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41 Messages

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1.9K Points

Mon, Apr 4, 2011 12:23 AM

Lightroom Classic: Ability to name custom crops and have more than 5

I would like to be able to name custom crops in Lightroom. Saving them as ratios is great but one step further would be the ability to give them a relative name for certain projects or uses.Perhaps also not limit me to 5 custom ratios.

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13 Messages

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412 Points

9 years ago

I like this idea David!

My only concern with letting the number of custom crops grow is the issue we have with presets. If LR gets a better way to present presets in drop downs like this then I'm on board for removing the 5 custom limit as well.

4.5K Messages

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76.3K Points

9 years ago

Names would be a nice touch. And >5 too... (nesting and/or scroll for everything...)

29 Messages

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1.3K Points

9 years ago

A bigger issue than naming and number is the fact that you simply can't delete them. Custom Crop got a minimum dusting, and it needs a little polish! I'd like a larger number, I'd like to see 16x9 and 4X3 in the default crops, and the ability to delete them. Names would be the cherry on top.

4 Messages

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148 Points

9 years ago

I like this idea!

Maybe it would be possible to have the same mechanism for the crop ratios as with the metadata presets or filenaming presets, where one can add/modify/delete them!

3 Messages

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148 Points

9 years ago

Very much needed indeed. I have many clients that request different ratio's than the standard ones. To be able to save / edit those would a great timesaver!

3 Messages

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158 Points

9 years ago

The case is clear and easy , simply the possibility to save numerous custom crop presets in Lightroom, that's what computers are for , remember simple number things , so we can use them quickly

Paul V.

3 Messages

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148 Points

9 years ago

It has always struck me as being odd that in all other dropdown menu's in LR you have the option to save it as a named preset. The Crop dropdown is the one strangely missing out on this functionality.

Please!

2 Messages

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100 Points

8 years ago

i have been using Lightroom since it was first released. to be able to set as many custom crop presets as i want and name them on my terms (just like any other preset) has been my number one request for Lightroom. i have so many different outputs that it's more work to keep re-entering a specific crop ratio when i need it. especially since it's usually pixel-based, so i have to work out what the crop would be in inches. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make crop ratios an option for future releases!

4.5K Messages

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76.3K Points

8 years ago

The workaround for the time being, since croppage is not savable in presets either, is to maintain a set of images whose sole purpose in life is to house crop settings. Then when you want to apply a custom crop, just select the corresponding image, and copy it's settings to the clipboard, then paste on desired image(s). Klunky * kludgy, but in case it's better than nothing...

Bonus Idea:
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Somebody could write a plugin to assign crop "presets", e.g.:
1. save metadata
2. modify crop setting in xmp (exiftool can do this)
3. read metadata

Note: 1 & 3 are not supported by the current SDK (3.0) but can be done with a trick. And anyway this too is a kindy iffy way of doing it...

PS - I doubt I'll be writing such a plugin in the near future, unless Adobe adds better support to SDK(4).

Rob

3 Messages

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158 Points

8 years ago

we are still waiting for good custom crop settings in Lightroom, I know use Photo Mechanic to select my photo's en to crop them with pre -defined ( and saved!) aspect ratio's , after that I import them into Lightroom and th e crops are there as well ...

3 Messages

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148 Points

8 years ago

Let's get this small but much needed feature into LR 4.4!

Or in LR5 early next year :)

4.5K Messages

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76.3K Points

8 years ago

Consider XmpCrop - it's a bit klunky, but gets the job done.

200 Messages

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3.1K Points

8 years ago

Have you considered saving snapshot with these relative names?

7 Messages

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130 Points

Yeah

248 Messages

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4.1K Points

8 years ago

This would be a very nice improvement.

7 Messages

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130 Points

sure 

27 Messages

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362 Points

8 years ago

Very much needed here. For my purposes the current defaults are useless and just get in the way. Except 1x1.

Named presets, and more than five, soon please.

BTW - thanks for a great product!