Lightroom: Crop Without Restrictions

Adobe Lightroom® CC

In this lesson, learn how to crop a photo freely without restricting the crop to a ratio or specific dimensions.

To crop without restrictions:

  1. Open your photo in the Develop module.
  2. Select Crop Overlay. By default, the crop box is constrained to a specific ratio.
  3. Click the closed lock icon to open it. The crop box is now unconstrained.
  4. Click and drag a handle on the crop box. 
  5. You can also use a corner handle to rotate the crop box.
  6. Click Done to complete the crop.
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