Regarding the pink color.
That is likely caused by a defective CCD sensor.
Your camera is on a list of cameras that have defective CCD sensors.
Canon will replace the CCD sensor for free, regardless of how old the camera is.
Start reading here:
The CCD sensor has nothing to do with this type of problem.
I suggest you Format the memory card with the camera.
Read your User Manual on how to do this.
That deletes everything on the card, so save any pictures to your computer first.
If that does not fix the problem, it is possible that the battery has outlived its life.
Lithium batteries do not work forever.
But unfortunately, the only way to find out is to buy a new one.
You may or may not want to do that.
I fear my Canon PowerShot S500 DIgital Elph may be beyond help. But I am hoping someone here can either help me figure out if it has a chance for life again... or. :o( call the time of death.
It first started with the occasional picture having a red/pink hue darker on one side to lighter on the other. Then it would freeze occasionally. Now if I can take a pic before it freezes, it is all jagged and distorted as well as having the pink/red coloring. It might have started when I would move the slide switch from photo to view and back before it got fully to the next state. To un freeze it I have pulled the memory card and Battery, then replaced. Sometimes now it says memory corrupted or something. I have only one 512mb CF card. I wish I could find the original 32 mb card to see if it the card is a problem.
Any ideas or help would greatly be appreciated.