ShiftN

ShiftN Free

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Margie Smeer Senior editor

The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 3.6
ShiftN was created for professional photographers as a software alternative to expensive “shift lenses” that are used to correct the converging lines and incorrect angles from a photo.
It performs an optimization process on your photo in order to remove all the converging lines that it finds.

At first sight, this program might seem just another application that can be used to enhance photos by applying certain effects. But it is actually a complex tool which uses mathematical algorithms in order to change various photo parameters. Moreover, it is able to do this automatically, saving the user precious time.

ShiftN comes with a quite easy-to-use graphical interface. All the user needs to do is to add a photo or a batch of photos, and either manually adjust parameters like: focal length, radial distortion, line contrast, or use the automatic correction tool.

ShiftN is also able to save the results to graphic formats like: JPEG, TIFF, BMP, etc. Version 3.6.1 of ShiftN allows users to use the same settings for all the photos in a batch. Professional photographers will appreciate the features that ShiftN has to offer.

Pros

  • Free program.
  • Comes with many photo optimization options.
  • Supports many graphic formats.

Cons

  • It has no disadvantages.
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What's new in version 3.6

- Batch processing with constant parameters possible ("movie mode").

What's new in version 3.3

XMP handling
 

Publisher's description

Landscape/architectural photographs taken by ordinary "point and shoot" cameras OR by cameras with changeable (but ordinary) lenses are prone to being distorted and may detract from the subject on account of the problem known as 'converging lines' in photography. Converging lines in photographs, particularly of buildings, forests and so on, will often detract from the desired effect. Converging lines are caused by the film-plane being angled relative to the object of the photo, and that effect can be avoided optically by the use of either a shift lens (quite expensive) or the use of a medium or large-format view camera having swing features. ShiftN is a tool that does this correction digitally, without the need to purchase/acquire expensive shift lenses.

ShiftN permits correction of converging lines; a majority of the correction work is taken over automatically by the program. Using the "automatic correction" item in the menu is in most cases sufficient to produce a satisfying result. Both the effects of converging lines and poor camera angle are corrected automatically.

The process in ShiftN is to search the image first for straight lines and edges, and to consider those which are sufficiently vertical to be likely architectural elements. On the basis of these straight line segments the program runs an optimization process that attempts to determine perspective, correcting the image so the lines are made parallel to each other.

ShiftN is freeware. The installer downloaded from this page is suitable for all 32&64 bit versions of Windows.

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