Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member
There are lots of reasons for crooked photos; maybe you're shooting hand-held or you didn't set your tripod up correctly. That's okay, fixing this in iPhoto is a snap. I've got two photos here that are both a bit little crooked. I think it was less to do with me, and more to do with the fact that these stairs were several hundred years old. Let's go ahead and double-click on the photo and click Edit Photo. Now we could straighten. With the Straighten button here, you see it turns on a grid.
I generally will zoom in to make this a bit easer and you could use the Panning tools on your mouse or track pad to see things. This makes it pretty easy to tell that these lines aren't straight. Dragging the slider here will rotate the image and automatically crop it. So a very slight adjustment there got those lines pretty straight. I'll click Done and the image is straightened.
Let's go to the next image and this is a close-up of the stairs. I'll click Straighten, zoom in a bit to see things and use the Straighten slider until I feel I have a pretty straight image. That looks pretty good to me. I will click Done and then I can go back to my Book and see the result of my two fixes. Now, in both cases here from one stair to the next, these aren't perfectly straight but that did make a nice change.
As you work with images, you could take advantage of those tools, and remember it's very simple. You double-click and then click Edit Photo and you could take advantage of the tools that you have here to simply straighten the image. That looks better to me and I click Back to Book and you see that it updates.
Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.Become a member
164 Video lessons · 49929 Viewers
64 Video lessons · 84762 Viewers
86 Video lessons · 54541 Viewers
148 Video lessons · 91623 Viewers
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.
Your file was successfully uploaded.