We recently often photograph in small historic towns and capture images that show quite a bit of perspective distortions.

Lets have a look how we can improve it in Lightroom 5.

Here is a typical image:

Hamlin

Hamlin

The new Upright tool in Lightroom 5 works often very well to improve the image.

With such an image we enable the three options and give Upright “Auto” a shot. In this sample it works fine:

Upright Tool Automatic Setting

Upright Tool Automatic Setting

Note: If it does not work that well then just set Upright to Off again.

In this case we think there is still a bit too much skew which we correct with Lens Correction/Manual/Vertical set to -6.

We find the perspective now much better. The image needs further fine tuning which we show in our next article.

Summary

While Lightroom 5 Upright does not work always as we would like it helps very well with many images. It is always easy to give Upright a first shot. You should not frame to tight to get the best out of the perspective corrections.

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