LIGHTROOM - Time to add dimensions when cropping

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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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  • Tired of LR increasing workload when this can be avoided.

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THOMAS INGENPASS

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The system ist perfect like it is. You have only to understand it. You crop not in absolute sizes you do it by dimension. So you are shure that your picture is not loosing pixels. If you need it for print LR crop it for example for 300 dpi in the print modus you find the setting. If you want to have your picture in a special size LR do it for you in the Export dialogue. This is the only way to make shure that your pictures stay as big as possible.
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True, but working with different cameras and sensors that produce different dimensions, w x h, there needs a screen indicator to tell me what the current dimension is.

This is especially needed when working with web images which can be heavily cropped. Usually get these in various sizes. Need to know the size so I know how much I safely enlarge, should I need to print that particular image.   

The software needs to work for us, not against us nor increase work.
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If Lightroom really wants to make my day... add Photoshop Adjustments :)
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Paul Plak

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use View - Loupe Info - Show Info overlay - and check Info 1. Done. The WxH values are updated after you select a new crop.
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Still you find the solution in the export dialog. During work in LR it does ́t matter how big or small a picture is you working hopefully with Raw or DNG. Only when you export the picture for using it in an other application or what ever than there is the point depending from dimension you need  a resolution. 
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As @Paul suggested.
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Again going to Loop view is another step. When working with large amount of images, speed saves time. If this was listed with the image info, would be s great plus. A separate module, say actual image size. If you know the image size, you know how much you can scale and export.
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The approach to focus on Aspect Ratio is not as much as a concern when you work with images with various sizes or working with images with various crops or various cameras that provide various sizes. The concern is image dimensions. LR needs to step back and reassess its approach to photography in the digital world. The current approach worked well when camera sensors were standard. Now we are working with mobile, DX, FX and all their sensor sizes and resolutions.

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