Tag: Perspective correction

How to fix glare with perspective correction

Here’s an interesting little problem you often get when photographing paintings or other pictures. You get the camera perfectly perpendicular to the picture, only to find you’ve got horrible glare from the surface of the picture, completely ruining the shot. So here’s the problem. I didn’t have a polarising filter with me, which might have solved the problem, and this shot is no good as it is. The only way to deal with glare like this is to change your shooting position so that you’re no longer seeing the reflection off the surface of the picture. So that’s what...

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Fixing perspective is easy with Capture One Pro’s Keystone Vertical tool

You can fix converging verticals and other perspective problems in many programs, including Lightroom and DxO Optics Pro, but Capture One Pro 7 has what I think is the most easiest and most accurate tool of all. The problem with fixing keystoning is that you need to be extremely accurate in aligning the tool’s marker points with vertical lines in your image, and this is where I think you really see the difference between programs. Capture One Pro uses a tiny white dot within a larger circle, and it’s really easy to see and position this almost to pixel-level...

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Lightroom 5’s new Upright tool

Lightroom looks and feels a lot like Lightroom 4, but there are some key new features. One of these is the new Upright tool, which can automatically correct perspective problems in shots of buildings and other rectangular objects. The first thing is that this tool is easy to miss! It’s been integrated into the Lens Correction panel in the Develop module, rather than getting a tool or a panel of its own. The second is that it works really well! It looks for lines in your image which it thinks should be horizontal or vertical, then applies the necessary...

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