Adobe Lightroom 5 review: is this the game-changer you’ve been waiting for?

New features in Lightroom 5 - Radial Gradient

New features in Lightroom 5 – Upright tool

New features in Lightroom 5 - Upright tool

Adobe Lightroom already had some fine tools for correcting lens distortion, using custom correct profiles, and perspective distortion, plus horizontal and vertical correction sliders.

But the Upright tool in Lightroom 5 is a different beast altogether. It can detect horizontal and vertical skew in your images and fix either or both with a single click of a button.

Often, with intelligent tools like these, you find that they fail as often as they succeed and you need the right sort of image for them to work. Not this time.

The Upright tool is spectacularly effective at correcting perspective distortion – and if it doesn’t find any, it leaves your picture alone.

PAGE 1: How Lightroom works
PAGE 2: New features in Lightroom 5 – Advanced Healing
PAGE 3: New features in Lightroom 5 – Upright tool
PAGE 4: New features in Lightroom 5 – Radial Gradient
PAGE 5: New features in Lightroom 5 – Smart previews, slideshows & photo books
PAGE 6: Adobe Lightroom 5 Review Verdict & Specs
PAGE 7: Our original Adobe Lightroom 5 announcement story

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