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How can I straighten my photos in Elements?

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Q&A, by Mark White
August 11, 2016

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It is rare to take a perfectly straight shot, and it’s a good habit to remember to straighten up all your pictures just to make sure they’re perfect.

Use the Straighten tool: simply drag it across your image following the line of the horizon, and Elements will rotate your image to the angle of this slope. Remember to choose one of the options along the bottom of the toolbar for how Elements crops your picture.

It can either Grow or Shrink the image, maintain the same size as the image before, or remove the background of your image.