How can I straighten photos?

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  • Straighten photos how?

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Oct 27, 2018

    Are they just warped or have creases too?

  • Oliva Oliva on Oct 27, 2018

    Try placing heavy, flat weights (large books with more weights atop) on the reverse side of the phots ro a week. You'll need a heavy table or alternate place that can be devoted to this project.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Oct 27, 2018

    Iron them if they are only warped -Place photo side down on ironing board,place brown paper bag over the photo and using a steam iron on low iron them

  • Mindshift Mindshift on Oct 27, 2018

    If the horizon line is not level, so that people and buildings lean, you need a photo editor program. MS Paint comes with Windows, but it is extremely limited. A better free program is Paint.NET which you can download here:

    Once you have this program installed, open a lopsided photo from your photo folder. Click on Layers in the top left of the screen and look for Rotate/Zoom in the drop-down menu. This opens a smaller window. Change the number in the top right setting by either clicking on the up/down arrows which changes the number by 1º, or input a number such as 1.50 or whatever you need. A positive number rotates the photo counterclockwise, while a negative number rotates the photo clockwise. Click OK to make the rotation. If the rotation is too much or too little you can undo the action by clicking on the left-pointing arrow in the small History window.

    After leveling the photo you have to delete the blank corners that are left. (Notice red ovals.) Click on Image, then Canvas Size. In the small window that opens choose the top setting and enter a number less than 100. Make sure the center setting for the Anchor is highlighted, and click OK. This reduces the size of the photo as it removes the blank corners. If some of the blank space remains you can undo and redo the action. Below are four photos for visual explanation. I have the window scrunched; it's normally not so crowded.

  • William William on Oct 28, 2018

    Take a photo and place it flat on the countertop or table face up with about 1/4" of the photo over the edge of the counter/table. Place one hand on the photo and grab the photo edge with the other hand and gently pull down on the photo. Turn the photo over and do the same. Repeat as necessary.

  • Tilly flood Tilly flood on Oct 28, 2018

    thank you all, will see what's working Tilly.

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