Get photo A photo of your own, or download our sample.
Notice the Upright options you can use to correct the perspective of the photo:
- Level corrects horizontal distortions.
- Vertical corrects vertical distortions.
- Auto corrects both vertical and horizontal distortions while balancing the overall image, and preserving as much of the original image as possible.
- Full also corrects both vertical and horizontal distortions. Unlike Auto, the Full option corrects the most extreme distortions, which sometimes results in Lightroom cropping off parts of the image.
For the sample photo, the Full option gives us the best result. Experiment with different Upright options to find the correction that best suits your photo. You can use the Reset button at any time to return to your original photo.
When correcting the persepective of a photo, you may get white areas where the correction shifts the image beyond the boundary of the original image dimensions. In Step 4, this is what happened after correcting the distortion.
To prevent this, select the Constrain Crop option to automatically crop the photo according to the original dimensions.
In addition to the auto correction options, you can also manually adjust the perspective of a photo. Click the Manual tab in the Lens Corrections panel. Use the sliders to fine-tune the perspective corrections.
For the sample photo, slightly adjust the vertical distortion of the image by dragging the Vertical slider to -2.
Here you can see the original photo (left) compared to the photo with corrected perspective (right).
Try correcting the distortion in your other photos. Perspective correction works best with photos that have many horizontal or vertical lines. Experiment with other subjects like panoramas, still-lifes, or photos taken from extreme angles.
When you're finished, export your photo by going to File > Export.
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