Sometime last year my photos began showing dark spots that were especially noticeable against a blue sky. The spots are always in the same area of the picture - except when using the zoom feature - then the spots are larger and more centered. From what I could learn, there may be dust on the lens inside the camera which cannot really be opened for cleaning, or there is a problem with the pixels.
I've been using the touch-up feature on iPhoto to take out the spots and blend the sky on many pictures, but on pictures with clouds, the touch-up was difficult to get without making the clouds muddy.
|This shows the spots, two in upper left and one in upper right|
I was quite surprised to get a very nice new camera for Christmas. This is a Canon Powershot ELPH 310. (Canon has a few dozen Powershot models and I don't know much, except that this one is highly rated. Santa Leon said he did the research (and he got a very good deal at one of the Big Electronic Stores that we LGBT folks are supposed to be avoiding).
Compare the two cameras taking similar shots today; I'm not sure the settings were set the same, and the picture quality seems comparable, although in some other shots there was a noticeable difference (improvement) in color quality with the new camera.
But I won't have to doctor up every picture.
|The dark spots are somewhat less noticeable here|
because of the zoom-in
|The New Canon is Crisp and Clear|
Remember a world without electronics, except maybe a transistor radio?