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How do I set a custom aspect ratio?

New Here ,
Nov 18, 2017 Nov 18, 2017

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I'm new to Lightroom and I want to set a custom aspect ratio. I see that I can do it manually, by specifying 'custom' in the crop window, but I want to use an exact width to height ratio. My friend tells me this is easy in Classic Lightroom, because there are fields to enter the ratio, but I don't see any in the 'all new' Lightroom.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021
Have you not seen the updates to v4.3? https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-cc/using/whats-new/2021-3.html#crop And do you know that 6x4 is the same as 3x2? (and 12x8, 24x16,etc) And keyboard [X] rotates the crop aspect Horizontal<>Vertical   3x2<>2x3.

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New Crop options in the June 2021 v4.3 Update- https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-cc/using/whats-new/2021-3.html#crop

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 18, 2017 Nov 18, 2017

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My suggestion is to wait until they hopefully "enhance" the crop tool sometime in the future. The custom setting simply allows you to move the crop area around and resize it on the image area right now. There isn't a way provided to specify a definite numeric ratio. If you want all the benefits available in Classic then use Classic. It's a much more powerful and friendly tool right now.

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New Here ,
Nov 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019

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Dear Jim

 

It's 2 years later now, right, and this function is still not available. Do you know any more about enhancing the crop tool? To my mind, this is an absolut basic function - especially because the drop down choice is not veery big.

I am using Lightroom Cloud V 3.0 on Windows 10.

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New Here ,
Jul 08, 2020 Jul 08, 2020

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I completely agree.  The fact that there is no way to get a set landscape ratio - 2x1 or 3x1 - is absolutely horrendous! At least put more presets in!!!!!  It would take your engineers 5 mintues to code in.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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YES!!! It's 2021 now and THEY STILL CAN'T DO THIS... easiest function to add ever. So many clients request 4x6 prints and I can't make sure they're cropped that way because of this absurdly hamstrung crop tool outdone by free programs.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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Have you not seen the updates to v4.3?

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-cc/using/whats-new/2021-3.html#crop

2021-06-11 10_13_20-New and enhanced features _ June 2021 release of Lightroom — Mozilla Firefox.jpg

And do you know that 6x4 is the same as 3x2? (and 12x8, 24x16,etc)

And keyboard [X] rotates the crop aspect Horizontal<>Vertical   3x2<>2x3.

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.0.1, Photoshop 23.0.2, Lightroom 5.0, Bridge 12.0, Windows-10.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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Yeah, the 6x4/3x2 was a major brain fart on my part haha... but I have run into many other instances where I needed a precise, custom ratio. And thank you, I did just upgrade to 4.3 -- Adobe has finally heeded this feature request after 4 years of people complaining.

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New Here ,
Jul 20, 2020 Jul 20, 2020

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It's so ridiculous. I'm a pro photographer and I have to open Photoshop just because Lightroom doesn't have this custom crop (type-in ratio) feature...

In today's landscape, people use different types of displays...in order to make professional wallpapers, you'll need to be able to type in the crop number.
The monitor I'm using right now, for example, uses 2560x1080, which is 21x9, which is not included in the preset. And if I just hit "custom crop" I'll have to eyeball it. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 20, 2020 Jul 20, 2020

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I am NOT a professional photographer, far from it. But as I look at where Lightroom is headed and compare it with Lightroom Classic I kind of consider Lightroom as a "Lightroom lite". It seems to me that it has been designed more for a different type of user, one who wants to quickly share images on social media, and who isn't concerned about printing images, but wants a few decent editing tools. If someone is really serious about photography, from my perspective it seems only logical they would want to use Lightroom Classic. Disagree as you will. That's just the way I look at the two different versions of Lightroom.

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New Here ,
Jul 20, 2020 Jul 20, 2020

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Cropping to more than a few arbitrary presets is hardly a professional or even a prosumer feature....come on...

 

Given the limited cross-talk between applications it's not acceptable.

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New Here ,
Oct 31, 2020 Oct 31, 2020

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I came across this discussion as I have recently migrated from lightroom 6. How is this function still not available? I'd agree with the suggestion to use lightroom lite if that software was available in all plans. 

Has anyone found an easy way to do this?

The way I am looking to do it is use previous files and copy/paste the crop setting. Really not ideal considering the montly cost of the plans....

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New Here ,
Dec 08, 2020 Dec 08, 2020

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This is so crazy! why  wouldn't they just include this simple but yet  effective feature. 

even the latest ACR allows you input custom aspect ratio. 

 

I'm still sticking with Bridge > ACR for the time being 

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New Here ,
Feb 13, 2021 Feb 13, 2021

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Cropping to a specific aspect ratio is a critical feature for a photo editing software. It's unacceptable that Adobe hasn't fixed this and so many basic features in lightroom, especially after causing so much pain in migrating from LR classic years ago with the promise of making it better. Fix it and charge more, or unbundle this product. Don't withhold obvious and easy features.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 14, 2021 Feb 14, 2021

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If you have a feature request, then best submit it on the forum provided by Adobe for features and bugs https://feedback.photoshop.com/topics/lightroom-desktop-cloudbased/5f5f2093785c1f1e6cc40874 

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Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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New Crop options in the June 2021 v4.3 Update-

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-cc/using/whats-new/2021-3.html#crop

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.0.1, Photoshop 23.0.2, Lightroom 5.0, Bridge 12.0, Windows-10.

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