Taking the perfect picture can be tricky.
You may have been to the most amazing place, set up your camera in just the right position, and snapped what looks like a masterpiece.
However, when you see the photos on your computer screen you might spot little imperfections, and flaws caused by your camera lens that you didn’t see in the first place.
Most photos contain some kind of subtle lens distortion and they may only be small imperfections, but correcting them with image editing software like PhotoPlus can make a whole world of difference.
So what lens corrections can PhotoPlus make?
No matter how good your camera lens may be, there is always a chance that distortion can occur. These can be very minor things within the image, and small details that many people will not notice on a first glance.
It could be something as a little as a slight darkening around the edges of the image, or straight lines appearing curved, and even colour fringes near the edge that just don’t look quite right.
Here are the three most commonly made lens corrections:
Vignetting can be considered the most straightforward lens imperfection to find and correct. As you’ll notice in the image above, the edges of the picture seem be a lot darker, and progressively get worse as it’s a fall-off of light.
Distortion is a strange optical effect, as it almost looks as if everything in the image is bending inwards, potentially influencing a depiction of depth. It can be used as a stunning effect, especially on things like architecture, however sometimes like the above image, it’s not really ideal.
Chromatic aberration also known as CA, or colour fringing, appears in images as offset colours near high contrast edges. As you can see in the image, there are hints of red and blue just leaking their way through. These are sometimes harder to spot, as unlike the other two lens imperfections, CA is only visible when it’s full size, on a larger screen or in print.
How do I use Lens Correction in PhotoPlus?
We have a full tutorial available on our CommunityPlus site that will help you make a variety of lens and tilt corrections, including fixing distortions, colour fringing, vignetting and perspective. Watch below: