Peter in the UK says:
I am trying to streamline my workflow and editing. Currently, the majority of work is done using Lightroom CC on a Mac. My main issue is the "transform" controls in Lightroom. Although this section of the software has automated settings (auto, vertical, etc.), 90% of the time, these fail and I have to resort to "guided" which is fine, but I feel it wastes a lot of time.
Was just wondering if you know of any other plugins for Lightroom that are more effective in terms of automatic perspective correction and straightening. I am generally pretty accurate at the time of shooting, but prefer to polish things off with the software, for the sake of a good job.
Your workflow is exactly the same as mine. When shooting interiors, I get the verticals close using a geared tripod head and then during post-processing I click on "Auto" in the Transform panel of Lightroom CC to perfect the verticals. I find that virtually every time Auto fixes the verticals perfectly! I'm not sure what you are doing differently. I asked Peter to send me an example of an image that Lightroom Transform fails to correct so I can understand his problem, but have not heard back as of yet.
I know of no other software that even comes close to the functionality of Lightroom Transform. This is why I consider Lightroom absolutely essential for real estate photographers!
Anyone have any ideas for Peter?