Do you ever take a photo, only to upload it and realize it is seriously crooked? There are a few ways to straighten your photo, but the easiest and fastest I have found is in Adobe Lightroom (just one of the 5,000 reasons I can’t live without lightroom).
For this tutorial, you’ll need a picture that needs straightening, and a copy of Lightroom.
Open your photo, and be sure you are on the “Develop” tab.
At the top of the menu, you’ll see a rectangle with dashes outlining it on the top left side. Click that to select the crop tool.
Next, hover over the three lines in the top middle of the photo (where the arrow is pointing, below).
A grid will appear, and while you hold down your mouse, you can move the photo left or right to align with the grid. This will crop your photo a bit as you rotate the photo.
Once you’ve tilted your photo to get it all lined up the way you like it, double click the photo to accept the changes. (See the background in the photo below? The lines are even across the grid in the background now, and you can see how much I had to tilt the photo to get that line straight).
That’s it! Your photo is straight, and you can now export it to your photo library.
How freaking easy was that??
What is your favorite Lightroom tip?
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