Lightroom: Ability to Increase photo canvas

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In Photoshop, you can easily add additional space to an image by dragging the crop rectangle outside the current canvas. This would be really useful in Lightroom when some additional space is needed to get the right crop (very common in particular when doing photo books). Some options for handling the fill is all that would be needed.
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Frank Elston

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LR Mogrify 2 as a plug-in (via http://www.photographers-toolbox.com/) allows you to enlarge the canvas in very flexible ways (e.g. change canvas enlargement whether portrait or landscape. Free to try and offer very powerful addition to exporting
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It's better than nothing Frank, but expanding during export is definitely a poor substitute, for instance that does not allow you to use other features like vignettes on the entire canvas area.
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It's convoluted but possible to re-import the extended image and modify that with LR's tools.
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For me it is far less work to send the file from Lightroom to PS, do the canvas extension - with the vast array of options and filling and have it automatically return to Lightroom than it would be to use Mogrify.
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Agreed Rikk. Mostly I'm wanting this feature for situations where I don't need anything more than a solid color fill and it's really overkill to have to open PS just to add that. Having this feature (along with the ability to set a transparent background color) would save me a lot of extra time in my post processing.
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Definitely voting for this one :-). As Spot removal tool became more powerful, you easily can clone background over the enlarged area... unfortunately, you can't enlarge the area.. SO FAR, right Adobe? :-)