There’s a lot editing tools that you’ve probably used before. Crop, fix red eyes, add filters, etc. Changing the perspective of a photo isn’t that common, but it’s not as difficult as it sounds either, thanks to Google Photos.

Perspective describes the angle at which the photo was taken. This can greatly affect the appearance of something in a photo. Check out the photos below. The shape of the TV looks like a trapezoid from the side (left), but I can make it a flat rectangle by adjusting the perspective (right).

Side by side perspective

To adjust that perspective of your photos, we’ll use the Google Photos app to Android , but the Google Photos app is also available in iPhone and iPad . It is surprisingly simple for such a powerful tool.

First, open the Google Photos app and select a photo that needs to adjust the perspective.

Select a photo.

Then tap on the “Edit” icon below the photo.

Tap the button

Go to the “Crop” tools on the toolbar and select the keystone perspective icon.

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You can now drag the four corners of a box to select the part of the image that you would like to flatten. A bubble will appear when you select a corner to give it an enlarged appearance. When you’re done, tap “Done.”

Drag the corners to select the image, and then tap

That part of the photo will be flattened and cropped. If you are satisfied with the result, touch the “Save” button.


That is all! This is a pretty nifty tool and it’s not something you normally see in simple, free photo editing apps. Google Photos has a lot to offer even if you are not using it for cloud backups. This is just one example of how powerful it is.

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