6 Replies Latest reply on Feb 3, 2015 7:15 AM by Modesto Vega

    Crop tool Aspect Ratios

    Modesto Vega Level 1

      I have question regarding the Aspect Ratios of the crop overlay tool. Lr comes with a number of crop aspect ratios - for example 5x7, 16x9 and 16X10; where 5 and 16 apply to the width, and 7, 9 and 10 apply to the height. There does not seem to be a way of creating customer aspect ratios like 7x5, 9x16 or 10x16. If i try creating 9x16 Lr, says it 16x9 and does nothing.

       

      Is this by design? Am I missing something?

        • 1. Re: Crop tool Aspect Ratios
          dj_paige Level 9

          Select 16x9, then press X

          • 2. Re: Crop tool Aspect Ratios
            Modesto Vega Level 1

            You are right, has it always been there? With always I mean version 4 and 5.

             

            Just one more question about this: why do 4x3, 16x9 and 16x10, default to 1024 x 768 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels and 1280 x 800 pixels? I have enough pixels to do a 16x9 crop with 6016x3384 pixels.

            • 3. Re: Crop tool Aspect Ratios
              dj_paige Level 9

              You are right, has it always been there? With always I mean version 4 and 5.

              Yes, I'm pretty sure this was added in LR4

               

              Just one more question about this: why do 4x3, 16x9 and 16x10, default to 1024 x 768 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels and 1280 x 800 pixels? I have enough pixels to do a 16x9 crop with 6016x3384 pixels.

              I am skeptical of this statement. When you select 4x3, this means a 4x3 aspect ratio, and not a specific number of pixels

              • 4. Re: Crop tool Aspect Ratios
                Modesto Vega Level 1

                dj_paige wrote:

                Just one more question about this: why do 4x3, 16x9 and 16x10, default to 1024 x 768 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels and 1280 x 800 pixels? I have enough pixels to do a 16x9 crop with 6016x3384 pixels.

                I am skeptical of this statement. When you select 4x3, this means a 4x3 aspect ratio, and not a specific number of pixels

                Fully agree with you but this how my crop aspect ratios look like; I can assure you that if select 16x9 it automatically defaults to 1920 to 1080 pixels. I am assuming that the custom ratios are below "Enter Custom ...".

                CropAspectRatios.jpg

                • 5. Re: Crop tool Aspect Ratios
                  RikkFlohr Adobe Community Professional

                  I can assure you it does not. The 1920x1080 is an example of a pixel count on screen that corresponds to 16x9. It is a hint for those who do not know what ratio to choose to match the particular screen for which they are outputting.  If you invoke the 16x9 ratio it does not default to 1920x1080.

                  • 6. Re: Crop tool Aspect Ratios
                    Modesto Vega Level 1

                    I can assure you something is/was going on my system. But I cannot replicate it, I suspect I have just discovered an undocumented feature of Lr (possibly a bug).

                     

                    When I replied to @dj_paige, the crop tool had a default of something that looked like 1920x1080 on a 6016x4016 photograph. I then did a 16x9 crop at 6016x3384, which I think it is the maximum 16x9 crop for those dimensions, now the crop tool remembers that setting for my next crop. Furthermore I if try to do the same with a much smaller file, 6 megapixels, it now gives the maximum 16x9 crop for the that file.

                     

                    I can assure you none of this was happening before I did the 6016x3384 crop on the 6016x4016 file. But you don't have to believe me.