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How to straighten the perspective of photos

2018-04-23 11:28 #0 by: Niklas

If you see a photo that has been straightened you likely won't notice it. Not unless you see the original. The most common use of straightened photos is for architecture where you want to see things like they were once drawn.

Straightening a photo is relatively easy nowadays. You can do it on your phone and there are apps that do it for free. I like Snapseed from Google. It has one of the easiest to use straightening tools I know. Just open the photo, open Tools and choose Perspective. Then you just drag the corners until the subject is aligned with the horizontal and vertical help lines.

Snapseed

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2018-04-23 11:30 #1 by: Niklas

This is the user interface of Snapseeds straightening tool.

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2018-04-23 13:03 #2 by: Evelina

I have used this from time to time. However, so often I take photos of plants in pots and the change the perspective changes the share of the pot. Sometimes it ends of looking very funny

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2018-04-24 17:15 #3 by: Leia

I think this would work really well if there wasn't a human subject in the photo and it was purely focusing on the wall itselfIdea.  It is really useful to know how this tool works. I, however, think that the person (Me!!) appears a little shorter and distorted which is a shame. 

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2018-04-24 18:33 #4 by: Niklas

#3: Yes, humans aren’t made to be straightened. :-)

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