When ever you go into crop mode in Lightroom, you get lines, that , by default, line up to the rule of thirds – looking like this
Did you know, that you can change these lines to fit your cropping needs?
Well – and this may not come to a surprise for you, hence this article – you really can!
When you are in crop mode i Lightroom (press R in the develop module)
Now press the letter O (NOT zero!) on the keyboard, and you can now cycle through variations of cropping guide lines.
Look at all these marvellous variations. But let's not stop there – it's Christmas, so I'll give you one more thing.
On some of these variations – like the Golden Spiral and Diagonals – you have the option to "rotate" the guides.
You do this by pressing Shift + O (still NOT zero). The Golden Spiral for one, has 4 variations, and can really come in handy on some images. And so does some of the others. I have yet to find use for the grid (last image) ... but some day, I might see the light.
Hope you liked this little tip
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