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Old Sep 12, 2009, 7:17 PM   #1
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Sorry is this is a dumb question. I just returned from a fishing trip and I took some pics that would be great except a few are not level. The boat was rocking as I was taking the pic. I use Photoshop Elements, is there a way of "leveling" the pic?
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 7:34 PM   #2
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In PSE, on the Image Menu, on the Rotate submenu, there are numerous options for rotating an image. Keep in mind that rotating an image will compromise sharpness and image quality in the edges and especially in the corners, so if there's a lot of detail there that you want to preserve, you might want to skip straightening.
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I Have Elements 4.0, and there is another way to straighten the horizon. I just copied and pasted it from the "help" section.

To straighten an image
In the Editor, select the Straighten tool .
Grow Canvas To Fit Resizes the canvas to fit the rotated image. Straightening causes corners of the image to fall outside of the current canvas. The straightened image will contain areas of blank background, but no pixels are clipped.
Crop To Remove Background Crops the image to remove any blank background area that become visible after straightening. Some pixels will be clipped.
Crop To Original Size Keeps the canvas the same size as the original image. The straightened image will include areas of blank background and some pixels will be clipped.
Straightening and cropping to remove the background
Do one of the following to straighten the image:
To align horizontally, draw a line in the image to represent the new straight horizontal edge.
To align vertically, hold down Ctrl and draw a line to represent the new straight vertical edge.

Don't be afraid to experiment, you can always click Edit, then Revert to undo anything you don't like. That will take you all the way back to the original pic.

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