Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

I used to be able to take such CLEAR pictures. Now that I've been playing around with all the settings... NOTHING has been clean for 2 years. WHat can I do to solve this?

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Assuming that you are taking your photos in "Auto" mode, have you also checked for fingerprints/smudges on the lens? If smudged, here's some tips on proper cleaning of the lens. Be very gentle in doing so, and try not to use cleaning solutions as some may damage the coatings on your lens (moisture from your breath should be sufficient).
Go into the menu and scroll to "reset"...follow the on-screen instructions.
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