Lightroom CC 2015.6 and Lightroom 6.6 – With New Guided Upright Feature

June 10th, 2016

LRccThis last Wed there was an update to Lightroom that has a new feature called Guided Upright that is useful to real estate photographers. It also has some changes to the Lens Corrections and Transform panels. Nothing earth shaking but a nice refinement for making vertical and horizontal corrections.

Laura Shoe has a good explanation of these features. I installed this version 24 hours ago and so far it is working fine for me. But if you are busy, there’s no big rush.

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5 Responses to “Lightroom CC 2015.6 and Lightroom 6.6 – With New Guided Upright Feature”

  • One thing I didn’t hear her mention is that if you’re using guided upright, you NEED to fix your rotation first. So zoom in on the center of your image, get the middle vertical by fixing rotation, and then go to guided upright and draw your vertical lines on the left & right sides of the image. If you don’t fix rotation first, your image will maybe look fine but will actually be skewed.

    Another thing she didn’t mention is that while the guided tool is active you can still use the Z key to zoom in on the image, and hold SPACE+mousedrag to move about the picture if you want to be super precise where you’re drawing your lines. You don’t have to rely solely on the loupe which seems to be fidgety and slow to respond, at least on my pc.

    With those two things said, guided upright is a great addition and really helps speed up the process if you’re trying to nudge that “nearly-1-point-perspective” into a nice squared up 1pp.

  • I apologize in advance. I just couldn’t resist: Paint Shop Pro has had much better and easier to use (more intuitive) straightening and perspective correction tools in its past several versions. Since this is one if my most used functions, it is the reason that every time I try new versions of PS, I return to PSP to maintain my efficient workflow.

  • I think this is a really good addition to the package. I’m not seeing that the rotate needs to be corrected prior to using the guided correction. It appears to incorporate that in with the correction. Not do I see how it can be more intuitive or easier. But to each their own.

  • This is really nice! Easy to use and it sure fixes those verticals! Well done Adobe! Jeff your idea of zooming in does relieve the skittishness of the selection tool. Thx!

  • @Neal

    LR does not incorporate rotation into the correction. You can prove it to yourself with a simple test. Take two copies of the same image (preferably with a degree of rotation or more to make the differences more noticeable). Make a full manual correction on the first, and guided on the second. You will be able to clearly see that the guided correction is skewed rather than rotated.

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