Non-destructive crop

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What do you think about a non-destructive crop tool? Like the iphone crop, after you crop the image once, you can re-crop your composition without undoing back to the original. I for one think that would give people more freedom to re-frame their shots.
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Which product are you requesting this for?
Photoshop and Lightroom can already do that (and have for many years).
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Great! Now all I have to figure out is how to do that :))
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Which product are you requesting this for?

In Lightroom, it's always non destructive.
In Photoshop, the crop defaults to non-destructive (preserves layer data outside the document bounds), but you can make it destructive by checking the "delete cropped pixels" checkbox in the crop tool options. If you rotate the document while cropping, then Photoshop will be destructive because it has to do the rotation. Of course, you could use a smart object, then it's always non destructive.