Photo App Focus: Perspective Correct – Easy Perspective Correction
New photo app Perspective Correct helps solve the long-standing photographer’s dilemma — the perspective distortion caused by not being as tall as that building over there.
There are several other perspective correction apps available. Keep reading to find out how this new one stacks up. >>>
Perspective Correct was created by iPhoneographer Misho Baranovic. You can also check out his excellent eBook, “iPhone Photography: How to Shoot, Edit and Share Great Photos” here.
Perspective Correct is an easy to use, gesture-based app that lets you fix as much or as little of the perspective distortion as you want. Simply load or shoot an image, swipe horizontally or vertically to correct distortion, crop. Save. It’s that easy. Perspective Correction lets see your adjustments right away, helping you focus on getting the right framing and composition.
Misho Baranovic, the app’s co-developer, says that “after struggling with a few other correction programs I realised that there had to be an easier way to fix perspective in photos. It’s incredible (and fun) to see buildings snap back into place, whole street scenes straighten themselves out and squashed rooms return to normal.”
The app also features adjustable grid lines and advanced JPEG compression controls.
For me, Perspective Correct is among the easiest apps I’ve used to help straighten up perspective, including FrontView, dotfunc, and Genius Scan. It’s much better and easier to use than the clunky AndifTouch. It’s fast. The app has helpful “tool tips,” but the interface is very easy to figure out on your own.
Perspective Correct supports larger than the 8 MP native resolution of the iPhone 5 and 4S. I ran a 14 MP image through it and the app didn’t break a sweat. Be aware, though, that for the app to do its magic, it will shave off pixels when the image is cropped and your final photo will most likely be smaller than the original image.
Perspective Correct is an excellent, quick and easy to use utility for fixing or adjusting the perspective lines in your photo. It’s got a permanent spot in my toolbox. I recommend it for just about any iPhoneographer.
Perspective Correct is $1.99 in the App Store. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.