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John Rodriguez

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Is there a way to stretch images in Lightroom?
« on: August 30, 2013, 05:36:57 PM »

Over the last few months I've started to stretch my images prior to printing so that all of my prints come out with uniform image areas, no matter how I cropped them.  This makes it really easy to re-use mats, everything gets printed to one of 3 ratios. However, I'd prefer to be able to do this on the fly when printing my master file from Lightroom, rather then storing extra files for printing from PS.  The problem is I can't find any way to do this in Lightroom, it appears to be crop only.  Am I missing something?
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Re: Is there a way to stretch images in Lightroom?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2013, 05:42:28 PM »

Could you use the aspect slider under lens corrections?
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Re: Is there a way to stretch images in Lightroom?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2013, 05:43:38 PM »

In Print, set the cell size in Layout so it matches your mat. Then in Image Settings, tick Zoom to Fill. You can then drag the image around the frame.

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Re: Is there a way to stretch images in Lightroom?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2013, 05:46:31 PM »

Could you use the aspect slider under lens corrections?

I don't see one in LR4.  However, I need to be able to enter in the exact ratio.
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Re: Is there a way to stretch images in Lightroom?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2013, 05:47:33 PM »

In Print, set the cell size in Layout so it matches your mat. Then in Image Settings, tick Zoom to Fill. You can then drag the image around the frame.

Unfortunately that just effectively crops the image, it doesn't stretch it.
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Re: Is there a way to stretch images in Lightroom?
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2013, 06:00:10 PM »

OK, I misunderstood. If you really want to stretch the image, there's no way in LR.

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Re: Is there a way to stretch images in Lightroom?
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2013, 08:03:39 PM »

I don't see one in LR4.  However, I need to be able to enter in the exact ratio.

Ah, it is in LR5 and you cannot enter a ratio.
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