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Hi gang – it’s Tuesday and time for Benjamin Warde’s “Lightroom Coffee Break” and this one is on using two features together to make cropping just so awesome (a perfect follow-up to my cropping tips post last week). Hope you found that helpful. 🙂 Have a great Tuesday everybody, and check back tomorrow for another […]

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The Joy and Wonder that is “Lights Out” Cropping





Good Monday everybody, and here’s one that might have gone unnoticed (Adobe actually started letting the public test this last year) — it’s called “Suggested Crop” and here’s how Adobe describes it: “Adds options to experiment with different crops based off a new image aesthetics and compositional analysis technology.” In short, I think that means “A robot can […]

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Have Lightroom Suggest a Crop Automatically




When using the Upright modes to correct perspective in Lightroom, the resulting image is often cropped in order to avoid displaying blank areas around the edges. To help retain necessary information from the  original image that would otherwise be cropped use the Scale, X Offset, or Y Offset slider in the Transform panel to reposition the […]

Revealing Cropped Areas in Lightroom


Hi Gang, and happy Friday! Last week when I posted here about my new Lightroom CC Killer Tips online class, one of my readers, Stephanie Bunhc, asked “Can you create presets for cropping?” The answer is: “…you sure can!” Here’s how: STEP ONE: Open an image, and then click on the Crop Tool (BTW: one […]

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Reader Question: Can You Create Presets for Cropping?


Hi gang, and happy Friday. I’ve had a number of questions about this, so I thought I’d cover it briefly here on the blog — it’s the difference between the Auto Crop feature and the new Boundary Warp feature when you’re stitching a pano using Lightroom’s Panorama Merge. Above: Here’s the original pano, unretouched or […]

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Panos in Lightroom: Auto Crop vs. Boundary Warp




The crop tool can completely change your photo and make dynamic and spectacular!

Here is a photo that was taken on a boat so it is hard to get the right composition.

So I am going to go to the crop tool, if you press O you will see different rules to crop your photo, I usually use the rule of third:

I always straighten my horizontal line with the angle tool:

Then I just play around with the rule of third to decide what I want more, the sky or the water:

Here is the result once retouched, it was overexposed so I don’t get a lot of colors in the sky:

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How to use the crop tool in Lightroom