Idea: Please allow Crop Ratio as an option in Develop/Import presets.

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Mods, please don't roll this into another thread. I know it's been posted before - by me and others - but it needs to be read and understood by Adobe. 

Adobe, could we please have a Crop Ratio checkbox when saving Develop/Import presets - soon.

Crop Ratio can be applied across a selection in the Library module so I don't understand why we are forbidden from saving that one step and applying it during import. It makes no sense!

My camera shoots 5:4 but my market demands 4:3. Please save me time and allow me to make that little bit more money from my struggling business by allowing me to automate this step.
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Posted 3 years ago

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You don't mention which camera you're using, but as a quick solution, just double check whether your camera will allow you to set the 4:3 ratio in-camera, because as long as it's been released in the last few years, Lightroom will respect that in-camera crop.
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Thanks for your reply Victoria. Not sure if my D750 offers such a feature but I'd be reluctant to use it for fear of uncorrectable errors. I know I can select FX or DX but, if I select DX,  the entire FX area is shown in the the viewfinder with the addition of crop lines. Too easily overlooked in the heat of battle and, by the time a mistake is noticed (at the computer), it's too late to rectify. I shoot everything FX and crop it in post where I need it.

One line I read from an Adobe rep a while back was they didn't want to offer the crop in preset as they were concerned we might make a mistake. Cropping in LR carries with it the same advantages as shooting RAW. I can always change my mind if I find I've made an error. I don't mind using auto settings to save valuable time when I know I have a fallback if they're wrong. About 80% of the time it's fine but those other 20% of shots are where "undo" is a saviour.
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Then you'll be really pleased to know, that the camera still captures the entire sensor (assuming you're shooting raw) and Lightroom just automatically sets the crop to the chosen ratio but you can go back and change it.

Unfortunately, from a quick Google, it doesn't look like your camera can do it. Sorry!
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DOH!

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