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How to correct perspective in a real estate image with photo editing software

Lucy McInally

Check out the images below. They’re both from the same angle but one is tilted. Do you think this is a good way to show your property when it's listed on the real estate market? It’s not, because that kind of perspective can make a room look smaller and less appealing.

In fact, a recent study on the importance of professional photography of Airbnb properties explains that property images with good perspective will attract viewers to the photos, who will more likely put down an offer faster than images with wonky perspective. Whilst professional photographers have mastered good perspective by guiding viewers through the use of leading or dominant lines, ameauteur photographers don’t always hit the mark. They may need to correct the perspective in their images during the photo editing process. In this blog post, we’ll explain how to correct perspective in a real estate image with photo editing software.

Correct perspective with Photoshop

The professional property photographer’s tool of choice, Photoshop is a useful photo editing software for all enhancement features, including perspective correction, which is fairly straightforward to do, unlike a lot of the features available in Photoshop, that often require a lot of experience. This means that pretty much anyone can straighten their images! To correct perspective in an image using Photoshop, use the perspective crop tool - which creates a grid layer over the image to help you match your image to the lines and straighten the image. The only limitation of Photoshop is if you have multiple images to straighten, it will require a lot of time and effort to make the lines perfect.

Correct perspective with GIMP

GIMP is a software that can be installed into a computer, and is used mostly by creative professionals from graphic designers to illustrators and photographers. It’s not limited to real estate imagery, but is a useful programme for professional property photographers to use in order to improve their real estate images. Drag an image into GIMP and then use the perspective correction tool to alter the corners of the image to straighten up. Like Photoshop, GIMP is a time consuming tool which is fairly technical, so you might want to practise using this software first, if you’re not very familiar with it.

Correct perspective with

If you're looking for a quick fix for a photo with skewed angles, try photo editing software - it will enhance your images instantly, and correct perspective whilst it’s at it. is trained with artificial intelligence, and it will detect wonky lines in an image and straighten them without your input. Not only can you enhance one image at a time, you can actually put as many images into the enhancer as you like, so you can save time enhancing multiple images. And if you’re already happy with the perspective in your images and want to change something else, like replace the sky in an exterior shot, then you can turn the correct perspective feature off and on as you desire.

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