Lightroom Classic: Ability to change transform\aspect ratio AFTER rotation

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the aspect option in the transform section in Lightroom can often help stretching images to get correct depiction of an object (or get special effects).

unfortunately the option changes the aspect ratio of the image BEFORE ROTATING.

So if you first align your picture and then want to change the aspect ratio along the cropped borders, you will get completely unusable distortion
(see first line: left...original image, center...image after alignment, right...image after aspect transform)


Wheras when you take the picture originally aligned the aspect transformation does what it should (doesn't distort diagonally in this example).

Please implement an option to chose when to apply the aspect transformation (before/after alignment(crop))




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Arnold Bartel

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Just to clarify, are you rotating using the Rotate slider (near the Aspect slider) or using the Angle slider (in Crop). There's a difference in how they work.
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Arnold Bartel

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Victoria,

I just experimented with the LR sliders to be able to answer your question:
Using the Rotate slider (near the Aspect slider) I'm not able to do this amount of rotation (I'm only able to get a maximum rotation of 10°).
But the behaviour regarding the distortion of the image is the same in both cases.
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i used the rotation functionality while cropping.
But if needed I would compare the results of the two ways of rotating.

BTW: Thanks for thinking into my issue.