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Straightening an image

From: Creating Photo Books with iPhoto

Video: Straightening an image

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.

Straightening an image

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.

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Creating Photo Books with iPhoto

59 video lessons · 3514 viewers

Richard Harrington
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  1. 2m 50s
    1. Welcome
      59s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      42s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 9s
  2. 11m 20s
    1. Resolution requirements for putting photos in a book
      2m 28s
    2. Organizing images with an album
      2m 8s
    3. Organizing images with a Smart Album
      1m 59s
    4. Gathering images from Facebook
      1m 55s
    5. Photo streaming
      1m 14s
    6. The importance of ordering your photos
      1m 36s
  3. 14m 26s
    1. Creating a new book
      1m 16s
    2. Choosing a binding style
      2m 59s
    3. Choosing a size for your book
      2m 36s
    4. Choosing a theme for your book
      3m 43s
    5. Creating the initial layout
      2m 39s
    6. Changing a theme
      1m 13s
  4. 30m 49s
    1. Clearing placed photos
      1m 19s
    2. Taking control with options
      1m 18s
    3. Changing the page layout with presets
      4m 30s
    4. Changing page layout with the Layout pane
      2m 28s
    5. Changing the color of a page
      2m 14s
    6. Adding a background photo
      2m 55s
    7. Seeing placed and unplaced photos
      1m 32s
    8. Using Autoflow
      3m 41s
    9. Adding pages to a book
      1m 37s
    10. Adding a two-page spread
      4m 4s
    11. Swapping photos in a layout
      3m 16s
    12. Changing the order of pages
      1m 55s
  5. 12m 3s
    1. Advice when choosing pages
      1m 9s
    2. Formatting the cover
      2m 8s
    3. Modifying titles
      1m 54s
    4. Checking spelling
      3m 14s
    5. Adding captions
      2m 36s
    6. Making global changes to fonts
      1m 2s
  6. 17m 21s
    1. Applying design options effects to images
      1m 5s
    2. Cropping a photo
      1m 23s
    3. Using the Enhance button
      2m 56s
    4. Straightening an image
      2m 1s
    5. Using one-click effects
      2m 46s
    6. Editing a dark photo
      4m 5s
    7. Editing a bright photo
      1m 28s
    8. Reverting a photo
      1m 37s
  7. 7m 38s
    1. Adding a map
      50s
    2. Customizing a map's location
      1m 51s
    3. Changing a map's style
      1m 52s
    4. Adding places
      3m 5s
  8. 11m 57s
    1. Adding a blank page
      1m 37s
    2. Double-checking your spelling
      1m 39s
    3. Resolving any default text issues
      1m 56s
    4. Printing a hard copy to proof
      2m 34s
    5. Watching a slideshow
      3m 19s
    6. Duplicating or renaming a book project
      52s
  9. 7m 21s
    1. Before you can order...
      50s
    2. Choosing the print products store
      1m 38s
    3. Building your order
      4m 12s
    4. Checking the status of your order
      41s
  10. 11m 6s
    1. Creating a PDF of your book to email
      3m 8s
    2. Why create a slideshow?
      3m 31s
    3. Syncing to an iPad
      4m 27s
  11. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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