Lightroom Crop Lock does not hold aspect ratio when resized

Participant ,
Jan 10, 2021 Jan 10, 2021

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I have 200 images.  The first image is cropped to a custom aspect ratio and locked.  The crop is then synced to all other images.  All good so far.

But when I open any other image in edit mode, and attempt to change the size of the crop (eg. by dragging a side), the crop ratio immediately changes and the custom crop is lost.  This is very frustrating problem as I am unable to apply a custom aspect ratio and make size adjustments.  Is this normal in LR?

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New Here , Sep 17, 2021 Sep 17, 2021

To resolve this exact problem, I just restarted Lightroom.  Afterwards, I got the expected locked ratio after syncing a bunch of photos. 

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Jan 10, 2021 Jan 10, 2021

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You have clicked on the lock icon to unlock the aspect ratio?

 

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Jan 19, 2021 Jan 19, 2021

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That was not the issue.  Sorry.

 

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Jan 19, 2021 Jan 19, 2021

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The LOCK is to lock the crop to the selected aspect ratio during cropping.  If you UNLOCK then you can do a free form crop.  Its not for locking the aspect ratio from photo to photo.

When you select a different photo, the aspect ratio is set to whatever it was before you selected it, not the last aspect ratio of the crop tool.

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New Here ,
Aug 30, 2021 Aug 30, 2021

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Did you ever get this resolved? I am having the same issue and I think most people trying to help don't really understand the problem. Mine seems to work part of the time and then randomly while adjusting my crop which is locked in 4x5 ratio just out of the blue becomes unlocked. Then the only way to fix it is to go click on the lock button again to make sure I am still in 4x5 ratio.

 

Anyone have a suggestion?

 

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Sep 17, 2021 Sep 17, 2021

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To resolve this exact problem, I just restarted Lightroom.  Afterwards, I got the expected locked ratio after syncing a bunch of photos. 

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Aug 21, 2022 Aug 21, 2022

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A year later, I'm still struggling with this. Has anyone had any success with this issue yet?

 

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Community Expert ,
Aug 21, 2022 Aug 21, 2022

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Please indicate the version number of the Lightroom application you are presently using and also for your Operating System. There have been lots of changes over the past year.

 

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.6.8,; LrC 11.5, Lr 5.5, Ps 23.5.1, ACR 14.5,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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