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Lightroom 5 Beta Upright Tool

Lightroom 5 Beta Upright Tool - We take a look at the Upright Tool which now features in Lightroom 5 Beta.

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Alongside the new Advanced Healing Brush, another new feature introduced in the Lightroom 5 beta is the Upright tool. The tool, in a nutshell, can help users straighten their images without them having to make any manual adjustments. This tool can be used to straighten wonky horizons and titled buildings as well as converging verticals.

The new tool is found under the Basic section of the Lens Corrections tab which is accessed via the Develop module.
Lens Corrections

There are various options available but the one we are currently interested in is 'Auto' as this option, should, fix our wonky image with just one click.

We can see quite clearly that our shot isn't straight but if you're working with an image where the horizon isn't so obviously wonky you can now apply a grid to your images in Lightroom. This option is found under the 'View' menu.

Grid

As you can see from the next shot, the 'Auto' option has done a good job of adjusting the shot, however we are left with white space around the edges of the image. To remove this, we need to tick 'Constrain Crop' with crop tool. If you don't like to crop you can apply changes to it by clicking on the Crop tool or by hitting R on your keyboard.
Crop
Crop tool

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