^Straighten a Crookedly Scanned Image

Even with the best intentions, scanning often results in a crooked photo. Luckily, there's a quick and easy way to fix this in Photoshop.

TRY IT To straighten a crookedly scanned image, first make sure the image you want to fix is open in Photoshop. Select the Measure tool from the toolbox and click along one of the edges of the scanned photo. Drag with the Measure tool for a few seconds, following the edge of the photo, to measure the angle of the crookedness.

After you release the mouse button, the angle (along with other measurements) is displayed in the Options bar at the top of the screen. Immediately choose Image | Rotate Canvas | Arbitrary. Photoshop automatically puts the angle you just measured into the appropriate box in the Rotate Canvas dialog box, so you just have to click OK, and the program does all the work for you! You can then use the Crop tool or Trim command (choose Image | Trim) to crop the straightened photo as needed.

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