Image rotation - rotate by fraction of an angle

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Somtimes rotationg an image by a degree is too much or too little. Rotating by a fraction of a degree will be great.
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Dimiter Simov

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Having a controlled rotation option would be a nice feature.  Along with controlled rotation would be an ability to "Straighten" or force a line in the image to be "Square" to a viewpoint.  

This added feature uses some of the same math needed for controlled rotation, but it is faster to use with images that were captured with a camera that was off level by a lot, or not positioned well in a scanner.
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Bob Lewis

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Maybe they could have it so when you hold down the Ctrl key
it rotates by 1/2 degree or 1/4 degree like similar behavior
of some other programs with spin-buttons.
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Chris Larson, Snagit Technical Product Manager

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I just had a couple questions in order for us to get a better idea for how you'd be using this. Is it mostly for straightening real world photos? Or of real world content? Or is there something we could be doing to help fix rotation of a screenshot in some way?
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Dimiter Simov

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I use rotation for real world photos of old photographs, documents, labels, stamps...
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I am also having problems when rotating images within Camtasia for MAC.  I've tried resizing these images in Photoshop and Illustrator and still have the issue.  
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Joe Morgan

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Wow Dimiter Simov,

I don't use SnagIt to straighten my Images "Rotate" and I'm glad I don't. I took a look at rotate this morning. I must be completely honest here, I still cannot figure out what they were thinking when they created this feature.
The odds that you can correctly rotate and orientate ANY Straight Line or Image from Left  to Right / Vertically using Degrees. Must be incredibly low.

 I rotated this image by ONE Degree.

So yeah, let's forget about using that tool for much of anything for now.

I have a love hate relationship with workarounds. There is one for this situation.

Create a new image the same size as the one you are want to straighten out "Rotate". Have the canvas color set to Transparent.
Copy and paste the image you need to rotate over it. Use the rotational handle to rotate it.You can make small adjustments easily that way.
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