Fix your wonky photos
Learn how to realign your captured snaps.
Take a good hard look at your most recent iPhone photos. Is that pic of your dad shot from an oddly low angle? Are the Colosseum’s columns from your trip to Rome just a little crooked? Is the horizon in your sunset not quite... horizontal?
When your photo needs a little perspective shift, Adobe Lightroom can help you fix it with a tap. Using the Upright feature in the app’s Geometry tab, Lightroom will give your photo the perfect perspective.
Here’s how to use it.
1. Import your photo into Lightroom.
2. In the menu at the bottom of the screen, swipe over to Geometry and tap it. Then look for the Upright menu.
3. Here’s where the fun begins: The various options in the Upright menu will adjust your photos automatically! Toggle through Auto, Level, Full and Vertical to see which one perfects your pic.
If you need to undo anything, tap the left-facing arrow at the top of the screen. And if your adjustment introduces black edges around your photo, toggle on Constrain Crop. That’ll keep everything in frame.
4. Should you prefer to make these adjustments yourself, use the manual controls in the Geometry tab to adjust vertical and horizontal orientations, rotate your photo, change the aspect and scale and more.
And this is just the start – Lightroom has a whole host of other tools and tricks. Why not fix your perspective first, then go explore?