Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Cropping and straightening, part of Up and Running with Lightroom 5.
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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 edges without dragging the other edges. …
Then you'll learn key ways to manage your photos in Lightroom, from reviewing photos after a shoot to working with Smart Previews when your photos are offline. This part of the course covers making collections, adding keywords, and much more.
Next, the course introduces the Lightroom Develop module and its features for improving a photo's appearance, including adjusting tone and color, cropping and fixing perspective, converting to black and white, reducing noise, and sharpening. It explores how to make local adjustments with the Adjustment Brush, Radial Filter, Graduated Filter, and Spot Removal tools. The course ends with a look at the most commonly used Lightroom features for sharing photos: exporting, printing, and sharing online.
- Importing photos
- Viewing, sorting, and selecting photos
- Reviewing and rating photos
- Finding photos with keywords and filters
- Cropping and straightening photos
- Fixing perspective with Upright
- Adjusting color and tone
- Targeting edits with the Adjustment Brush
- Sharing photos on Facebook
- Exporting and printing photos