Since we don’t have “an assignment” @Photo101 this weekend, I want to help make images a little better by having nice leading lines that will take the viewer’s eye to the subject you intended and not being distracted by irregular lines of sight: Tilted horizons, rooms that have slanted walls, you get the idea.
We all do it, and have witnessed others. Maybe we don’t notice it. Or don’t know how to fix it. A lot of us can’t afford expensive photo editing software. I have a solution for you. I’m gong to show you a very nice photo imaging program that is FREE, and then have you work on an image of yours, to show you how easy it is to make an image better. This is an opportunity for us to help each other, right? 🙂
First of all, click here for the free software. Zoner Photo Studio will surprise you. I use it for some applications, and you can’t beat the price! Free is affordable. A program that offers most of the same things the high dollars programs do. This will easily fix your line of sight. 🙂 The link will take you directly to the free download page. Let me note here, this is for p.c. use, not cell phone. Sorry phoners. 😦
I use Windows Photo Viewer to view images, and click on the OPEN tab to put the image into Zoner. The program will load in VIEWER mode, Click Editor to get you in the meat of the program.
You can see where I highlighted the image why I need to fix the horizon. Just a few clicks, and we will be done.
On the upper left hand side of the window is the menu. Click EDIT. on the fly down menu, go to Rotate and Flip, then follow that to Specific Rotation. Make sure the small box marked Auto Crop is checked.
This image needs to be adjusted counter clockwise. I click that, and adjust it about 1.5 degrees.
The trees are making me still look at them, instead of the man fishing because of the un-even tree line competing with the sky. In this situation, Im going to crop the sky, so I have a solid background.
Now when I look at this, I see the boat, because my eye isn’t pulling me to distracting lines. And we are done. Ezzy peezy, right?
Give it a try, and let me know what you think. Have a great weekend.