Lr crops image when rotating

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willdoak

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I took a photograph of a quilt that hangs by one corner, not one side. I took the shot of the quilt with the sides parallel to the sides of the viewfinder, with the idea that I would rotate it into the right position (one corner at the top). However, when I rotated it, Lr cropped the image to fit within the original aspect ratio. In other words, I couldn't include anything that wasn't in the image.

I went to Photoshop, enlarged the canvas, and made the rotation. Is there any way to do this in Lr?

Cheers,

Will
 

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Will,

In a word, sort of!

Before you start your crop, go to the Manual tab of the Lens Corrections panel and reduce the Scale slider. This effectively expands your canvas by shrinking the image.

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Almost got there

Great suggestion! I almost got there with this image. If I made the quilt a smaller part of the overall image, I think the scale/crop trick would work.

almost made it.jpg

Cheers,

Will
 
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Just as an aside and realizing you can't go back in time. Rotate your camera in the field during capture to maximize those megapixels. Cameras can capture at angles other than portrait and landscape...
 
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