Cropping with a Fixed Aspect Ratio

In Lightroom you can restrict your crops to be a specific aspect ratio, such as 5×7, 8×10, or the same aspect ratio as your original.  To do so, select the crop tool from the toolbar (R), click on the double up/down arrow next to the padlock to reveal the aspect menu, and choose your desired proportions.  [...]

2017-07-09T14:47:28-07:00 September 11th, 2009|6 Comments

Crop Tool Tip

You may have noticed that once you specify a crop in Lightroom and then try to move the crop frame, that it goes in the opposite direction from what you expect.  Instead of thinking of yourself clicking and dragging inside the crop frame  to move the crop frame, think of yourself as clicking and dragging inside [...]

2017-07-09T15:05:58-07:00 May 25th, 2009|4 Comments

Cropping Your Image for Print

Need to produce a print of a specific size, like 5"x7"?  These are most likely not the proportions of your original image, so somewhere in your workflow you will need to crop the image to these proportions. You could use the crop overlay tool in the Develop module to get the proportions and then go to [...]

2017-07-09T15:07:45-07:00 April 8th, 2009|4 Comments

Straightening Photos in Lightroom

When I don’t take the time to use a tripod, my horizons are often not straight.  Here’s an example: Crooked Horizon To fix this in Lightroom, in the Develop Module tool drawer underneath the histogram, click on the Crop Overlay tool (R).    Crop options appear beneath it, and a grid is placed over your [...]

2017-07-09T15:10:16-07:00 February 9th, 2009|8 Comments
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