Not a long time ago I found a trick on how to make a photo of a building much better. You know when you see a beautiful object and want to snapshot it in the way you see it, but then when you check your phone you realize that perspective is wrong? Instead of a perfect rectangle or square windows, you get something reminding you a trapeze? Very beautiful, right?
One type of my photos on Instagram is facades I see in the city. I love London architecture and it’s literally a heaven for such facade and display windows freaks like me. As much as I wanted to be perfect in this style of photos, I was struggling for a looong time to take a good shot.
The only possible workaround I could think of was to get a bit higher to take a photo or to lift my iPhone a meter up. Carrying a chair everywhere obviously wasn’t an option 🙂 I also wasn’t interested in Photoshop editing, because it’s just too much hustle and I wanted a simple solution.
And then I found it! An application that can perfectly fix perspective, horizon and even lens distortion. It’s called SKRWT and it does magic, believe me. It costs only $1.99 and it’s the best purchase I ever made on App Store.
Let’s see how it works.
I like taking photos of coffee shops, especially it’s exterior. And every time I do it, all the vertical lines are a mess. These are before and after photos:
Even though the first photo is ok, I prefer to have vertical lines parallel. In this case, I only had to adjust one thing and press Save.
Another example is a cute colorful house in Chelsea.
When I was taking this photo there were other girls doing the same thing, so I wasn’t able to take a good position in order not to screw the lines of the building. Luckily, SKRWT could fix this too.
Before and after. Yeay! It’s ready to be shown on Instagram! (I posted different crop though) .
What is you favorite tool to edit photos? What is your lifesaver? I would love to hear from you, see you in the comments!
P.S. This trick is also applicable for Android users.