A First Look at the Guided Upright Feature in Adobe Camera Raw 9.6

For the new Adobe Camera Raw 9.6 announced today, Adobe is showing a new feature called guided upright. On this video,  Julieanne Kost from Adobe explains how to use this new feature to automatically correct converging vertical and horizontal lines.

Adobe just introduced a new feature to its Camera Raw (and Lightroom), at the time of writing we still did not get a notice from the company for this update but this will circulate probably in the next few hours.

So what does the guided upright do and how do you use it? well, using the new tool you can quickly correct perspective in a photograph with precision and control. In the video Kost demonstrates how to manually position guides to automatically correct converging vertical and horizontal lines in images which can then be repositioned within the canvas area.

On the Adobe blog we also get  some handy shortcuts while using the Guided Upright tool:

  • Shift + T will select the Guided Upright tool.
  • Shift + L toggles the Loupe on and off (Note: Loupe requires GPU support).
    Option -drag (Mac) | Alt -drag (Win) with Loupe enabled to activate precision (slower) drag.
  • Shift + G toggles the Grid overlay.
  • “V” toggles tool overlay.
  • Command + Option | Control + Alt -drag to reposition the image in the preview area via the Offset X/Y sliders. Add the Shift key to constrain to horizontal/vertical directions.
    Bird Eye View (or Navigator) – Press and hold “H”. Click in the preview area and drag the zoom rectangle over the location that you want to zoom into. Release the mouse. Release the “H”. The image zooms to the chosen area and the selected tool remains unchanged. (Note: Birds Eye View requires GPU support.).

Bonus video: Guided Upright in Lightroom CC


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Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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