Should I crop my photo in Lightroom or Photoshop?

Author Recent Posts Nicole BegleyNicole Begley, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, is a zoological animal trainer turned pet photographer and educator. She created Hair of the Dog in 2012 to empower pet photographers to turn their dreams into reality by helping them improve their craft and grow their pet photography business.Nicole has authored a book “Pet and Equine […]

Written By Nicole Begley

On December 19, 2017
I don't know about you, but I think it's literally impossible for me to shoot images with a straight horizon!  I swear, it's not because I'm drinking chocolate martinis prior to shooting.  😉

When you are straightening your photos in Lightroom, do you ever run into the problem that it crops in too much and starts cutting off important parts of the image?

In this 3-minute video, Heather the resident editing ninja around these parts, shows us the limitations of Lightroom's crop tool as well as how to quickly and easily jump over to Photoshop to crop the image properly.  All while magically extending the canvas and filling in the pixels with the voodoo magic of content-aware crop!




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  1. Jackie

    Brilliant! Thanks!

  2. Kathy Crispino

    Heather is just amazing! Now, if I can just remember to use this information!

  3. Philip Lord

    This is a great tutorial. Very useful indeed. Thanks

  4. Marie

    Yeah!! Love that!!!

  5. Gregg Boersma

    Great tip but I don’t see that content-aware box on my menu bar in PS….and I use PS CC…what gives?


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