I've been using Lightroom to crop pictures to be square. I'm doing this in the obvious way: in "Develop", click the Crop overlay, lock the padlock, and set the aspect ratio to "1x1".

This works, in that the resulting pictures do indeed "look square". However, when I actually checked the dimensions of one of the pictures I exported, its exact pixel dimensions were 1679x1676.

Is "looks square" the best that Lightroom can do? Or is there some way I can get the width and height to be exactly the same number of pixels?


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This bug has been fixed from version 5.3 onward.

You can download the latest Windows version here.

You can download the latest Mac version here.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Do you have a link to a changelog for 5.3? It would be good to have an official statement that the bug has been fixed. \$\endgroup\$ Aug 12, 2014 at 8:30
  • \$\begingroup\$ Here is the changelog. However, it doesn't mention this bug... \$\endgroup\$ Aug 12, 2014 at 10:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ Hmmm... I'm using version 5.5 (mac). \$\endgroup\$
    – user31708
    Aug 13, 2014 at 7:16

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