by Julieanne Kost

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April 26, 2011

When using the Crop tool, moving your cursor outside of the Crop changes the icon to a double headed arrow, clicking and dragging (outside of the crop) will rotate the image (straightening a horizon for example).

Command (Mac) / Control (Win) toggles to the Angle tool while cropping. Using a straight line in the image, for reference click and drag over the reference line (such as a horizon) to straighten.

Cmd+ Opt /Ctrl + Alt + drag with the Crop tool swaps to Angle tool and displays an angled Grid Overlay



  • By Trevor Morris - 9:18 AM on April 26, 2011  

    The last tip above was new to me, but holy crow, even with an i7 CPU and 9GB RAM (Win 7 x64 / SP1), the grid overlay is INCREDIBLY slow and unresponsive. I drag out a line and let go, and the overlay spins around for another couple of seconds by itself. Sounds neat, but this feature is completely unusable on my system. Is this a bug?

  • By Nathan Griffin - 5:07 AM on August 23, 2011  

    I usually just click on the straighten tool icon and I didn’t know about the shortcut. Thanks for posting this!