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P: Allow Crop Settings in Presets

LEGEND ,
Apr 26, 2011 Apr 26, 2011

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I would love to be able to set "crop" presets. I am a notoriously crooked shooter, and if I could have a preset that corrected my natural tendency for crooked images it would be awesome!

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 26, 2011 Apr 26, 2011

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You can currently sync (Develop Module) only a "Straighten Angle" from one photo to many photos. Admittedly it is not as easy as clicking on a preset but it will get the job done for many photos.

Is your rotation consistent enough to correct across many images?

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LEGEND ,
May 20, 2011 May 20, 2011

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How about a "match rotation" feature, kinda-like "match total exposures"(?) - obviously it would only work for pictures of the same thing...

Could be "match vertical crop, and/or horizontal crop, and/or rotation", since hand-held shots are likely to bob up & down, and side-to-side as well as changing rotation - hmmm... Maybe like auto-alignment for the purpose of HDR, except not necessarily for HDR...(?)

I voted for this FR/Idea since whether or not auto-alignment gets implemented, there would still be some value in being able to set crop (and rotate) settings in presets.

********* Addendum *********
Crop settings are among the few develop settings missing in the SDK - hopefully this will be rectified in tandem.
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Jun 30, 2011 Jun 30, 2011

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It would be great if Lightroom allowed me to include a crop in develop presets. I always crop my verticals and I waste a lot of time in front of clients cropping images.

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Explorer ,
Jul 20, 2011 Jul 20, 2011

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I make a lot of 4x5s and it takes way to long. This would help out. Better yet, a keyboard shortcut.

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Enthusiast ,
Jul 20, 2011 Jul 20, 2011

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There are several ways to crop many images at once today (I counted 7) . Partly prompted by several posts in this forum, I wrote a synopsis of these in a blog article last month. http://holycrop.wordpress.com/2011/07...

Perhaps one of these methods would work for you, tonguetwister?

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Explorer ,
Jul 20, 2011 Jul 20, 2011

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Hey Rikk, Thanks for the link. I am familiar with most of these methods, unfortunately they do not help me much in my day to day workflow. When I'm editing a wedding for example, I'm converting some images to 4x5, but not all. They are randomly scattered throughout the shoot so any of the batch options don't work well. Being able to simply press a custom keyboard shortcut and have a 4x5 (or 5x7, etc.) would be the ultimate solution and save me s lot of time.

Or even two presses. how about pressing "R" (or "C" would make more sense) to open the crop dialog, then press "F1" for a 4x5, "F2" for a 5x7, etc. These shortcuts would only be available when the crop dialog is open. However, one key press would be better.

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Enthusiast ,
Jul 20, 2011 Jul 20, 2011

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I guess the question I would ask is how are you determining which to crop? One at a time or selecting a group?

In my world, I have created a custom keyword set for the various print aspect ratios that can be applied via the number pad (Alt/Opt 1, 2,) etc. These keywords are 2x3, 4x5, 5x7, 11x14. Then I have a custom filter that finds all keyworded as 4x5.

Filter
Select All
Library - QD Panel -Crop Ratio - 4x5
Tweak crop as necessary

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Explorer ,
Jul 21, 2011 Jul 21, 2011

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That's a pretty clever method. I crop many of my vertical images, but not all. And I crop some of my horizontal images but not most. It all comes down to the individual shot and what looks best so we're not talking about a batch action.

I guess what I really want is a keyboard shortcut, not a preset so I'm probably in the wrong thread.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 11, 2011 Dec 11, 2011

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I really need to be able to add a custom crop to Lightroom's develop presets so that I apply it on import.

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Explorer ,
Dec 11, 2011 Dec 11, 2011

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Unfortunately, it doesn't seem possible to save Crop or Aspect Ratio settings as a preset in Lightroom. Please add such a feature.

It seems somewhat inconsistent that the Synchronize dialogue offers this option, but the Preset dialogue doesn't.

