Lightroom Classic: Guided Transform Alternate Path Creation

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I use the Guided Transform tool everyday to correct verticals/horizontals for Architectural photos. The tool can be somewhat slow to use and hard to accurately add the guide lines slowing down my workflow. 

I would like to suggest adding an alternate method for creating the "guide line" for this tool utilizing "points." Instead of clicking and dragging to create the line, the user would be able to click to establish the first point and then click a second time which would create the guide line between these points. Each pair of 2 points would establish a new guide line. I believe this would significantly speed up the process of adding the guides for this type of work.
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Adam Cameron

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Rikk Flohr, Champion

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I use the lines more than the end points.  It would complete fail for me.
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Stefan Klein

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IMO the guides in Lightroom are slow and "jerky" and thus hard to use.
In ACR, however, they are fast and smooth, just no comparison. So I have to use ACR instead of LR whenever I need guides.
In ACR you also can use ALT to slow down guides movement. This doesn ́t work right at all in Lightroom.
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Cletus Lee

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I use the guides to align straight edges.  All I need are the end points. The lines themselves appear to be formed as tangents to some invisible bezier curve.    the end points are all that is required and clicking on the desired end point is a lot easier than dragging a distracting whipsawing line to define the second end point.   I think Stefan has an excellent suggestion for a LR improvement.    If you will note that before LR6(?), the endpoints were chosen at the scale of the image.  Since LR6, there is a Zoom window to better control the precision of the end points.  With the current "click and drag" method you need to keep dragging or the end point gets chosen accidentally wherever you happens to lift you mouse finger.   This make using a touchpad (Mac) or tablet particularly tedious.