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I have a photographed document that unfortunately is slightly in perspective. (Details: I took a photo of the document with Photo Booth but couldn't really make it perfectly vertical and no longer have access to the document) I need to distort it so that it looks as if it was perfectly vertical.

How can I accomplish this in OSX? I also have Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop installed

  • Later versions of Photoshop (since CS6?) have the perspective crop tool. That may help. – KJP Nov 20 '15 at 11:57
  • I have tried inserting the jpeg on illustrator, and then using free transform tool and envelope distort to distort them but I only change the border of the image but not the aspect ratio of the image itself – gota Nov 20 '15 at 13:33
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You may use Photoshop which is better to correct your bitmap image distortion.

Either use Vanishing Point tools from Camera Raw but if the distortion got several VP's then you may use Edit -> Perspective Warp, if already available at CS6, or Edit -> Transform -> Distort. Also there's the puppet warp tool since CS5.

So in the end you do have a lot of options to correct that.

Best.

H.

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    ...and lets not forget the keystone correction tool in Adobe Camera Raw, either. If you're using something older than CS6, JPEGs can be opened in ACR via Bridge/MiniBridge. – Stan Rogers Nov 20 '15 at 23:59
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Affinity Photo has a great perspective tool.

Affinity Photo Perspective Tool

I use it regularly for sketchbook and whiteboard captures. Be sure to set the mode option to source to do what you're after.

Perspective options panel

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    Good to see someone else is giving Affinity a try on here. – Ryan Nov 20 '15 at 17:12
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    Exactly! And since your comment, they are bringing it to the Windows platform which was a nice surprise. Hope it takes off, because Adobe has become WAY too complacent in their dominance, and has taken advantage of that fact. – ErickP Mar 25 '16 at 13:56

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