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I am lost in translation. What is the spirit level?


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Hi Allard54,

Welcome to the forums :)

When using the Crop tool, you have the option to apply Straightening. This option can be applied from either the Context Toolbar, or by holding down the CTRL/CMD modifier.
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When using the Straighten option, you will see a 'Spirit Level' as the icon.

By default, you should find the crop tool always begins in 'crop' mode - are you seeing different results?

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Next to Straighten, Overlay Dan C screen shot, see Thirds Grid? Click there to change settings.


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Right-Click on your image will get you back to the crop tool.


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20 hours ago, Joachim_L said:

I am lost in translation. What is the spirit level?

In the Straighten mode, the crop cursor changes to this:

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It is supposed to resemble a spirit level, also known as a bubble level or carpenter's level. ("Spirit" refers to the liquid with the bubble in it. Often a lightweight alcohol is used instead of water because its lower viscosity & surface tension allows the bubble to settle more quickly.)


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Thanks for the detailed explanation, I had to re-read this a few times to get that you mean Libelle (German). Reading spirit I was thinking of a ghost. Never getting too old to learn. ;)


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39 minutes ago, Joachim_L said:

Thanks for the detailed explanation, I had to re-read this a few times to get that you mean Libelle (German). Reading spirit I was thinking of a ghost. Never getting too old to learn. ;)

I am a native (U.S.) English speaker who as a child loved to help my dad by fetching tools for him (known colloquially as a "gofer" for "go for") so I had to learn the names of lots of the tools he asked for. He could usually explain why the tool had a particular name if I asked but the one that stumped him was "torpedo level." It is a small spirit level used in tight spaces but I have never found out what torpedo has to do with that. :S


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