Lightroom/Photoshop: New crop overlay: Centered Square

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I'd like to see a new crop overlay to help with layout on Instagram. Instagram's grid shows square thumbnails cropped from landscape and portrait images. A cropping overlay that displays a square the full length of the shortest side of a rectangle would be very helpful.
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You can already crop square by selecting the 1x1 ratio. And you can change the overlay in the Options Bar as well. Maybe I'm not understanding the request. If you're talking about LR, you can also choose a 1x1 ratio that centers from the develop module.
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Sorry if I wasn't clear.. I'm talking about overlay. I'd like to be able to choose any crop ratio (particularly 4x5) and see a crop overlay of a centered square that extends to max dimensions. Some of the different overlays currently include a centered square by chance but they are small squares and I'm looking for a square that extends from side to side. It's quite common for websites to generate thumbnails by cropping images square and this could be useful for a various applications.
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I don't want the crop to be square 1x1... just the overlay
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If you crop at a 1x1 you can see the overlay and get an idea how it will look can't you? You don't have to crop it though.
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great!... there are all sorts of work arounds i could do, and I do them all the time, but i want to be more efficient and that's why I made the feature request.
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SOLUTION FOR LIGHTROOM:  Tools >> Crop Overlay Guide >>> Choose Aspect Ratios... uncheck all boxes except 1x1... BOOM, love it! 
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now I wish I could hide overlays I don't use from the overlay cycle ̄\_(ツ)_/ ̄