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CGSD Releases Upright, a Photoshop Plug-in For Automatic Image Alignment

Mountain View, California, November 5, 2002 --. Computer Graphics Systems Development (CGSD) Corporation has released new software that automates the alignment of horizontal or vertical scene elements, like the horizon or a building corner, with the sides of the frame. The user roughly encloses a straight edge or portion of an edge with a selection tool in Adobe Photoshop and activates the plug-in, which then automatically detects the edge and rotates the image to make it exactly horizontal or vertical. Upright[tm] aligns to a tenth of a degree or better, more accurate than even a well-practiced human eye. Sometimes the results can be striking, with photos that seemed OK becoming more pleasing when a small error is removed. In all cases it eliminates time consuming trial and error adjustments.

In addition to digital darkroom applications, Upright is useful to graphics artists for aligning scanned-in artwork and imagery.

Upright is compatible with Adobe Photoshop 5.0 or later and with Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0, running under Windows 95/NT or later. A 10-day free trial is offered with download of the software from The purchase price of a permanent license is $19.95.

CGSD is a privately held company in Mountain View, CA, offering services and products related to 3D visualization, including consulting, full custom systems, and hardware and software system components. Founded in 1990, CGSD has provided products and services internationally to major aerospace, industrial, and entertainment companies, as well as many government agencies.

Contact Computer Graphics Systems Development Corporation (CGSD) at 2483 Old Middlefield Way, #140, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, Phone: 650-903-4920, Fax: 650-967-5252, E-mail:, Web site:

Adobe is a registered trademark, and Photoshop and Photoshop Elements are trademarks of Adobe Systems, Inc. Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Upright is a trademark of CGSD Corporation.


Editors note:

Additional information on Upright, including images and examples, is on the web at An image of the product package is available at

The CGSD logo is available at