Yes, it's true. According to Victoria Bampton at What's New in Lightroom CC / 6.0? | The Lightroom Queen, "There’s a new Auto button in the Crop Options, which automatically levels titled horizons. You can also Shift-double-click on the 'Angle' slider label."
In the new features description I see this, but what does it DO???
I imagine it does exactly what it is supposed to do, but I admit I haven't tried it. Have you tried it?
Yep - click "Auto", and if the image is suitable for the treatment, Lr rotates and crops it.
As far as I can tell the new 'Auto' option is the same function as the Lens Corrections> Upright> 'Level function.
I shoot sailing regattas. I shoot moving boats from a moving boat. Rarely are my horizons straight, so I spend hours straightening them in the crop function. I use LR5 now. Note: Level Upright feature in Lens Correction has no effect on my horizon problem.
What does it do? It's working for me, but sometimes gets confused as to where the actual horizon is in the image. The below image has a fairly straight horizon, but the Upright Level control rotates it off axis! I have no idea why some images fail, but the new 'Auto' function in the Crop tool behaves the same way and also fails.
Thanks for the replies! I took the advice to download the trial, but alas it did NOT straighten the obvious tilted horizon. I was envisioning more time behind the camera and less in front of LR. Again, thanks.
Can we see a small version of the image it doesn’t work on? Copy/paste a screenshot into a reply on the web version of these forum messages.
I'm finishing up a comprehensive book on Lightroom and am very curious about this new feature as well. What's the mechanism behind it? Does it simply detect horizontal lines? Knowing how it works would be great to add to my chapter on cropping. Thanks!