Lightroom: manual distortion and perspective correction

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Can manual distortion / perspective correction be implemented in Lightroom since it is nondestructive editing? I would like to continue to use lightroom for real estate photography, but ACDSee you can distort each corner just like the distort transform in Photoshop. The new Upright in LR5 is pretty good, but sometimes needs some manual work and to open hundreds of pictures in photoshop is a time killer. Is it possible to even implement something like that?
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Rikk Flohr, Champion

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Already there. Click the Manual tab. Not the same interface as you have in PS/ACDSee but it gets the job done.
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gets the job done poorly if you are shooting interiors. Sliders only allow so much to be done. I was originally trying to know if it can be done to have functionality like both of those programs in lightrooms way of editing.
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I shoot interiors. Never had any problems using Lightroom to correct perspective. Actually, I prefer the Corel Paint Shop Pro perspective correction tool. Beats anything I have seen for ease of use. It is faster than PS/ACDSee because of its interface but the results are no better and it is destructive.
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Trying to keep everything in one program is what the goal is and to have as much at our fingertips in LR. I love the nondestructive lightroom, and that is all I want to know, can it be done non destructively? Why is having more options in LR a bad thing? If you prefer another tool, then why don't we lobby to have LR be better than corel, or acdsee? Change is good, not having 3 programs to complete one picture.
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No one says it is a bad thing. I am saying the functionality is there today even if the interface isn't tuned the way we like it.

As for possible? An engineer will have to chime in.