Software & Apps Design 40 40 people found this article helpful How to Correct a Photo's Perspective Distortion With GIMP Remove any warping caused by perspective By Sue Chastain Writer Sue Chastain is a former Lifewire writer and a graphics software authority with web design and print publishing credentials. She's also skilled in WordPress administration. our editorial process LinkedIn Sue Chastain Updated March 25, 2020 Design Graphic Design Photoshop Animation & Video 3D Design Tweet Share Email GNU Image Manipulation Program, otherwise known as GIMP, is free software that is used to edit, retouch, and manipulate images. Adjust a Photo's Perspective in GIMP You probably have photos of tall buildings in your collection. You might notice that the sides appear to slant inward at the top due to the perspective from which the photo was taken. We can correct this with the perspective tool in GIMP. This will work with any image that has a tall object. The example used here is a tree. Open up GIMP and load your photo. Drag out a set of guidelines, one for each side, around the object that you want to edit the perspective of. You an pull guidelines right from the top and left side of your project in GIMP. Try to position them to be right where your object would touch with the perspective corrected. Select the Perspective Tool from your toolbox. The icon looks like a 3D wire-frame box. Turn your attention to the Perspective Tool options just below the toolbox. Make sure the settings are as follows: Direction: Normal (Forward)Interpolation: CubicClipping: Crop to resultShow image preview: X Select the image to activate the tool. The Perspective dialog will appear, and you'll see squares on each of the four corners of your image. Drag the corner squares to alter the perspective of your image. The direction and distance depend on your image. Generally, dragging the top squares out and the bottom ones in will help correct your perspective. If the perspective dialog is in the way, detach it by pressing the icon that looks like eject. When you have everything set, press Transform to make it final. If you dragged in any of the corners, you'll see empty space around your image. That space needs to be cropped out. Select Image in the top menu followed by Crop to Content. On older versions of GIMP Crop to Content was Autocrop Image. The result after cropping is smaller, but you won't have that blank space. Next, remove the guides from your image. Select Image > Guides > Remove all Guides. The finished result is ready for you to export.