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Auto Crop Pictures | A Quick New Way To Straighten & Crop Your Pictures

By Trevor Dayley on August 12th 2015

My Second Favorite Lightroom CC Tool

In order to save time during post-production, it’s important to optimize your workflow by knowing as many shortcuts and tools as possible. In the previous video, I showed off my favorite new tool in Lightroom CC: The Dehaze Slider. In this second video, I’ll show you my second favorite tool: the auto straightening tool.

Auto Crop Pictures | A Quick New Way To Straighten & Crop Your Pictures

Tip: Pressing “R” Is A Shortcut To The Crop Tool

A new tool in Lightroom CC is the auto crop tool found in the crop & straighten tab. The quickest way to get there is by pressing the keyboard shortcut: “R.”

I took this whimsical picture shown above when I was walking through Venice, Italy. I press R to get to the crop tool, click “auto,” and Lightroom CC automatically straightens the picture.


I hope you guys enjoyed this quick tutorial on the auto crop & straighten tool. Stay tuned for my third and next video, where I show you my third favorite tool in Lightroom CC. If you’re interested in learning more shortcuts and tools, please subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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Trevor Dayley is a full-time wedding photographer based out of Arizona. He has six kids and has been married for 15 years. When he is not shooting weddings, he loves helping the photo industry. He has written hundreds of articles and shared countless tutorials. In 2014, he was named one of the Top 30 Most Influential Photographers in the Industry and one of the Top 100 Wedding Photographers by BrandSmash.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Tom Viturino

    It would be spectacular to create a shortcut for it not?

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  2. Rob Jorg

    i feel that i should move away from lightroom in favor of C1

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  3. Mena Effat

    I can’t seem to find the “auto” button. I use Lightroom 5.7.1

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