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Sun, Oct 22, 2017 12:27 AM

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Lightroom Ecosystem: Ability to create a Custom Crop Ratio preset

Where is the "Enter Custom..." option from the old Lightroom and how do we get it back (see attachments)? I like to make my photos 1080x1080 for Instagram and was able to do this in the LR Classic version.

 

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98 Points

2 years ago

+1. It's ridiculous that such a core image processing functionality was not already implemented when it was launched but even more ridiculous is the fact that 1 year later it's still not there! Come on Adobe, just 2 freaking input boxes to specify custom ratio.

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60 Points

2 years ago

please!! i truly just want to set my ratio for 5:4... PLEASEEE anyone <3

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62 Points

2 years ago

This would be great. I just found it that this feature does not exist when I went to do a 32:9 for a dual monitor export.

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82 Points

2 years ago

+1 Recently looked at making the switch to CC but this is a deal-breaker. Couldn't use this app for more than 30 minutes before running into this.

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62 Points

2 years ago

I knew CC would have some limitations, but still very surprised something so simple and useful is missing... 

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64 Points

2 years ago

+1! It would be VERY helpful.

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62 Points

2 years ago

Any idea when this will be implemented? Want to prepare my pictures for my Apple Watch, which has a weird crop factor so now I need to export everything out of Lightroom to crop it accordingly. Also have the same issue with my phone for background images and my screen (21:9) which are not supported...

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222 Points

2 years ago

It's absolutely crazy that you can't custom crop in Lightroom CC. It's the first and most basic thing that anyone working with images online needs to do. Canva does it for free. Get your act together Adobe. 

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5.9K Messages

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103.9K Points

To clarify, you can custom crop, you just can't specify its ratio. That's what this request is for.

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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222 Points

Incorrect. Custom literally means the ability to customize to your own specifications. Browsing through their limited preset ratios is not "custom."

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98 Points

Victoria, it's even worse, because it clearly means that "engine" is in place. Custom ratios can be handled. The only problem is that the way how to input those ratios is by dragging handles with mouse. All we're asking to have two simple input boxes where to specify those ratio numbers. That's it. And looking at this "problem" with eyes of full time software developer (which I am) makes me absolutely mad that we're even having and discussing "issue" like this....

Champion

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103.9K Points

If you unlock the lock, you can crop to anything you like (a custom crop). You're not restricted to the limited preset ratios. 

Don't get me wrong, I support the request for specifying custom ratios, but some people reading could misunderstand.

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

I agree with the statement that custom crop is not possible. It is almost impossible to use the handles to create a crop of a pre-determined aspect ratio. While it could technically be argued that using the handles allows a crop to be created with an aspect ratio not one of the built-in presets, it can not be consistently applied. 

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222 Points

Agreed. They don't even show you the size while you're cropping, which makes it useless. 

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118 Points

I think everyone in this thread is definitely talking about specifying custom ratios. 

Champion

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5.9K Messages

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103.9K Points

I'll update the thread title so it's completely clear

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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180 Points

I feel like we missed the mark when the first guy only wanted to make a square... But we all know what we're talking about. Owens said it best - it's the consistency we seek when delivering a certain look. The random dragging of corners should never be mentioned on this thread. It is not an alternative or substitute to the workflow we've used for years and depend on. 

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146 Points

2 years ago

Once I could use Lightroom CC (I can't do that now). Back then I had the same problem.
I have updated Windows 10, but I still can't use Lightroom CC. Adobe says I need to upgrade Windows. That's exactly what I've done.
It is impossible to get in touch with Adobe in a renewable way.
I'm considering finding another imaging program. Are there any experiences with alternatives to Adobe?

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Where's your thread about not being able to use LRCC Torben?

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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146 Points

I have no thread here. I have had a supporter from Adobe to look at my PC. He caused only a lot of problems with my PC because he wanted to reinstall Windows. I get that from Adobe that even though I have fully updated Windows 10, I have to reset my bios or something similar.

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90 Points

2 years ago

I first posted about custom cropping a long time ago knowing that custom crop is possible, but I would love to at least get an update with common cinema aspect ratios. Even better would be the ability to make a custom ratio and save it as a preset for future use. I can’t imagine that this is difficult.

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100 Points

2 years ago

I'd like to know the reason for NOT having a custom aspect ratio.  It would need to be very good. Marina 

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194 Points

That’s a good question though. Why did the LRCC team remove this particular feature when they moved from LR Classic? Do they want to urge us using more mainstream ratios?

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162 Points

2 years ago

It is truly confounding. Even from very early Photoshop days you could input custom numbers for the aspect ratio. Lightroom Classic CC lets you do it. I am using that even though Lightroom CC would be better overall for me, simply because I need to make many different SPECIFIC aspect ratios on a regular basis.

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126 Points

2 years ago

Is this topic really 2 years old.... Very disappointing the minute I hopped on Lightroom cc for the first time. Why am I going to pay a monthly subscription to the latest and greatest when something like a basic function has gone unaddressed for two years...

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82 Points

Adobe WHEN are you going to do something about listening to your customers?  WE WANT A CUSTOM RATIO cropping tool. Now, please.  Thanks. 

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4.7K Points

2 years ago

This is really terrible.I need to exact - crop photos for official IDs in 7:9 and I have to use free online Photopea tool to do this. Don't you feel embarrassed, Adobe?

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82 Points

They want you to have to keep purchasing the desktop version of Lightroom to use this feature. $10 more a month for them. Classic Adobe

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100 Points

I have the desktop version but it does not have this feature. 

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82 Points

Lightroom Classic (the desktop only version that costs an additional $10 a month)

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80 Points

2 years ago

Keeping the flame alive! Leaving out this feature is ridiculous! <mad-face>