Lightroom: Can I set a default Crop Ratio?

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Lightroom 4.3, is there any way to set a Default crop ratio, so that when I press the R key it will crop to my favorite (most used) crop ratio? I have set up a custom one, but it's really a PAIN, having to select the custom crop for each and every photo. (wedding shooter) I don't want to use the sync feature. I just want the crop ratio to default to a custom one.
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No, but you can come pretty close. Go to Grid view and select all the photos. Your Quick Develop panel might be collapsed so click the disclosure triangle (marked 1) to show the Crop Ratios (marked 2) and then select your chosen ratio. Then when you go through in Develop, it'll already have that crop ratio applied and you can tweak to taste. Just be careful not include any photos you've already cropped, as it'll reset them.
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Sorted of works. When you are shooting tethered syncing doesn't apply the crop to new photos being captured.
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When shooting Tethered. Crop the first image to the default aspect ratio. Then, set the Develop Settings pulldown in the Tether dialog to "Same as Previous". It will honor that setting for the duration of the shoot.