How to Change the Crop Orientation in Adobe Lightroom

October 20th, 2011 by John Batdorff

Here’s a quick video on how to change the orientation of your crop in Adobe Lightroom with only a few clicks of the mouse.

How to Change the Crop Orientation in Adobe Lightroom Video Transcript

Hey, everyone. John Batdorff here, and today I’m going to show you how to change orientation of your crop from Landscape to Portrait or vice versa. So first click on your image and then go over your Crop Overlay, that’s this box right here. You can click on the box or simply press the letter R on the keyboard.That’s going to activate the crop overlay.  Now, to change the orientation in this case from Landscape to a Portrait you’re going to hit the letter X. If we want to go back to the Landscape, just hit the letter X again.

So basically this just the letter X cycle through the orientation. So I’m going to go to portrait. Now, if I like this I can move it around but I’m going to settle in right here and if I’m happy with this, I can either click on the box again or hit the letter R. And there we have it. So I hope that was helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at Thank you.

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