Lightroom Classic: Crop tool - display the cropped size

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Hi,Currently, when using the crop tool in Lightroom, absolutely no information about the current (cropped) size of the image is displayed (unless I missed something). Which is very surprising for a cropping tool. Paradoxically, the cropped size of the image is only available in the Library module, in the Metadata panel.Having this information handy while cropping would be very useful in many cases, however.Anyone supporting this idea?
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If you toggle with the [ I ] key (Info) it will take you through two sets of information and then back to blank. In View>View Options s>Loupe View you can specify Cropped Dimensions as one of the pieces of information.
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That's good, and I have that set. The problem is it doesn't show the information while you are cropping. You have to let go of the tool and then look at the information. Then, if it isn't what you wanted, you have to crop again, and again, and again...... I shoot a lot of sports, which means the framing of a shot is iffy, at best. When cropping, to allow 8x10 prints at 300dpi it would be good to be able to crop close to, or exactly to, 3000 pixels on the long edge. What I do now is crop to what I think is 3000, let go of the tool. See that it is 3246 on the long edge. Crop again. See that it's 2921. Crop again. See that it's 3009. Give up and accept that number.

Another way of accomplishing this would be to allow exact pixel crops instead of only proportions or aspect ratios.
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The Any Crop plugin shows the current dimensions (in pixels, inches, or centimeters) while you are cropping.  It also lets you create presets to crop at an exact pixel size.

It's not nearly as convenient as having that functionality built-in, but it gets the job while waiting for Adobe to implement it.
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Thanks. I may check that out. It's a shame it requires a plugin to do this.
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I can kind of understand what you are asking but I'm thinking that if I was in your situation I would be cropping the image for maximising the visual impact of the subject and then setting Lightroom to resize the image to 3000px on the long edge when exporting or publishing!!! Tick the "Don't Enlarge" option so that small images don't get pixelated

As I understand it Lightroom really doesn't care about image pixels until an image is exported or published. Until then it has a raw file and a set of instructions which detail the edits you want to apply such as exposure, clarity etc and crop aspect ratio. All those instructions are only applied when Lightroom creates a jpeg or tiff during an export/publish.
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I knew I was missing something, thanks. However, I'd prefer to have this info in real-time in the Crop panel.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Recadrer en respectant une taille d'image.

Est-il possible  d'afficher les dimensions de l'image recardée directement dans le module développement afin de suivre le recadrage de l'image en déplaçant les curseurs?
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Google translation: "Is it possible to display the dimensions of the image recieving directly in the development module in order to follow the cropping of the image by moving the sliders?"
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I would like to see this too, so why is this idea of a real-time crop pixel dimension marked as 'Implemented' when it is clearly not?
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The original request was to display the cropped dimensions of the image in Develop. This information is available in the Metadata panel of Library as the original poster points out.  The functionality to show the cropped pixel dimension is available in Develop via the Info display as discussed above.  

A real-time, as-you-move-the-crop-handles, interactive crop is something different and would require a separate feature request.  
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The original poster, Patrick, had a follow up comment that makes me think he wanted to see it while the crop tool is actually being used. I took his original post to mean that as well. His follow up is “I knew I was missing something, thanks. However, I'd prefer to have this info in real-time in the Crop panel..”
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> The original poster, Patrick, had a follow up comment that makes me think he wanted to see it while the crop tool is actually being used. I took his original post to mean that as well.

Your statement  is correct, Tony. I don't see the need to start another thread just to request the same thing.

Actually, since in most cases we need to have this information in real time because we want to adjust the dimensions (in pixels, of course) to a specific value, this feature should work in both directions. The Crop Tool panel should have 2 fields for height and width. These fields would be updated in real time when using the crop handles and reversely, the cropping frame should be adjusted to the dimensions entered in these fields (and we could as usual position the image in the frame as is already possible with the hand tool).
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Hello, personally I between the dimensions (px, mm, or x: y) in the open field by clicking on report L/H custom and then move the frame on the image, if not enough or too big, I resize by pressing Option (mac) key while moving a corner of the frame.

We must understand that in LR Classic given the dimensions when exporting the image since the export menu and not on the RAW developing, it doesn't make sense! Like di above, click on I to display the dimensions of the image in pixels. LR Classic for anything to work properly under resizing.