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It's a good trick, but I tried it before with no real difference. The neck pocket is super clean, so there is nothing in the way. Seems like the screws don't give me much room to work with.You just need your neck adjusted. Turn each of the 4 neck plate screws 1/4 turn. The guitar may make a popping/creaking sound when you do. If it makes the sound, examine your string spacing. You may find your strings are now aligned more properly (in your photo the high E is too far in towards the middle while, as you noted, the low E is too far towards the edge). If it now looks better aligned, tighten the screws back up and be happy.
If no sound OR the strings have not realigned, try tightening the screws while gently but firmly pulling the neck towards the lower bout. This should do the trick. If not - there’s something else going on I can’t diagnose online. BUT those strings (or really, the neck) are definitely out of alignment.