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Exporting square-fit photos for website

New Here ,
Jul 24, 2020

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I need to edit my product photos (some portrait, some landscape orientation), and then export them all to fit in a square box for my website without cropping.

On my phone, I use an app called Squarefit to do the same thing but for instagram etc. Is there a way to do this easily in Lightroom? If I could set it up to export all photos this way (and orient them properly in the square automatically) it would be a dream. It's a level 5 pain in the ass to have to transfer photos to my phone to use Squarefit, then back to my computer to upload to the website haha. Thanks in advance for any help.

Here is an example of this I found on the internet. Notice the white bars on the top and bottom that make it a square; this is what I'm looking for. 

 

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Exporting square-fit photos for website

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I need to edit my product photos (some portrait, some landscape orientation), and then export them all to fit in a square box for my website without cropping.

On my phone, I use an app called Squarefit to do the same thing but for instagram etc. Is there a way to do this easily in Lightroom? If I could set it up to export all photos this way (and orient them properly in the square automatically) it would be a dream. It's a level 5 pain in the ass to have to transfer photos to my phone to use Squarefit, then back to my computer to upload to the website haha. Thanks in advance for any help.

Here is an example of this I found on the internet. Notice the white bars on the top and bottom that make it a square; this is what I'm looking for. 

 

example.png

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Jul 25, 2020

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That is not an option in Lightroom.

-- Johan W. Elzenga, http://www.johanfoto.com

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Jul 25, 2020

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Thanks. This is unfortunate. I'll probably just have to work around it by downloading an app to my ipad and working from there. Thanks.

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Jul 25, 2020

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You could make a virtual copy of the image, then crop that to a 1:1 ratio. That way you do not crop the original.

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Jul 25, 2020

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Thanks! Unfortunately with long dresses, etc (in a very cramped little closet studio) I need the full length of the image to work with. 

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Jul 25, 2020

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Lightroom (and Lightroom-Classic) basically being 'raw' rendering programs, they cannot add pixels to increase canvas size.

As you know you can do this on your phone, but if working with Lightroom v3.3 on a PC or Mac you could use many other (pixel based) photo editors to increase the Canvas size.

Photoshop, or freeware like XnView can do what you want by Exporting a file from Lr then editing for the canvas size..

https://www.xnview.com/en/

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Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 9.4, Lightroom 3.4, Photoshop 2020 (21.2.1), Nikon DSLR, Windows-10.

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