When Seize One launched its 15.2.0 replace earlier this month, one of many outlined options was an up to date Keystone instrument. I used to be excited to strive it out, as I discovered the outdated model to be considerably cumbersome, particularly when utilizing keystone guides to make changes.
After spending a while with it, I’m fairly happy with the outcomes I’m getting. It’s quicker, simpler to make use of … and most significantly, correct.
The way it works
The brand new Keystone instrument is split into two tabs — Guides and Sliders. The Sliders tab is what you’d anticipate, with values for Vertical, Horizontal, Skew and Facet changes.
However the true energy comes throughout the Guides tab.
On the prime of this instrument, you’ll discover three buttons for keystone changes — Keystone Vertical, Keystone Horizontal and Keystone (which mixes the vertical and horizontal choices). You’ll additionally discover an Quantity slider and a a lot bigger Auto button.
Placing it to the check
I opened up some images from 2020, which I shot in the course of the COVID-19 lockdown in Michigan. Capturing a whole lot of empty streets, with structure, makes this the proper check.
I began out utilizing the Auto button, to see how correct it was. This shocked me a bit as more often than not it was spot-on. Try a few of these earlier than and afters:
Then, when utilizing the Keystone buttons, I attempted out numerous completely different changes. I used to be capable of simply modify the anchor factors to attract strains down a constructing, for instance.
Once more, Seize One carried out the changes rapidly and successfully. It’s additionally good you could fine-tune the position of those guides utilizing your keyboard’s arrows.
The one factor I’d wish to see with the three Keystone button choices is the flexibility to attract impartial strains. As it’s now, horizontal and vertical strains are tethered collectively. 9 instances out of 10, this gained’t be a difficulty, however it’d be good to have much more management right here.
All in all, although, the brand new Keystone instrument is a welcome change to Seize One. The mannequin is simpler, and the instruments provide extra precision for fine-tuning.