A number of years ago I downloaded a beta version of hotmail. The release was full of bugs and actually destroyed my email at the time. I made a promise to myself to NEVER again test a beta version of any software. So this evening I downloaded the LR5 beta. I figured if my email could be destroyed why not my photos too.
For this rather mundane scene looking up West Street in Annapolis I wanted to try out the much tweeted about “Upright” tool for straightening edges. This is going to prove to be a speedy fix to a problem that haunts me each time I edit a photo like this. Simply explained the left row of buildings and the church in the back of the photo were, in the original pitched to the right. In the past I would have straightened up the most prominent vertical line and cropped out the other. “Upright” straightened them ALL up automatically. Pretty cool. Not earth shattering, but a nice tool in the toolbox.
So I guess I’ll test this thing out a little more. Let’s hope it doesn’t eat my email or my photos!