Lightroom: Crop Tool Suggestion - percent of original size

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Hi, I would like to share and idea for the crop tool in Lightroom.
I would like to be able to type in a certain percentage of the original image size, and/or original pixel resolution. Lets say I would like my image to be cropped to 50% of the original size, I would type in "50%" or say from 6000 pixels to 3000 pixels.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration

Benjamin
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Can you explain why you want this Benjamin? The general workflow for LR is to crop visually to what you want and then define the pixel size during export.
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Yes, a very good point...I thought of this myself. However, I really don't like cropping my images more than 50% for print reasons, and it would be nice to have that reference there. I have the option to shoot in DX crop mode with my cameras, but sometimes I find that fast moving wildlife will sometime get out of my view, so I choose to do the cropping after-the-fact.

Just thought it might be a nice feature to have once in a while :)

Benjamin
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You can include the crop dimensions in pixels in the info display. Use Ctrl J to open the view options and select cropped dimensions.
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Interesting... Thanks for that bit of information!