The Photoshop Plug-in for faster and better alignment of images to picture edges
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Quite often, photographers need to quickly get in and out of a shoot without the luxury of time to set up a heavy tripod and align it to the horizon. Photo editing programs have come a long way recently in allowing for these corrections on the desktop. Unfortunately, however, they have not provided an accurate measuring tool that gives users the input needed to refine miss-aligned images. The digital artist must spend valuable time in making a series of hit-and-miss guesses in the post production process.
Upright is an Adobe Photoshop™ plug-in that has been developed to help properly orientate an image so that its horizon appears straight. The tool works best with images containing perpendicular building walls or horizons. The user selects an area that contains a line or edge in the image, like the horizon or flag pole. The software will look at the region of pixels to determine a pattern that makes up a line. After a calculation, the image will be automatically rotated, at which the selected area appears straight.
Here are examples of Upright in action.
Example 1 shows correction of a fairly large misalignment.
Example 2 is more subtle.
Facts Asked Questions
Windows98/NT4.0 or later
Adobe Photoshop 5.0 or later or Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 or later
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