happens should I contact an authorized service?
    I mean there isn`t any Apple Store near by
    Sure, you can, but it would be better at an Apple Store because they could immediately look and see the problem, and more than likely would simply switch out the phone.
    02-05-2015 08:32 AM
  5. sting7k's Avatar
    Any example photos we can see?
    02-11-2015 02:21 PM
  6. Psyclone71's Avatar
    I had the same problem on some photo's i have put it down to the reflection off the lenses, see the right hand tree in the example below....


    Spots on pictures taken with iPhone 6-20141229_103626156_ios.jpg


    Is this the same???
    02-11-2015 04:00 PM
  7. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Lens flare...
    02-11-2015 08:25 PM
  8. wbeard385's Avatar
    I get same taking pics from inside vehicle. My dash cam has green light and if I forget to cover I get the dot.


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    02-11-2015 11:21 PM
  9. wbeard385's Avatar
    I use Touch Retouch to fix


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    02-11-2015 11:23 PM
  10. im_mio's Avatar
    Yes @Psyclone71, it is exactly the same spot.

    But it doesn`t appear when i take photos during the day.

    I only had this during the night....
    02-12-2015 01:42 AM
  11. im_mio's Avatar
    @wbeard385

    There isn`t any green light when i take pictures

    So there must be something else causing this...
    02-12-2015 01:45 AM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    It's lens flare...it really just depends on the source of light (not the time of day). It also has to do with the angle that the camera sensor is at when facing said light source. All smart phones do this to a degree...the iPhone happens to employ a sapphire lens over the camera sensor, so the light artifacts come out green. My $2,000 Canon 5D will get these flares if I take photos in certain situations against a light source that is at the right angle.

    Hell...JJ Abrams has made an art out of it by artificially applying it to his movies in post, lol!

    The only other possible "issue" you're experiencing is light source mirroring (reflection) within the photo. This is another thing that even high end cameras experience...and something that can be easily fixed with a quick photo edit.

    There's nothing wrong with your device, they all do it...next time you want to take a picture in similarly lit environments, try adjusting the angle of your device until you don't have the artifacts, OR...post editing.
    Last edited by SeanHRCC; 02-12-2015 at 02:29 AM.
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    02-12-2015 02:18 AM
  13. wbeard385's Avatar
    It's lens flare...it really just depends on the source of light (not the time of day). It also has to do with the angle that the camera sensor is at when facing said light source. All smart phones do this to a degree...the iPhone happens to employ a sapphire lens over the camera sensor, so the light artifacts come out green. My $2,000 Canon 5D will get these flares if I take photos in certain situations against a light source that is at the right angle.

    Hell...JJ Abrams has made an art out of it by artificially applying it to his movies in post, lol!

    The only other possible "issue" you're experiencing is light source mirroring (reflection) within the photo. This is another thing that even high end cameras experience...and something that can be easily fixed with a quick photo edit.

    There's nothing wrong with your device, they all do it...next time you want to take a picture in similarly lit environments, try adjusting the angle of your device until you don't have the artifacts, OR...post editing.
    Good explanation. This the fourth instance I've seen with the dot. Two were daytime two were night all shot from inside vehicle one being my own. I simply shut down, lights off, chargers etc unplugged and couldn't duplicate it.


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    02-12-2015 02:52 AM
  14. wbeard385's Avatar
    My culprit


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    02-12-2015 02:57 AM
  15. im_mio's Avatar
    Thank you Sean.

    Very good explanation.

    I tought it happens due to some hardware problems, but it`s all clear now.
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    02-12-2015 03:03 AM
  16. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    My culprit http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15...a5aeb9f005.jpg


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    An odd one, but it seems the reflective material of the trucks headlight has become your "light source" (even if it is just a reflected light) and it is causing that blob to appear. The mirrored headlight housings on the trucks would act as a primary light source due to reflection.
    02-12-2015 11:37 AM
  17. wbeard385's Avatar
    Dash cam attached to windshield (green light) I flip visor down and no problem


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    02-12-2015 11:49 AM
  18. lepra87's Avatar


    Taken with camera stock


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    02-14-2015 09:08 PM

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