Join Colin Smith for an in-depth discussion in this video Straightening crooked photos, part of Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers.
In Lightroom we have the ability to straighten our images.…Here we have a photograph that I shot in Seattle, and while I was on the boat,…looks like I tilted the camera a little bit.…Let's hit the Tab key, get rid of this side panels so we can see better what's going on.…All I need to do is just rotate this image around a little bit to fix it.…So we can find that actually under the Crop Overlay.…Once we click that, we see we have got some different options here.…And one of the options on the side here is the Straighten option.…Now, I can grab the numbers here and just drag that slider, and I can straighten…it, and that's pretty good.…
Well, there's a quicker and easier way, let's just grab the Straighten tool…and then just click and drag it along our desired horizon, release it, and now…to apply that Crop, hit the Enter key, and there we go. We have a nicely straightened image.…Now, the great thing about this, as with everything else in Lightroom, this is nondestructive.…Anytime we can go back, choose Settings > Reset, I actually right-clicked to get…
There's nothing more frustrating than having hundreds of digital pictures clogging up one's hard drive. Photoshop Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers teaches picture-takers how to import, organize, develop, and output images with ease. Instructor Colin Smith breaks down even the most complex tasks into quick and easy-to-understand techniques, and demonstrates multiple methods that work in real-world situations. He teaches photographers how to work efficiently with metadata; create custom keyword sets; and understand Lightroom's ratings, flags, and labels. Colin also shares some of his secret tips!
- Importing images from a hard drive
- Working with the panels efficiently
- Understanding and managing catalogs
- Customizing the HTML galleries
- Adding music to slideshow presentations
- Converting grayscale images
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. The Library and Catalogs
6. Advanced Adjustments
9. Lightroom for the Web
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