CAN WE PLEASE GET A SQUARE/RECTANGLE TOOL IN LIGHTROOM????

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This is Lightroom MUST HAVE!!!  I don't understand for the life of me why it's not there yet.  ADOBE - Are you listening??? We need a square/rectangle tool in Lightoom!!!   You have given us a circle and paintbrush - how about something that has 4 corners???  PLEASE!! For God's sake - there are 1000's of Real Estate Photogs that work in square and rectangular spaces ALL THE TIME - like windows!  WE NEED THIS!!  I asked last year....STILL ASKING.  PLEASE!!!  
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A square or rectangular tool to do what? As an adjustment brush shape? In the spot removal tool? The engineers will need to know what you're trying to accomplish before they can consider viability.
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As Victoria, not sure quite what you want to do.  Crop tool can be customised to any rectangular ratio from square to the thinnest of 'letter boxes' - that seems to cover what you want to achieve.
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To do the same work that I do inside the circle - aka the "radial filter".  I deal with square spaces all the time and I may need to adjust what I see in the window.
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Steve - Yes,  you can do that -  but I need to be able to grab any corner and adjust it as needed.  All my rectangles won't be exact rectangle spaces as I may shoot from an angle.  Correct me if I am wrong, but you can't grab just one corner of the crop tool and just grab it and move it wherever you want can you??  Plus going in and out of crop is just a pain.  Just seems like there should be a "rectangle filter" still.  We have a circle, a brush, a "four corner filter" would be very nice to just grab onto and start working in that space.  
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You can grab any corner and pull the frame in or out as you wish - effect depends on whether you have the ratio locked or not (the padlock symbol).  Once you have the frame size you want, you can move the image underneath it if need be.
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I'm sorry, but that won't help. First of all, you can only change the aspect ratio this way. You can't change the crop overlay shape from a rectangle into a shape that fits a window that was shot under an angle (keystoning). And secondly I don't understand how the crop tool could be used as an alternative for a "rectangular radial filter" anyway. These are two totally unrelated tools!

The only option right now is to use the Adjustment Brush, and use Auto Mask to stay within the boundaries of the window. If you need to brush everything but the window (like with the radial filter where you can adjust everything outside the radial area), you can do this as well. First brush the entire image with the biggest brush possible (and with Auto Mask turned off), then switch to the eraser, turn on Auto Mask and brush away the inside part of the window(s).
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Patrick, I'm going to vote for this too but maybe alter your request to say "square filter".  So basically a square version of the radial filter right? I believe this was requested before so your request may well be merged. 
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Jerry - the more I think about it, maybe square or rectangular is even a bad term. I think it would be nice to have something where we could actually select how many corner points we need - maybe sometime I may need 5 or 6 vs just 4. And I need to be able to grab any of these points and move them independently of the others. So I am not sure what the best term would be to call it. Cause I'm truth, it would probably rarely be a perfect square or rectangle.
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It sounds like what you're actually looking for is the equivalent of the polygonal lasso tool in Photoshop. 

Can you share a few examples (images) of scenarios that you'd need it, just in case there's an even better way of solving it?

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