When you take a picture of a large building from the front, you often end up with a slightly offset perspective, the top of the building tilting away from you. Here’s how to automatically fix distorted images on your iPhone.
Use the editor in Apple Photos on the iPhone
the IOS 13 update it’s like a box of chocolates with delicious little treats. While the features of large banners like dark mode have been mentioned everywhere, which is not enough mentioned, it is the revamped editor in the Photos application.
The integrated app has a new suite of editing features that can replace the basic features of photo editing apps like Snapseed. One of these features is the automatic straightening tool.
Open the Photos app on your iPhone, select a skewed photo you want to fix, and then press the “Edit” button.
Then press the “Crop” button in the lower corner of the screen.
You will now enter the updated crop section. From here, you can change the aspect ratio of the image, crop the image, etc.
But the first thing you’ll notice after hitting the Crop button is that the Photos app has automatically cropped the photo and changed the perspective for you.
Most of the time, this automatic change is enough. You can just press “Done” and go.
But sometimes the Photos app can zoom in too much on an image, or you can fine tune the vertical or horizontal perspective. Tap a tool in the bottom bar, then drag the slider to change the setting.
To move the photo, drag inside the borders. Once you are satisfied with the photo, press the “Done” button.
Alternative crop option: Snapseed
If you haven’t upgraded to iOS 13 yet, or if you don’t like using the new editor in the Photos app, you can use a third-party app to fix your distorted images.
Snapseed is one such application. After opening the application, press the “Open” button to choose a photo.
Use the app’s photo browser to choose a photo from your library.
Once you open a photo, press the “Tools” button.
From there, press the “Perspective” button.
On this screen, select the “Rotation” button.
Here, swipe left or right to rotate the image on the axis.
Then press the “Tilt” button. You can now scan horizontally or vertically to resolve perspective issues.
Snapseed’s perspective engine is pretty smart. When you move the perspective, Snapseed automatically fills the edges. Of course, if you don’t like this, you can crop the image later.
Press the “Done” button.
Now press the “Export” button.
In this menu, you can press the “Save” button to save the changes made to the image. Use the “Save Copy” button to keep the original image.
Now that you’ve learned a simple way to fix crooked photos, try taking photos RAW photos to capture more details. You can easily change them in Snapseed itself.