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P: Enable Zoom with Crop Tool

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 04, 2012 Apr 04, 2012

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This may have already been suggested, but it would be nice if the zoom feature in Lightroom 4 could be enabled while using the crop tool to make refined adjustments to the crop area. At present, there is only a clumsy work-around using the secondary display for refined crop adjustments.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 17, 2017 Jan 17, 2017

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Just as in Photoshop where you can zoom in on the image to choose exactly where you would like to crop to, I would like to see some sort of similar functionality in Lightroom. Currently, the only solution is to crop the image while viewing its entirety, which doesn't allow for much space to choose where to drag a crop frame to, especially on a smaller screen.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 18, 2017 Mar 18, 2017

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Without the possibility to zoom in It’s almost impossible not only to crop but also to straighten image precisely and this is a real must in almost every pro post-production process. Please Adobe, listen to your customers, since we are kindly asking this for years.

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Contributor ,
Jun 12, 2018 Jun 12, 2018

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Bump!!

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 12, 2018 Jun 12, 2018

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Better than a bump is to click the [Vote] at the top.  Make sure if you are following this thread that you hit the button too!
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Community Beginner ,
Jun 12, 2018 Jun 12, 2018

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Done!

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 12, 2018 Jun 12, 2018

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...and still waiting... :-((

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Explorer ,
Jun 13, 2018 Jun 13, 2018

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The app has zoom while crop... why is Adobe so reluctant to implement this in the desktop version!?

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New Here ,
Jun 13, 2018 Jun 13, 2018

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Since there is endpoint zoom when using the guided transform function, it seems possible to add this to crop/level too.

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Explorer ,
Jul 07, 2018 Jul 07, 2018

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This is a badly needed feature . I really need zoom with crop in order to do very small crops.
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LEGEND ,
Aug 08, 2018 Aug 08, 2018

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my lumix had the ability to do this in camera perhaps 12 years ago and it enables you to create better photos! please introduce. can anyone help me to find another program that does this well?

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 08, 2018 Aug 08, 2018

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Even Adobe Camera Raw can do.

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Explorer ,
Aug 08, 2018 Aug 08, 2018

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This has been asked for, in many different ways, in many different places, many different times, for many, many, many years. We want to be able to use zoom and crop at the same time, aka, zoom in - while cropping, aka, crop while zoomed in.

I recently mentioned the issue on Facebook, and the Lightroom page responded, telling me to post a feature request here. I guess they haven't seen this post from over 5 years ago.
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom_4_enable_zoom_with_crop_tool

You can zoom and crop in Camera Raw.
You can zoom and crop in the Lightroom app; tablets and phones.
But you can NOT zoom and crop in Lightroom CC; desktop software.

Here is just one example for why having this ability would be so useful in the Lightroom desktop software.



Say you have a high resolution scan/photo of a bunch of old film negatives. Light room is a great way to process them. You can apply the invert filters, adjust all the lighting, shading, turn them in to good, usable photos, very quickly, with the ability to easily go back and make adjustment at any time. Except when it comes to separating each negative into a separate image. The first part, creating multiple instances of the same image, Lightroom has you covered. "Create Virtual Copy" was practically made just for this operation! But cropping is where it falls flat and dies. Trying to do a clean, level crop, from a million miles away... it's painful, and kills off all the motivation you have for the project in an instant. ... And, just so it's noted, the 'Navigator' windows is absolutely no help for this problem.

Please, please, please, let us zoom while cropping.

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LEGEND ,
Sep 06, 2018 Sep 06, 2018

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The transform tool has a lupe tool, so you can see zoomed in where you are drawing lines for verticals and horizontals, can we please have something for the crop tool. It would be incredibly useful for cropping artwork, close to edges of unwanted items in a frame etc.
The subroutines are already in place for the transform tool, so it should not be hard to implement this as a needed update for cropping

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New Here ,
Dec 03, 2018 Dec 03, 2018

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I would love the ability to zoom and then be able to crop/straighten..

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 13, 2019 Jan 13, 2019

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Adding my voice to being able to zoom to crop (I have voted) Cropping really needs to be able to zoom into the corners of the crop so it can be set accurately. Especially when trying to match corners and edges in an image. Having to resort to photoshop and creating a psd file in the process isn't massively efficient in time or disk space 😉

This would also be useful for the level tool in the crop dialog. I really struggle to accurately drop the ends of the level tool on horizons etc when an image has to be zoomed out to "Fit".

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LEGEND ,
Aug 09, 2019 Aug 09, 2019

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Haven't managed to find anything that would suggest this feature is being looked at so adding my two cents.
Would really be a major workaround as having to continuously swap between photoshop and lightroom purely for cropping is just annoying.

For context, I am taking pictures of materials that need to be measured to a scale and then cropped to certain sizes depending on pattern repeats etc. So having a zoom/crop feature is essential, especially when trying to crop to the nearest half millimeter.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 10, 2020 Jan 10, 2020

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I support this!  Funny thing is that the Transform Guided mode already has it!

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Explorer ,
Jan 13, 2020 Jan 13, 2020

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This thread is 7 years old and Adobe hasn't done anything about it! It's a shame because it's a daily frustration for me, and the workaround with two monitors is better than nothing, but can't be done when I'm traveling with my laptop. C'mon Adobe, photographers like to precisely frame their photographs and there is just no way to do this with the current limitations of the crop tool.

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Guide ,
May 27, 2020 May 27, 2020

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This is nuts! Why can't we zoom in while cropping? Why do we need to inform Adobe that this is an essential tool for almost all photographers? What's the voting threshold to finally have this feature implemented?

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Guide ,
Aug 01, 2020 Aug 01, 2020

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I'm going to bump this thread once a week until the feature is implemented. This request is actually 14 years old, not 8, since the need has been there since v1.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 02, 2020 Aug 02, 2020

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Yes eartho, it's absolutely ridiculous!
Adobe is not being interested in us customers at all - shame on you, Adobe!

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Explorer ,
Aug 03, 2020 Aug 03, 2020

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hear! hear!

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 03, 2020 Aug 03, 2020

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Yes, I have also been requesting this since Lightroom 1.0! The Guided Upright Tool has a Loupe when you are moving a handle. Please at least give us that option when dragging the edge of the crop tool. Even better if we could actually stay zoomed in! It's been 14 years seriously!

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Guide ,
Aug 11, 2020 Aug 11, 2020

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Time for the weekly bump of this thread. For some strange reason, we can't do any kind of precision cropping in Lightroom Classic.

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LEGEND ,
Oct 02, 2020 Oct 02, 2020

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I come from another RAW editing software, and being able to crop with precision down almost to the pixel, is one of the few features I miss most. Sounds obvious to me and I find it very strange this is not available in Lightroom

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