EOSAddict wrote in post #3149656
I tend to process, develop then crop last. So I would create a snapshot and crop that.
In2Photos wrote in post #3149859
It depends on the purpose of the crop. If I am cropping for a specific size I will most likely do a virtual copy. If the purpose of the crop is to remove something from every image (like a stray branch in a landscape scene or something) then I will crop the original.
Ok, I should have given some more information. I'm doing headshots. I've selected about 25 keepers out of 63 shots. I find that I like to have at least a working crop before I begin processing or developing in wither LR or PS. I want things to flow and be as simple as possible and I like to be able to have, at any time, a reference to the original shot, just as if I was in PS and first duplicated the layer before doing any editing. I played around a bit and found that making virtual copies and them marking them as 'flag as pick' lets me filter and view only my picks, or I can turn off the flag filter and then see the whole folder of originals and virtual copies, and can compare thumb previews or use Compare to look at both in a larger preview.
Does this make sense or am I making extra work for myself? The snapshot works well and I can toggle between 2 versions but can't see them side by side? Can I?