One of my workshop students recently asked if there was a way to quickly crop multiple images to the same aspect ratio inside of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic. Fortunately, there is indeed an easy way to apply the same aspect ratio crop to a whole bunch of images at once in Lightroom Classic but the solution involves three poorly documented features.
You need to start in the Library Module’s Grid View in order to apply the exact same aspect ratio crop to multiple photos at once inside of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic. While in Grid View, select all of the images that you want to crop and then look for the Aspect Ratio command that is hidden inside of Lightroom Classic’s Quick Develop Panel.
Next, use the keyboard shortcut (R) to jump into Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic’s Develop Module and adjust the crop on your first image. Pressing (R) on your keyboard will automatically switch you over to the Develop Module and it will immediately launch the Crop Overlay Tool for you.
Finally, use the keyboard shortcut Command (Mac) / Control (PC) and the Right / Left Arrow keys on your keyboard to advance from image to image without closing out of the Crop Overlay Tool. This secret keystroke makes it easy to move through a line of images and to adjust the crop on each image as needed in no time!
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