My reasons are the following: I have a DSLR with a 3:2 aspect ratio and a Micro-Four-Thirds camera as a compact point and shoot. The latter has an aspect ratio of 4:3. Since I prefer 3:2, I set my camera to that aspect ratio and I would like to have the possibility to automatically crop my RAW files to that aspect ratio. Furthermore, it would be handy for me to have a 1:1 preset from time to time.

It's just a bit annoying to have to work with the Synchronize tool every time I import new RAW files from my MFT camera.

So, please add the option for Crop/Aspect ratio in the Preset dialogue as it already is in the Snychronize dialogue.

Cheers,

Timo

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Explorer ,
Dec 16, 2011 Dec 16, 2011

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In ACR it would be nice to have the possibility of saving custom crop-settings. Just like the tool preset in PS.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 16, 2011 Dec 16, 2011

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Ok. So apparently you can't make a crop or spot removal preset in Lightroom? Why is that? 😄 You can synchronize but can't make a preset.....What, Why?

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LEGEND ,
Jan 19, 2012 Jan 19, 2012

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Still unimplemented @Lr4b.

Adobe: please implement this for Lr4-final, and *please* don't forget to support it for SDK/plugin presets too.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 06, 2012 Mar 06, 2012

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Does anyone know if LR4 has this? I didn't find it yet 😞 Really wish they would have added this...important to my workflow when shooting events and printing 5x7...my fullframe jpgs need to be cropped as they import so I can see exactly what they look like with my print template...bummer!

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LEGEND ,
Apr 15, 2012 Apr 15, 2012

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As far as I can tell, no, it hasn't been added to LR4. Unbelievable. Even the most basic of image editing applications allows users to save crop presets, but not Adobe Photoshop Lightroom ("Adobe" and "Photoshop" added for irony 🙂 I even went looking in the presets folder hoping that there might be some XML file that I could hack to add (and desirably remove) crop presets, but no such luck.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 15, 2012 Apr 15, 2012

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Hard to understand why this omission, and so many others things like it, persist for so long...

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New Here ,
May 23, 2012 May 23, 2012

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It would be nice if we can save a preset that can crop an images. This way we can have presets that adjust the color of the image and crop all at the same time.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 04, 2012 Jul 04, 2012

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XmpCrop supports crop presets:

http://www.robcole.com/Rob/ProductsAn...

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New Here ,
Feb 15, 2013 Feb 15, 2013

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I use Nikon DLSR BUT I always frame my pictures in 6x7 ratio (I have line inside my viewfinder)
why can I import my pictures with the preset i've chosen but not with the right frame
simple no ?

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LEGEND ,
Jun 22, 2013 Jun 22, 2013

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Still unimplemented @LR5.0.

Adobe: develop presets should support crop settings (and orientation too, and if there's anything else missing I've forgotten about - that too...).

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New Here ,
Jun 22, 2013 Jun 22, 2013

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It seems like such a simple thing to implement.

I don't know why this is being left out.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 02, 2014 Nov 02, 2014

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Adobe, can you please implement this already?

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Contributor ,
Feb 25, 2015 Feb 25, 2015

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I only came to this problem by accident I'd forgotten to change the setting on an X100t when taking off its screw on 50mm lens, so when I corrected the images in lightroom via the Distortion tool (which can be a preset!) I then wanted to apply a standard crop to all these images to crop out the "Pincushion" effect I'd created.

In short, it would be really helpful to have full control to make a preset from any particular command in Lightroom, but yes a crop preset would indeed be really helpful.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 28, 2015 Nov 28, 2015

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Allowing Crop presets in Presets as well as in SDK can help me automate many tedious everyday tasks, thanks!

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LEGEND ,
Nov 28, 2015 Nov 28, 2015

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Can't understand why Adobe keeps ignoring to add this basic functionality.

I desperately need to have the ability to include crop settings in develop presets.

My work requires me to have my photos at a particular aspect ratio and I shoot accordingly.

But Adobe is busy taking away and dumbing down features instead... just to add them back later.

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