Architectural Correction in Software

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by Narnian, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Real Name:
    Richard Elliott
    One thing I like to take pictures of are old buildings and that is one of the main reasons I often used a 6x9 field camera so I could swing and tilt those lenses.

    When I wanted corrections on 35mm negatives I would tilt the paper holder (and do some artful dodging, not always successful) to straighten up buildings.

    Is this natively available in Lightroom or are their any plug-ins for that can make these sorts of corrections? Or do you need another software package to accomplish this such as CS5?
     
  2. Jamus

    Jamus Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 18, 2010
    It's available in Lightroom.
     
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  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    There's another plug in that's does that and more....
    ptlens... PTLens
    It corrects everything...
     
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  4. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
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    Richard Elliott
    Ah, I found it under manual lens correction. It was buried deeper than I thought. Thanks
     
  5. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
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    Richard Elliott
    What does this add to the internal correction capabilities?
     
  6. ccmsosse

    ccmsosse Guest

    I agree - LR3 is amazing - don't need Photoshop at all ....
     
  7. JoepLX3

    JoepLX3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 13, 2010
    Japan
    Curious, are you planning to share some results here?
     
  8. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    You could also try the free software ShiftN by Marcus Hebel.

    Marcus Hebel
     
  9. arpoador

    arpoador Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    Here are a few examples from last week:

    Hearst Castle Outdoor Pool
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    Olympus 9-18@13mm

    Hearst Castle Indoor Pool
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    Olympus 9-18@9mm

    Hearst Library / Inner Office
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    Lumix 20mm

    In all 3 cases I adjusted the vertical perspective, corrected barrel distortion, and then cropped slightly. I'm sure I lost a lot of sharpness in the process, but I think the resulting image is easier on the eyes. (I was not going for artiness here, more for snapshot/memories).
     
  10. JoepLX3

    JoepLX3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 13, 2010
    Japan
    May I ask pre vs post? :blush:
     
  11. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Real Name:
    Richard Elliott
    Everything I had read about the lens correction capabilities only talked about barrel distortion and chroma corrections so I did not think to look there for perspective correction.

    Since I am just getting back into "serious" photography after 25 years I know I need to get my "eye" back so I went out yesterday on a very bright sunny day to shoot white churches - figuring I wanted to get familiar with my new GF1 and Lightroom.

    So this is my processed image - with about 90% perspective correction and the yellow filter preset. I plan on working this image (and the other dozen shots of the same church) over the next couple of weeks every which way in color and B&W to get used to Lightroom. This particular composition needs work - I plan on going back later when I get a nice prime and hopefully will remember to bring my tripod.

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    Processed

    @arpoador - very nice! Your compositions are excellent. It is going to take me years to get up to that level. If ever.