TheFIX 070: Lightroom CC – Guided Upright

Lightroom CC 2015.6 Update: Exploring the Guided Upright Feature

This week on TheFIX, host Seán Duggan covers the recent 2015.6/6.6 update to Lightroom and takes you through the new Guided Upright feature for correcting perspective distortion (this feature is only available in Lightroom CC). In a multi-image exploration of Guided Upright, Seán explores how it works on different photos, including situations where it doesn’t do much better than the regular Auto, Vertical, or Full options we’ve had up to now. He also shows one image where the previous Upright options were total failures, but where Guided Upright now saves the day. And, in the spirit of tinkering and pushing things to the edge, he also takes it for a test drive around the intentional distortions track to see what kind of cool distortions he can discover. Guided Upright is also available in the latest version of Camera Raw, too, and we’ll take a look at that in next week’s episode.

Rocky Nook Book Giveaway!

To enter to win a Rocky Nook book of your choice, head over to the page for last week’s episode #069 and check out the entry instructions there. Entries for this giveaway will close at 11:59pm PST on Tuesday June 21, 2016.

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Adobe Lightroom Journal: Official News on the 2015.6 / 6.6 Update
iPhoneography: Creative Capture & Processing Techniques, Mill Valley, CA  7/31/16
Creative Seeing: Refining Your Photographic Vision, Maine Media Workshops Aug 7 – 13, 2016

The first image below is one of the demo files I used to explore Guided Upright. After correcting the perspective distortion, I got the idea to turn it into the poster frame for this episode and customize the marquee. One thing led to another, which led to another, and after a while, this is what I ended up with!

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