How to Crop and Straighten Photos in Lightroom 5


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Cropping and straightening

There are many reasons to crop a photo. Maybe you want to remove some distracting content around the edges or maybe you just want to improve the composition. Or maybe you need a photo to be in a particular aspect ratio because you need a print of a certain size that also has that same proportion. In any of those cases, you can access the Crop tool either by pressing the R key on the keyboard. Or by going over to the Toolbar under the Histogram and clicking the Crop Overlay icon in that toolbar. That opens the Crop and Straighten panel. Now to start cropping a photo, I'll just come in and click on any of its edges or any of its corners, and drag.

And by default, that makes the crop bounding box smaller in the same proportions as the height and width of the original photo. If I want to be able to drag these edges independently of one another, I'll come back to the Crop and Straighten panel, and I'll click this lock to unlock it. And now, I can drag any of the edge...

Cropping and straightening
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Cropping and straightening provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Up and Running with Lightroom 5

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Photography
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Lightroom
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