How to Fix Your Crooked iPhone Photos Automatically

Straighten function on iPhone in Photos app
Khamosh Pathak

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.

Press the Edit button

Then press the “Crop” button in the lower corner of the screen.

Tap the Crop tool

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.

Comparison of iOS 13 photo editor before and after adjustment

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.

Use the straightening tool

To move the photo, drag inside the borders. Once you are satisfied with the photo, press the “Done” button.

Change the perspective, then tap Done

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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.

Press the Open button

Use the app’s photo browser to choose a photo from your library.

Choose Snapseed's photo

Once you open a photo, press the “Tools” button.

Press the Tools button

From there, press the “Perspective” button.

Tap the Perspective icon

On this screen, select the “Rotation” button.

Select the Rotate button.

Here, swipe left or right to rotate the image on the axis.

Rotate button in Snapseed

Then press the “Tilt” button. You can now scan horizontally or vertically to resolve perspective issues.

Tilt options in Snapseed

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.

Comparison of Instant Editor perspectives

Press the “Done” button.

The Done button in Snapseed is a check mark

Now press the “Export” button.

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.

Press the Save a copy or Save button

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.

RELATED: How to take RAW photos on your iPhone

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