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How do I set a custom aspect ratio?

New Here ,
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?

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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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How do I set a custom aspect ratio?

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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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Correct answer by JimHess | Adobe Community Professional

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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