Cropping and straightening


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Cropping and straightening

When you crop a photo, you're defining a crop boundary and Lightroom hides the parts of the photo that fall outside of that boundary. There are a couple of reasons to crop: to remove unwanted content at the edges of a photo, to improve the overall composition of a scene, to change the aspect ratio, perhaps to fit a print into a physical frame, or maybe you need to straighten a photo. In any event, when you crop and straighten, you'll go into a special mode called Crop Overlay mode. If you're working in the Develop module, you can enter that mode by going to the Develop Tools panel and clicking the first icon there, the Crop Overlay button.

If you're working in another module, you can get directly into Crop Overlay mode by pressing the R key on your keyboard. In Crop Overlay mode, you'll see this dropdown panel with Crop & Straighten tools and options, and there will be this border around the photo in the main window. To size the crop border, I'll move my mouse...

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 3

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