Adobe has just revealed updates to its Lightroom and Camera Raw tools, announcing new camera and lens support, bug fixes and an improvement on the Upright tool.
Upright was introduced back in 2013, touted as a tool to help photographers “automatically straighten objects such as buildings and level horizons.”
Along with the announcement, Adobe explained why an upgrade was necessary: “Upright works well when there are prominent vertical and horizontal lines. Not all images contain prominent lines, limiting the effectiveness of Upright.”
Guided Upright builds upon its predecessor’s strengths, allowing photographers to provide “hints” to Upright by drawing horizontal and vertical lines on their image. Upright can then right the image based on the input.
To use the tool, select an image and click on the Develop Module.
Enable Lens Profile Corrections, since Upright works best with them on.
Click on the new ‘Transform’ option on the top menu. Transform contains both Upright and the manual perspective correction sliders.
Click on the ‘Guided’ button on the Transform panel and draw 2–4 guide lines on the image. Upright will transform the image as soon as you’ve drawn at least two lines.
If needed, finetune the resulting image with the manual transform slides, including the new X and Y transform sliders.
Check out the video from Adobe below to find out more about Guided Upright and to see it in action.
To use Guided Upright yourself, upgrade your software to Lightroom CC 2015.6, Lightroom 6.6 or ACR 9.6.