LIGHTROOM: User Presets - Develop Preset and Crop Aspect (ratio) checkbox

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It would be great if User Presets - Save/Update Develop Preset could have Crop > Aspect (ratio) checkbox.
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Tomek Jar

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Rob Cole

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Do you mean crop dimensions, and position?

If only the aspect ratio is stored, then Lr wouldn't know how to crop when preset applied.

Or am I missing something? (do you just want the aspect ratio drop-down selection to be savable as part of the dev preset?)

PS - you may find the XmpCrop plugin useful. - find via internet search...
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Tomek Jar

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Only aspect ratio.

I want to apply user preset on selected picture/pictures - I can set WB, Exposure, Contrast etc. I can not set aspect e.g. 3 x 2.
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You can already do this via the Quick Develop
panel to many images at once.

You can also do this via the Sync dialog.

I am not sure what advantage a preset would have over these.
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Tomek Jar

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Quick Develop is useless - it do not have option aspect ratio.
Sync dialog - yes it has option aspect ratio, but I have to do it in TWO steps - why not in ONE stop? First I have to apply user preset on the first image, then I set aspect ratio, e.g. 3x2, then I have to select all CTRL+A and click SYNC... Why the life could not be a more simplier? I would like to apply user preset (with the aspect ratio) on the first image, CTRL+A and SYNC...

Advantage of adding option (checkbox) aspect ratio to the User Presets (Develop Preset) is called - cohesion.
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Yes it does have a an Aspect Ratio in the Quick Develop.

If you don't see it you may need to expand the saved preset section by clicking on the small dark triangle to the right of the pull-down.

The engineers have already advised that trying to add cropping to presets is problematic.

If you think Quick Develop is useless, you obviously are missing out on one of the most powerful sections of Lightroom.
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Tomek Jar

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You are right - there is an Aspect Ratio in the Quick Develop.

There is one result but many ways - some ways are better some worse...
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I did that once.. 21x9 for widescreen.. but I don't know how I did.. looking for a solution, want's to create a new one for postcards... and no: 5x7 is close but not exact

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