How To Straighten A Photo

When you capture the perfect image at a funky angle, it can ruin your shot. It's often tricky to worry about your camera being level when you're worried about composition, lighting, exposure, or any other element of photography. Fortunately, you can quickly straighten a crooked image in post-processing. By using the image straightening tool, you're able to create a stronger composition that shows off the subject.

1. Install PaintShop Pro

To install PaintShop Pro photo editing software on your PC, download and run the installation file above. Continue following on-screen instructions to complete the setup process.

2. Select Straighten tool

On the Tools toolbar, choose the Straighten tool. A straightening bar with end handles appears on the image.

3. Adjust alignment

Drag each handle of the straightening bar to align it with the part of the image that you want to straighten.

4. Straightening options

On the Tool Options palette, choose one of the following options from the Mode drop-list:

  • Auto — automatically straightens the image based on the position of the straightening bar
  • Make vertical — rotates the image to make the straightening bar vertical
  • Make horizontal — rotates the image to make the straightening bar horizontal

Click the Apply button .

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PaintShop Pro's image editing tools allow you to quickly and easily straighten photos for a better viewing experience.

PaintShop Pro does more than just straighten photos

Check out some of the other photo editing features in Paintshop Pro, like remove red eye, enhance photos, crop an image, and more! Create high quality photos in a fun and easy to use photo editor and make your photos stand out more than ever.

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