How to Get Rid of White Eye in Photos

By Robert Kingsley

When taking photos with your Apple iPhone, you may find that reflections from the eyes of your subjects can make their pupils look white. The red-eye-removal feature on the phone itself can't repair this condition, known as white eye. To fix your images, import them onto your computer and open them in Microsoft Paint. This application is included with any Windows computer and is easy to use. You'll just need to zoom in and color the irises black.

Step 1

Connect your iPhone to your computer using the USB cable provided with the device. Windows will automatically recognize the phone and launch an AutoPlay window. Click "Import Pictures and Videos."

Step 2

Click "Import" and Windows imports all the pictures and videos on the phone to the computer. When the process is complete, the Windows Photo Gallery opens with your images in it.

Step 3

Right-click the image that you wish to edit and click "Open With." Click "Paint" from the list of applications.

Step 4

Select the "View" tab in the Paint window and click "Zoom In." Continue to zoom in until the picture appears pixilated. Use the scroll bars at the right and bottom of the window to center the white eyes on your screen.

Step 5

Select the "Pencil" tool from the list of tools. Click "Color 1" from the Home tab and click the black color box.

Step 6

Click your mouse on the white portion of your subject's eyes and drag the mouse around to apply color. Color in the white area on both eyes.

Step 7

Click "Zoom Out" from the View tab until the image is normal sized.

Step 8

Click the "Paint" button at the top-left corner of the window and click "Save" to save your changes to your iPhone photo.