A study of recognition of pictures was conducted with reference to the assumption that direction changes in wayfinding are specified through a process of perspective coordination. Perspective of the pictured scenes was varied as a judgment factor in the study phase. The distractors used in the recognition test consisted of new scenes in one condition but new perspectives of old scenes in a second condition. Performance in the former condition decreased when subjects judged dimensions related to perspective in the study phase as compared to dimensions related to content. Equal performance was obtained when new perspectives were used as distractors. A mixture of two recognition strategies in the latter condition, assumed to be relevant in the real environment, was proposed as an account for the failure to obtain the predicted cross-over interaction.