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How Would I Batch Crop...?

vol

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I don't even know how to...word this. I have a sequence of photos that were taken handheld. So they don't quite line up. Is there a way to crop them so that they're all aligned and centered on something (e.g., a light post) so that I can batch-crop them all at once? This would save me a huge amount of time if I could do this. Hopefully this makes sense.

Sidenote: I put in 7.3 for my version - which is what I have - and it wouldn't take it. I saw that someone else put in 7.2, so I tried that. It wouldn't take that either. I saw that someone put in 20, so I tried that. It took it. I do NOT have v20. I have v7.3. Weird.
 
I sort of found a way...probably not preferred, but it sort of works. Load into PS by File\Scripts\Load Files into Stack and selecting the "Attempt to Automatically Align Source Images."

I can then toggle visibility to the layer I want to crop it to the tightest (so that I don't over crop), select all, then crop all at once.

My only problem is exporting each layer to its own image. I don't want one, combined photo with all of these images. I want multiple images that align perfectly. Am I stuck deleting each layer, saving that image, then repeating until I'm done with all? Ugh. SURELY there's a better way!
 
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From Lightroom v7.3 you would need to Export each photo individually and 'Load into stacks' to Ps -as you mentioned.
Lightroom-Classic users have the feature to 'open' multiple selected photos to layers in one Photoshop document. [Edit in Photoshop as Layers] and Auto-align, Crop.
 
Sidenote: I put in 7.3 for my version - which is what I have - and it wouldn't take it. I saw that someone else put in 7.2, so I tried that. It wouldn't take that either. I saw that someone put in 20, so I tried that. It took it. I do NOT have v20. I have v7.3. Weird.
Thanks for the heads up, I'll fix that
 
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Thanks for the info. I was able to export to files just fine and that worked perfectly. I'll mess around with the Classic version to see if I like editing there a bit more for these burst shots. Appreciate the responses!
 
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