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220 Points

Fri, May 13, 2011 10:33 PM

Lightroom: Change to crop tool behavior when changing aspect ratio

When I have a crop already selected in the crop & straighten tool, I find it unexpected that when I change the aspect ratio, the crop changes to centered but maximally-expanded. It would seem more natural to me to relate the new cropping to the existing one, eg. by keeping the same center point or the same lower-left point, etc. Of course the boundary cases where the new selection runs into the edge of the image would have to be handled, but when I eg. have original (3x2) selected but want to recrop for an 8x10 print, I want the selected region to pretty much stay the same, which is more difficult to get right when I have to start from scratch instead of making minor adjustments.

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946 Messages

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13.8K Points

9 years ago

Absolutely agree. This is a big pain.

4.5K Messages

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76.3K Points

9 years ago

Amen...

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404 Points

9 years ago

Duh...

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894 Points

8 years ago

Agreed. Very annoying.

Rob Cole has made a new plugin which does this, but in a rather cumbersome way caused by limitations in the Lightroom API:
http://www.robcole.com/Rob/ProductsAn...

Let us hope for native implementation of this functionality so we don't have to use workarounds.

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414 Points

8 years ago

Good idea. This has caught me off guard many times.

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278 Points

8 years ago

This current behavior is so painful it has forced me to use the tool in a completely different, and less efficient way. (unlock aspect ratio, drag an edge, watch the display of aspect ratio switch from "Custom" to the desired ratio, relock. It works but what a pain!

Please fix this.