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Subject: how to straighten a crooked image
Date Posted: 12/24/2011 1:38 PM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2009
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I don't have a scanner at home, so when I have books I want to scan I use the scanner at our local public library...it's free! Anyway, when I get home and look at the image, it is often just a little crooked.

I used to have a program that made straightening these images really easy. It had a t-bar and then you just drew a line where the picture was crooked and it would automatically straighten it.

But I just got a new computer, Windows 7, and I can't figure out how to straighten these crooked images using either Paint or Windows Photo Gallery. I have two crooked images right now that need to be straightened.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Date Posted: 12/24/2011 2:00 PM ET
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Hi Gayle,

I'm not very proficient with Paint so I use Google's Picasa which is free.  I find it the easiest to straighten a picture.  Picasa uses a grid and you slid a bar until it's lined up.  

Hope this helps! Suzanne

Date Posted: 12/24/2011 2:14 PM ET
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I use infranview - which is a free product.  There is a straightening tool.  Basically you would click on the tool and draw a line across the image.  If you would like me to help, send a PM

Date Posted: 12/26/2011 12:08 AM ET
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I SO need a program that can straighten pictures! Many thanks to Gayle for asking, and Suzanne and Robin for answering!!!

Date Posted: 12/26/2011 11:03 AM ET
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I second the Irfanview recommendation.  Been using it for years and it's a great free program.

 

Date Posted: 12/26/2011 6:03 PM ET
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How to straighten a crooked image?

Apologize to those you have hurt or cheated.  Make reparations if you can. Work hard at keeping on the straight and narrow and your new clean image will speak for itself, in time.

Date Posted: 12/26/2011 8:57 PM ET
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LOL Lori!

There are some directions on straightening with Irfanview on page 15 of this thread:

Want to help with data and images?  Find help here

 

Date Posted: 12/31/2011 12:29 PM ET
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Thank you all for your tips and advice.

Subject: Just discovered another way
Date Posted: 1/1/2012 6:54 PM ET
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I never knew before, but I've discovered that Word (2007 and later) have an image management tool that you can straighten, crop, and save. Very cool discovery that works really well.

 

Date Posted: 1/7/2012 3:07 PM ET
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That's good info, Mary.  I'll have to check that out.