(The Lightroom video tutorial in this post is just under the introductory text below. The working files for this Lightroom video tutorial can be found just above the video.)

The Lightroom 3 Cropping Tool is so powerful that you are not going to want to crop your images in any other application. In fact, I often find myself creating and importing small catalogs strictly for cropping my images.

This Lightroom video tutorial is designed to teach you how to crop an image in Lightroom, as well as to help you understand and master Lightroom 3’s Cropping Tool along with all of its features.

So, sit back, grab your favorite exercise files (and drink) and enjoy!

Exercise File Download Links:

Note: These images have been provided to the SLR Lounge users curteousy of Lin and Jirsa Photography for educational purposes only. They may not be used in any other manner outside of these SLR Lounge learning videos without the express written consent of Lin and Jirsa Photography. Thank you.

Full RAW Exercise Files (265MB) – For faster connections. The full RAW files will allow you to follow the tutorials while achieving the exact same results as shown.
JPEG Exercise Files (24MB) – For slower connections. The JPEG files will allow you to follow the tutorials, although the results may vary due to not having the image details of the full RAW file.

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