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Chapter 4. Editing Photos > To adjust the angle of a photo

To adjust the angle of a photo

  • In the Adjust panel, drag the Straighten slider to the left to rotate the image clockwise or to the right to rotate the image counter-clockwise, using the yellow grid lines as a reference for true vertical and horizontal.

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  • The Straighten slider actually zooms in on your photo and crops it slightly to keep the edges straight. The black bands on the top and bottom of the photo in Figure 4.46 are an indication that the cropping has taken place, since the photo is now slightly smaller.

  • You can use the Straighten slider to tweak the angles of photos up to 10 degrees in either direction.

  • If 10 degrees isn't enough (and remember that the greater the angle, the more iPhoto is cropping), switch to another photo to save your changes, come back to the first photo, and use the Straighten slider again.

  • I haven't the foggiest idea why Apple chose to include the Straighten slider in the Adjust panel, since it's completely different from all the other controls and doesn't affect the histogram at all.


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