help with Barrel Distortion/Lens Correction please (thanks)

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help with Barrel Distortion/Lens Correction please (thanks)
Apr 30, 2009

Hi All,

I am fine with nearly every aspect of photo retouching - except 1... Lens Barrel Distortion.

I have used the len correction tool in PhotoShopCS3 but for some reason I find it VERY VERY difficult to actually notice lens distortion.

Anyway, if any kind persons out there have any tips for me to see just how distorted or barreled my photos are then that would be very much aprpeciated.

I have 298 photos to process from a recent 'tall ships' shoot but the main thing I need to concentrate on is the lens distortion as there are lots of ships masts and I need to get this right.

I have shown an example shot below and would love to know what you peeps think about the amount of barelling and if so how to fix it.

I use CS3,
I shoot with a Fuji S5600

Any help and advice would be much appreciated as after years and years of photoshopping I still have not got a clue on how to spot and fix lens distortion.

Many thanks in advance,
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