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13 Messages

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456 Points

Wed, Apr 4, 2018 11:16 PM

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Lightroom Classic 7.3/Camera Raw: Constrain Crop not saving in preset

I posted this on the adobe.com forums, but it may get more traction here....

Since updating to LR 7.3, all my presets were imported and can be used. But none of them allow the Constrain Crop option under Transform to be set by default.

Even if I apply my preset, click Constrain Crop and "Update with current settings" on the preset, it still doesn't re-apply.

Running Windows 10 64bit.

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1 Message

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60 Points

2 years ago

WTF??? Seriously a year and this can't get fixed.  For us real estate photographers this is a pain in the ass!

38 Messages

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482 Points

2 years ago

Oh this is not even on the back burner it fell completely off the stove at this point. The real quick fix for is open your images do a control a to select all hit D4 develop module click the constrained checkbox click the sync button hit okay it takes all of five seconds. That's probably why they haven't fixed it or maybe they're just too busy keeping their stacks of money in order

1 Message

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62 Points

2 years ago

Still waiting on this! Pretty frustrating. Any updates?

38 Messages

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482 Points

2 years ago

Well if this ever was on the back burner I'm sure it fell off the stove by now. Do not ever expect this to be fixed. Just used to work around where you go to grid mode select all then hit develop mode hit constrain crop then hit the sync button that will apply the check to all of your pictures the whole process takes a whopping three seconds. It's ridiculous but it works.

6 Messages

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136 Points

2 years ago

This problem has existed for over a year now.  I recently installed and tested 8.3 and still nothing. Hello Adobe, fix Grandpa Lightroom's Constrain Crop in our presets already!

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104K Points

a year ago

While this is being considered, can you look at being able to include it in Defaults too?

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

38 Messages

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482 Points

"While this is being looked at"

This has never been looked at. They have never addressed it, not once.

The only workable solution is to go to grid mode, do select all, then go to develop module, click on constrain crop, then click sync. Do this the moment you start working on a batch of photos and it will sync the constrain crop to all images. Then go back to the grid, unselect all, so you are just on the first photo and begin editing. This whole process takes about 3 seconds when you get quick at it.

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5.9K Messages

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104K Points

What can I say, I'm optimistic ;-)

To slim that down further, no need to go back to grid view to select all, as Ctrl A / Cmd A would work in Develop.

Or borrowing John's code from above, I created a preset that only applies constrain crop that can be selected from the Grid's Quick Develop panel, or applied on import. 

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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1.8K Points

a year ago

I am editing thousands of real estate photos per day for a team of photographers. Our lenses require +3 profile correction (distortion). No problem, EXCEPT WHEN I GO TO SYNC THESE THOUSANDS OF PHOTOS PER DAY I HAVE TO MANUALLY SYNC "CONSTRAIN CROP" ACROSS THESE THOUSANDS OF IMAGES DOZENS OF TIMES PER DAY! This is soooooo stupid that this hasnt been fixed yet, COME ON ADOBE!!!!!

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124 Points

a year ago

Welcome to my world... The thing that is sooooooo stupid is that this use to work. They broke it and won't fix it. They also changed the ability to save a crop so now... if you took many photos on a tripod you have to crop each and every one. You can copy and paste it but you can't save it. :(

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104K Points

> They also changed the ability to save a crop

Can you explain that one further Denise? Nothing should have changed there, unless you're using the newer Cloudy one (which doesn't have that feature yet) instead of Classic.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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124 Points

a year ago

The constrain crop now stays checked (thank you) but I still do not have the ability to save a crop as a preset. It would be really nice to not have to run a batch through Photoshop after everything is finished in Lightroom... Thanks for fixing the constrain crop. I have spent hours scrolling down just to tick that box.

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95.7K Points

"It would be really nice to not have to run a batch through Photoshop after everything is finished in Lightroom"

You can copy/paste/sync the Crop develop settings from one photo to a batch of selected photos.  While not as convenient as having a preset, it should be faster than sending them to Photoshop.

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124 Points

how without pasting them to each photo separately?

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104K Points

Anything you do from Grid view applies to all selected photos. Or sync (rather than paste) to multiple photos works in Develop.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

7 Messages

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124 Points

yes but I only see a way to crop to a specific size- not a size and placement. How would you move the crop and sync it in the grid view?

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If you want a specific placement, do it on one photo then sync it to all the others. If you want to change it on each photo, then of course you'd need to work through the photos one by one.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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124 Points

Thanks