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Photofiltre - correcting horizon lisapw1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 102 N: 1602] (8893)::2008-04-11 8:30
I'm at a loss as how to correct the horizon in photofiltre. Any assistance would be appreciated. Microsoft photo is easy...just a slide of the scale and you're done. I would like to do everything in photofiltre. I've looked and looked. :D

thanks, Lisa
Re: Photofiltre - correcting horizon peterhanington Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 119 N: 60] (417)::2008-04-14 18:56
Hi Lisa...
To correct the horizon in Photofilltre: open your image; select Image from the tool bar; open the 'Rotate' dialogue; click on 'Free'; make sure that 'Adjust Size' does not have a check mark in its box; enter the angle (number of degrees) that you need to bring the horizon to where you want it; re-crop the image to eliminate the porions of the original area of the image frame that are left after the rotation.
If you do not 'un-check' the 'Adjust size' box, the image size after rotation will be changed (increased) to include the portions of the original area of the image frame that are left after rotation (the 'Adjust Size' function having kept the image at its original size and added the area around it to the new image).
If you select and change the 'Background Colour' before effecting the rotation, the area around the original image is filled with the colour you selected, which can produce some neat graphics.
Hope this helps - contact me if you need more info.
Regards, Peter
Re: Photofiltre - correcting horizon lisapw1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 102 N: 1602] (8893)::2008-04-14 19:01
Hi Peter,

Thank you for much for your extensive information! I really appreciate it a lot! I'm going to copy this and paste in my file for reference. The only thing that bothers me is to have to guess the degrees...I'm not good at this type of guess. I'll give it my best try next time.

Again, thank you for explaining with such clarity.

Lisa
Re: Photofiltre - correcting horizon peterhanington Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 119 N: 60] (417)::2008-04-14 20:41
You're welcome, Lisa...

On the question of 'guessing the degrees', it's a matter of trial and error. If you need to 'tilt' the horizon to the left, you enter a negative value (i.e. -5); to 'tilt' to the right you enter a positive value (i.e. 5). The actual value required is a matter of starting with an 'guestimated' number, then adding or subtracting from it until you have what you need - I typically start with a value of 2, and go from there. You'll figure it out once you've played with it a bit.

Cheers, Peter
Re: Photofiltre - correcting horizon peterhanington Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 119 N: 60] (417)::2008-04-15 1:52
Hi again, Lisa...
I had a bit of time to look at your gallery - excellent. I did a WS on your Colour Palette Mural to show what can be done with 'Rotate' in PhotoFiltre. Just an exercise to demonstrate what we have discussed about the use of PF rotation to enhance graphic design. Love your work.
Peter
Re: Photofiltre - correcting horizon lisapw1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 102 N: 1602] (8893)::2008-04-15 3:27
Thank you so much Peter. I really appreciate your time and effort. Photography is such a passion of mine, I just want to "know it all". I made my FIRST video on moviemaker the other day!! :D

thanks again, Lisa
Re: Photofiltre - correcting horizon kimhunter Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 2 N: 28] (268)::2009-11-08 14:16
There's a free graphic program downloadable online called "gimp" it's great for correcting horizons and correcting fisheyed warps in photos.