Lightroom: Symmetry Overlay & Fix Screen Mode reset

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Two lightroom feature requests.

1. It would be great to have a 'symmetry' assistant or guide in the crop or lens correction menu. Ideally these would be vertical and horizontal lines that are perfectly central and could be toggled on or off similar to the thirds grid in the crop tool.
This would allow the horizontal and vertical centre of the photo to be easily seen, as well as the exact middle. This would greatly help in obtaining perfect symmetry in images.

2. Could you please fix the Screen Mode reset that occurs when an image is viewed full screen. What I mean by this, is that many people like to work in lightroom in a Screen mode other than 'Normal'. I work in 'Full Screen with Menu Bar' mode. When I enter full screen to view a photo, and then exit full screen, Lightroom resets back to 'Normal' Screen mode. I have to then go through the menu and select 'Full Screen with Menu bar again'.
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# 1 Have you tried View>Overlay>Guides? It allows you to place a horizontal and vertical guide on your image. By default they intersect at the center. They will remain in place for Lens Corrections but not Crop which already has an active overlay.

http://holycrop.wordpress.com/2013/04...

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Hi and thanks for the reply. The overlay is great, however as you mentioned it doesn't work in the crop tool which is where it would be most useful in my opinion.

The existing crop grid overlay is useful, but as it lacks the horizontal and vertical centre lines, it doesn't provide the same functionality.
I will split this up into individual posts as you mentioned.

Many thanks,

Justin.
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If you cycle through the Crop Overlays [ O ] key, the Architectural Grid appears to always maintain a symmetry line both horizontal and vertical. The Crop Handles help tell you which one it is.