Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Cropping and straightening, part of Up and Running with Lightroom 3.
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 over any of the crop boundary…
- Understanding Lightroom catalogs
- Importing photos from multiple sources
- Organizing photos with ratings, keywords, and collections
- Working with virtual copies
- Making basic corrections to photo color and tone
- Making local photo edits with the Adjustment Brush and Graduated Filter tools
- Removing spots from multiple photos at once
- Reducing digital noise and sharpening
- Cropping and straightening
- Printing and exporting edited photos
Skill Level Beginner
1. Importing Photos
2. Organizing Photos
3. Learning the Basics of the Develop Module
4. Making Basic Photo Corrections
5. Correcting Part of a Photo
6. Photo Finishing
7. Sharing Your Photos
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