Different Tones in map Pictures

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Hello All!

I have started up an Ag Drone business and I currently use a P3P for mapping our local farms in Northern Texas. I ran this field on Saturday and when I had the map processed, it had an antique tone to the picture. I looked though the individual pictures and noticed there were a number of pictures that had different tones from one to the other. I have attached a sample of two picture that are overlapped in the same run. Any ideas? I have not had this issue before.

There were no clouds and it was run about 1 pm in the afternoon.

The temp was high(96+), could it have been an overheating issue?
 

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WV.Rootman,

I will check into that! Thank you!
 

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I looked though the individual pictures and noticed there were a number of pictures that had different tones from one to the other.
White balance issues will produce images that are too blue or too yellow.
I once had an issue that caused the auto white balance to wander even though the lighting conditions were stable.
This was the result:

The solution was to lock the WB in at Sunny or Cloudy rather than AWB.
 
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It is the auto white balance. You have to turn it off for mapping. 1pm with sun at high, use a filter and set your white balance manually. I’ve had this problem before with the same machine. I would also avoid setting it to “sun” it makes the pictures look yellowish. The best advice I can stress to you especially if you are mapping is; filters
 

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It is the auto white balance. You have to turn it off for mapping. 1pm with sun at high, use a filter and set your white balance manually. I’ve had this problem before with the same machine. I would also avoid setting it to “sun” it makes the pictures look yellowish. The best advice I can stress to you especially if you are mapping is; filters
I can't think of any reason you would want to use any filters for a mapping flight.
Why would you recommend a filter?
What filter?
 

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