Can't expand crop area in Lightroom

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Very often it's impossible to expand crop area. So serious issue exists for years! Approximate steps to reproduce the issue:

1. Rotate image by ~10o.
2. Crop image.
3. Move cropped area.
4. Try to expand it. Try every corner. Some corners won't work even when there is enough space for that!

Please fix the issue on the next update. It's almost impossible to work with rotation and cropping at the same time.
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Dmitry

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Posted 2 years ago

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John R. Ellis, Champion

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You've precisely identified the bug: After rotating, LR has set the internal setting CropAngle to a value less than 0.005.  The angle displays as 0.00, but the non-zero internal angle prevents you from fully adjusting the size of the crop.

Here's a screen capture illustrating the bug: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21811200/crop-bug.2017.06.30.mov. At the end, I show that the internal CropAngle value is 0.001337, which gets rounded to 0.00 in the Crop tool.

The workaround is simple, once you know it: Either double-click on the slider pointer, or click on the numeric angle and type 0 followed by return.
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Dmitry

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You should round angles less than 0.005 to 0. Also please move cropping area on expanding if user is trying to expand a corner with enough space.
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Reply to separate bug.

Please reference the new conversation here: Crop angle bug