Removing Red Eye with Fireworks 8

Removing Red Eye with Fireworks 8

There is nothing worse than finding out that a great photo you have taken of someone comes out with red eyes. No problem if you have Macromedia Fireworks 8. The fix is quick and simple and you will be amazed at the quick results. First open the photo you want to edit. The photo I will be using was found online and is shown below:

Red Eye Photo

To remove the “red-eye effect” on photographs you use the Red-eye Removal tool. The Red-eye Removal tool works by removing all the shades of red within a certain range that are within the selected area. These shades of red will be replaced by a neutral color range of gray and black.

Red Eye Removal Tool

As with most other tools, you can change the settings for the Red-eye Removal tool in the Property inspector.

  • Tolerance determines the range of hues to replace (0 replaces only red; 100 replaces all hues that contain red).
  • Strength sets the darkness of the grays used to replace reddish colors.

Set your settings in the Property inspector shown below:

Tolerance Set for Red Eye

Click and drag the cross-hair pointer over the red pupils in the photograph. You might have to do this more than once. The finished photo is shown below:

Red Eye Removed