Lightroom: Add "fixed height or width" resize option for exporting.

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Add a "fixed height or width" resize option in the Lightroom export options. This would allow me to bypass Photoshop a great deal more.

e.g. the ability to keep aspect ratio, but resize all images to, say, 720 px tall (regardless of aspect ratio/initial crop). Photoshop has this feature--I'm just asking if Lightroom could get it, too. This helps users who want to view their pictures on any kind of digital display avoid any quality-decreasing scaling, after export.
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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Courtenary, if I'm reading you correctly, that's already possible.

Scroll to the end of this really old blog post: http://www.lightroomqueen.com/2007/11... and you can see what Lightroom's different sizing options offer. The Width & Height option works like Fit Image in Photoshop, fitting within a bounding box, so you could set to 720 high and X (i.e. a big number) wide to get all of your images to the right size.
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In fact, you don't need to make up a big number. Just leave the other box empty.
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Ahhh!!! Thanks so much!

Court
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Excellent, any time!
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Please also add this feature to the Web module. Currently web module only supports a single value. So if I enter 800 then both height and width will have a maximum of 800. This looks strange when you have pics in landscape mode and portrait mode. The portrait mode of 800 looks much larger than the 800 in landscape mode. In other words I want to limit both width and height independently when uploading pics using the Web module.