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41 Messages

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1.9K Points

Mon, Apr 4, 2011 12:23 AM

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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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4 Messages

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132 Points

8 years ago

Yes, please, I need this. Already started another topic before I noticed this.

Deleting custom presets might not be possible, because even if only one or two images use it, they probably reference it on database and removing a custom crop ratio would require checking the database and rules to deal with any occurence of that specific crop. Of course it could automatically revert back to original crop, but everyone would want to know, how many images in database are affected before doing it...

42 Messages

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802 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Crop presets.

I need to crop and export in many different ratios and dimensions. I would like to

(a) create a structured list of many new crop ratios and name, e.g. Client A > Product thumb

(b) Be able to crop, resize to a set dimension and export in one action

13 Messages

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252 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LIGHTROOM Cropping Presets Request Feature.

Lightroom is strong on the ability to make presets for almost every function in the program. It does not, however, have one for cropping aspect ratios. Lightroom only keeps five custom ones at a time, and not necessarily the ones you would prefer to be kept.

It would be great to be able to keep and name a whole slew of cropping presets. For example, for a Facebook banner, I might name it FB Banner 851x315. As it is, I have to pretend I am going to export, pretend I am going to rename that export preset so I can view the dimensions, then cancel the export, head back into Develop module to determine the appropriate aspect ratio.

I have a plethora of presets for many features in Lightroom. To not have this in the Cropping tool is frustrating.

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252 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Need for Presets for Lightroom Crop Tool.

I Love Lightroom and have used it since it first came out. The ability fo make presets is wonderful, but where that falls down is in the cropping tool. Lightroom will only keep a very few Custom presets. I, for one, would like the limitless list of presets that we have with other Lightroom functions. As it is, I have to pretend I am exporting an image, right click to see what the dimensions/proportions of the export, then cancel and plug those dimensions into the crop tool.

11 Messages

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274 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Delete and/or edit custom aspect ratios in Develop Module.

It seems that it would be good to be able to delete and/or edit custom aspect ratios in the Develop Module (under cropping tool). Just in case other people like me made a mistake entering a ratio and now it's unusable :) And, I think but am not sure, that the list is limited to 5 custom ratios. Maybe 10 would be better and more than enough.
It seems like a simple enough piece of code to write for the developers :)

Thanks
Andrew

42 Messages

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802 Points

5 years ago

Is it not sad that users have been requesting the simple addition of "more and named crop presets" since LR1.

I have to create many different sized images for multiple client web sites and have to keep a written list of these so that I can retype the ratios in every time I want to create an image that needs a considered crop.

It would be great to be able to select a preset folder name, eg Client A, and then choose the crop ratio for "web page X thumb" and "web page X large" etc.

Although I still have to repeat this exercise for the export module (which then also resizes it) but at least that has presets.

Being able to generate the crop and the export in one action, without needing to create an interim virtual copy, would also be an enormous time saver.

27 Messages

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362 Points

5 years ago

Hmmm - This really would be a very helpful addition.

I've lost all hope that it will ever be implemented... :-(

4 Messages

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132 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Add custom naming to Lightroom custom crop ratios.

I have many different print products available and each one requires a little different crop. So I have plenty custom crop ratios added. WHY I cannot name them according to purpose. So many times I have had to calculate the ratio only to find that it is already on my list. So please add this simple thing.

And before anyone says I can adjust the cell size while printing, I cannot. I can't move the picture inside cell to adjust for cropping while on print module. It always zoom from center.

9 Messages

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214 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Naming custom aspect ratios.

Lightroom: it would be great to be able to assign names to the custom crop aspect ratios in the Development Module. For example, instead of "2.176 x 1" I could name it "Facebook banner."

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11.3K Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Editing the custom cropping ratios.

Hi,

In LR, there's absolutely no possibility to edit the custom cropping
ratios. Which is already a problem that should have been fixed since a
long time. Now let's assume that the stacking mechanism managing these
custom ratios (5 entries max and first in first out management) is
corrupted and stuck. What can you do ? If you are a user with no
database management skills, nothing. Period.

Strangely enough, these settings are not stored in the preference file where they
could be manually edited but in the catalog, a SQLite database. If you
can deal with an SQLite management tool, you will be able to fix the
problem. The relevant information can be found in the table named Adobe_variablesTable, entry named Adobe_customCropAspects.

Maybe it's time for Adobe to make this feature more usable ?

 

--
Patrick
www.ppphoto.fr
Hamburg ist der wahre Grund warum
Kompassnadeln nach Norden zeigen.

11 Messages

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286 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Sticky custom aspect ratios.

The last five custom aspect ratios are listed when cropping, but these drop off the bottom of the list when a new one is created. It would be great to be able to save particular frequently used aspect ratios and name them.

27 Messages

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362 Points

4 years ago

Six years ago this was first suggested. Six years :-(

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794 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How to delete custom crop settings in Lightroom CC?.

In Develop mode using the crop tool, you can create new aspects ratios:
Is there any way to delete or rename them?

Champion

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5.3K Messages

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95.4K Points

Unfortunately not.

596 Messages

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11.3K Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Custom crop ratio list not editable.

Hi,

I posted a message about this issue one year ago and the discussion was closed despite the number of "me too". Don't know why. Anyway, I'm somewhat stubborn...

In LR, there's absolutely no possibility to edit the custom cropping ratios. Which is already a problem that should have been fixed since a long time. Now let's assume that the stacking mechanism managing these custom ratios (5 entries max and first in first out management) is corrupted and stuck. What can you do ? If you are a user with no database management skills, nothing. Period.

Strangely enough, these settings are not stored in the preference file where they could at least be manually edited but in the catalog, a SQLite database. If you can deal with an SQLite management tool, you will be able to fix the problem. The relevant information can be found in the table named Adobe_variablesTable, entry named Adobe_customCropAspects.

Maybe it's time for Adobe to make this feature more usable ?

 

--
Patrick
www.ppphoto.fr
Hamburg ist der wahre Grund warum
Kompassnadeln nach Norden zeigen.

7 Messages

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180 Points

3 years ago

To add yet another frustration:
I cannot enter a portrait ratio 3x4 - it will immediately revert it back to 4x3. Very irritating and annoying. I am paying money every month, but then Adobe forces me to use other programs for as simple a task as cropping out a portrait size.

42 Messages

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802 Points

Hi Steff, if you select the crop tool and click X it flip flops the dimensions around between landscape and portrait, so select 4x3 then press X

7 Messages

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180 Points

Thank you so much,
For some reason I had become stuck on achieving  it with a custom preset, probably because I was preoccupied with other preset issues.