When I attempt to move the grid to compose, LR removes the grid and zooms to 100%. This used to work well. I have used LR for years and not seen this issue. Is something new, or what?
I read though the description in the link, and I am confused. When I get to the step that says to select a different catalogue, what catalogue should I select?
Several times there is a warning that photos might be lost, so I am not sure I wan to do this.
Don't worry. That warning is needlessly confusing and alarming. You won't lose your catalog or your pictures if you reset the preferences. All you may have to do (but normally that is not needed) is tell Lightroom where your current catalog is, hence the advice to write that down.
I did it!
This is much better. I notice that when I click in the crop box wth the the small hand as the tool,it zooms in, which is probably how it is desgined.The edges work as expected.
Many other details changed as well, so I wonder if my LR was getting updated.
Thank you to all
It seems my LR is back to producing a high level of frustration for me. I need to edit several thousand images. Every image needs to be cropped. Every time I touch the crop frame with my mouse, the crop frame vanishes and the image zooms in. After more attemps it will adjust the crop, this process is needed for each side. What used o take me 15 seconds now takes a minute. With thousands of images to edit, this is not acceptable.
I am ready to abandon LR for something that works for what I need. It was fine, not any longer. I looked a luminar, and it seems fine for working on a few imags, but not for thousands. What is available to replace LR?
"...when I click in the crop box wth the the small hand..."
I think you may be clicking the cursor in the Navigator Preview panel!- Do not do this. It will apply the Crop (if one has been made) and 'zoom' to the crop border.
Do all crop adjustments in the main window and then click on [Done] on the Tool Bar, or click the Crop Tool again to close the crop function. Keyboard [R] will also toggle the Crop Tool on/off.
I am in the Develope module. I do not use the Navigator window. Never saw a purpose it. I use the main window, loupe view.
It does not do this every time, which make me think that I am doing something wrong, compuers are consistent. I worked through several images with no issues, then it zooms in on the next one I work on.
I cannot replicate your problem. The only time that I see the 'Hand' icon (with Crop Tool active) is when the cursor is within the boundaries of the Crop Box. Holding the left-mouse button clenchs the fist and allows the image to drag behind the crop box.
If you have multiple images you want to Crop exactly the same- Select all the images, switch 'on' AutoSync, do the Crop. (Remember to switch AutoSync 'off'!)
If you 'draw freehand' a crop on one photo on the Filmstrip, then just mouse-click on the next Filmstrip image, the Crop tool remains active for another freehand Crop. Set the 'Aspect Ratio' and Lock the padlock if you want the same 'Ratio' crop on every image.