posted on Dec, 11 2008 @ 07:16 AM
reply to post by paperplanes
There are 3 main colors to create the different colors within a color image.
Red Green and Blue.
The key to adjusting the extremely red images is to look for something that should be white, like a piece of the rover that is supposed to be white,
for example, the rover's extending arm casing is white.
That can be verified by simply finding an image of the rover or probe on a NASA webstie that has a photo of the rover or probe prior to its launching,
say a photo taken during its testing or final assembly phases.
Then take those nice red saturated images that not only shows the scenery being photographed, but one that also includes a part of the rover or probe
that is white.
Adjust your green and blue color adjustments, and maybe even turn down the red color adjustment so that the white part is white. It may also take a
little bit of brightness adjustment and contrast adjustment to peak the white.
That should do it.
I should point out that by adjusting something white that is supposed to be white is not purposely adjusting these images so that they come out anyway
you want them to. It is not just randomly adjusting colors. It is to achieve what is called a proper white balance, which any photographer can tell
you, a proper white balance is the only way to get the proper colors in a picture or video.
The images I have posted are images taken during a calm Martian day. Not when there is wind storms kicking up red dirt all over the place, just as it
does here on Earth when during a high wind, dirt gets kicked up into the air and on heavy wind storms kicking up alot of dirt, the sky and even things
that are white no longer look like they should, the sky and other things change color because the light from the sun is now in effect filtered and no
longer lets things show their true colors like they should. The same thing occurs on Mars.
When those dust storms kick up on Mars, all that red dirt flings up into the air, making everything look red. But the wind does not always blow on
Mars just as it doesnt always blow here on Earth. There are calm wind days and there are bad hair wind days.
[edit on 11-12-2008 by RFBurns]