How to correct the GoPro lens distortion (fisheye effect) on photos

This week I was contacted by Christian who asked me how he could fix the fisheye effect he was getting on his photos from his GoPro camera. If you’re using a DJI Phantom 2 or a 3DR Solo drone then chances are you have probably run into this as well where your photos seem to bulge at the center which results in a curvy horizon. After sharing with Christian how to correct it using Adobe Lightroom I decided to also turn it into a quick tutorial for those who were struggling with this same issue. Below is a short video tutorial as well as screenshots on how you can correct this effect.

fix gopro fish eye distortion

Before and after comparison


correct gopro fish eye distortion

Before lens correction


fix gopro lens distortion

After lens correction