Lightroom 6.1.1: The Crop Overlay option is inaccurate

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because the image can't be seen enlarged when cropped or rotated and borders can't be set accurately. After pressing the button the image comes back to the initial size.
Moreover display of xy numbers would be useful.
And maybe possibility of changing the grid spacing/frequency and it's color from white to black or another.
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Posted 3 years ago

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Which Adobe product are you using?
Which version?
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Lightroom 6.1.1
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Maybe I'm not understanding your problem completely. But you can change your file info settings (the information that displays along with your image) so that it displays the pixel dimensions. And if the image is cropped you will see the cropped dimensions.
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Yes, there are two data displayed in the file info:
- Dimensions
- Cropped (dimensions)
So numbers are displayed. But they are not editable. After clicking them, Lightroom switches to Develop - Crop & Straighten.
But most important is the size of image being cropped - it can't be enlarged. And as consequence details along borders are faintly visible.
In Photoshop Elements the image can be enlarged after applying the Rectangular Marquee tool and it's border can be set even with accuracy of one single pixel.
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Since LR adjustments are all non-destructive, you change pixel dimensions by exporting a copy and specifying the size you want.
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Someone moved this thread from ideas to problems, what is mistake, because crop overlay option works correctly but could be developed to be more accurate.