Did you know: this is how white balance determines the color in your photos

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Tungsten, cloudy, daylight and flash are all present in this image. Canon Auto White Balance delivers accurate colours even in such lighting. (Image credit: Brian Worley)

Often overlooked is that an image may have multiple colors of light illuminating parts of the frame. Human eyes compensate for this automatically, but different cameras and different software applications have different approaches.

Canon's Auto White Balance, for instance, is highly sophisticated and able to cope with mixed lighting in the frame for natural-looking images in almost any light. The same image processing tech is used in the Canon Digital Photo Professional software, too, but other software for processing Raw images doesn't have the same approach. 

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