Apr 282013

Upright is a new automatic feature in the Lightroom 5 Beta for straightening photos and correcting perspective. In the video below I show you how to use Upright and how it interacts with the Crop tool. I also introduce the new grids and guides available in both the Library and Develop modules of the Lightroom 5 Beta.
As always, for highest quality, hit Play and then click on the sprocket wheel in the bottom right and choose 720/HD.

Check out my other Lightroom 5 tutorials, including a Highlights video.


  4 Responses to “Lightroom 5: Upright for Straightening Photos and Fixing Perspective with One Click”

  1. Very easy to understand. Thank you!

  2. Thanks for the tutorial. Your explanation is very easy to understand!

  3. When you do what you’re describing as a ‘perfect correction’, so that the vertical sides are parallel, you’re making the composition worse! Our brains expect to see convergence for objects above eye level. By making the lines truly parallel, our brains compensate and tell us that the actual object must have been wider at the top, and so you perceive the buildings as top-heavy. This has been known since ancient times and is reflected in the various styles of pillars in Greece, Rome and Crete.

    • Agreed, Graham — I didn’t know how our brains compensate, so thank you!) I believe this is why the Auto correction doesn’t correct all the way to parallel.

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