Lightroom: Show pixel dimensions of crop when using Crop tool

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When cropping using the rectangular crop tool, the pixel size of the area being cropped should be shown. right now, the only way to find it is to include the crop data in the print custom fileds, and go to print, and read the pint image. (Sigh)
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Hamish Niven

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No need to sigh





You can see the crop size in Develop (or grid mode) if you set the options in View/ View Options and set
one of the overlay to show the crop dimensions, then you can see the crop.
It actually works with the cropping tool, so if you resize the crop area, the crop dimensions change without
you having to accept (done) the crop..... VERY NICE!
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Hamish, many thanks.. I may simply have been looking in the wrong part of the screen.. It is fine, but would be better if it was displayed alongside the cursor.. What do you think?

Karl
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Hamish Niven

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pound a flesh Karl!



Most definitely not, far too often there is too much data obscuring the image, sometimes I think the cropping tool gets in the way with the image.

I wish you could zoom into 100% to place the crop EXACTLY where I want, rather than working on full screen view, but that is another issue.



The rational for keeping absolute data obscured or away from the image is that all the work on LR is non desctructive, so until you export, the crop dimensions are almost irrelevent. A cropping ratio is more important IMHO.
However, many people like to see what there crop is, and that makes sense as if you crop too small, then any prints could be compromised.

I work by cropping the image to how I want it to look. I've never used the cropping with the numbers information displayed to work with before, it was an exercise to see if it actually worked when I showed you.

BTW, pressing I will turn on and off the information displayed, in case it suddenly disappears
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LIGHTROOM - Time to add dimensions when cropping.

Its time for LR to add dimensions ( 'w x h' and/or ruler) when cropping the image. Only way to figure out the file size that I can figure out is to edit in Photoshop.  Been working with production and export and LR needs to reduce the time to review an image to determine what other people or I have done. This is critical to figure out print size.

In a past thread, i asked about stating the actual Aspect Ratio versus using the default "Original" because managing files with various ARs and they all read "Original" — It's time to show what I select.

Lastly, AR needs to be included in the copy/paste function.
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I am trying to edit photos for Kindle. The recommended lower end dimensions  are 1920x1200. I'd love to be able to simply have that as a preset and then move the selection around my image to get the best possible composition without losing detail. I know Lightroom will deal well with images that are too large (but the correct aspect ratio) but too small is an issue. Having a fixed size option or dimensions shown in real time on the screen would be very helpful.
Sincerely,
Greg
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The Any Crop plugin lets you define a crop preset with an exact pixel size.