Quick Tip: How to Make a Rounded Corners Border in Lightroom

Here is a great time saving trick to use in Lightroom if you love the look of rounded corners for your photographs. 

Go to POST CROP.  Then change settings to:

Amount = +100

Midpoint = 0

Roundness = -100

Feather = 0

The results are shown here.  Play around with the midpoint and roundness to change the look.



Here is result changing Roundness to -79.  Have fun rounding your corners too!!! 


Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions

Jodi Friedman is the founder of MCP Actions. She designs popular Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets that make editing faster, easier and more fun.

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  1. 1

    Thanks for this tip. You always give great tips. I am excited to try this.

  2. 2
    Elaine says:

    Thank you so much for this tip!! How very simple. Love it!

  3. 3
    Tina Harden says:

    Great tip Jodi!

  4. 4
    Ange says:

    Awesome tip thanks Jodi!

  5. 5
    Christina says:

    Wow you are amazing!!! thanks so much for all the wonderful tips.

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    johnna says:

    NICE. thanks.

  7. 7
    Christina says:

    Sweet Tip and so easy!!! Can’t wait to try! Thanks!

  8. 8
    Katie says:

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!!!

  9. 9
    Penny says:

    Brilliant! I love rounded corners sometimes, and this is so darn easy when compared to Photoshop method.

  10. 10

    Thanks so much! Never thought of this – you are so smart!

  11. 11
    Casey Cooper says:

    Love it! Keep the lightroom tutorials coming!

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  13. 13

    You are brilliant! That is so cool. I wish the background was black. My BG is black on my blog. That is so neat though!

  14. 14
    Michelle H says:

    Thanks Jodi! Can you make rounded corners in PS CS4?

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    beechlights says:

    @michelle chandler – you can make the background black, just put the amount slider at -100 instead of 100.

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    noelle says:

    so, i was looking forward to putting this to use – but then i noticed that i do not have the “post crop” in my vignettes location like you show on this link. am i missing something?? help!

    • 16.1
      admin says:

      Do you have LR 1 or 2? I use 2. I use to have 1 but it is no longer on my computer – so I cannot tell if it would work on that.

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    beechlights says:

    There’s no post-crop vignette in LR 1.

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    Terrance says:

    Can you define the color of the edges, other than black or white?

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    DK says:

    Yes, wondering if I can make the corners transparent so I can overlap photos in a collage. Is this possible in Lightroom 3?

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    Kath says:

    Thanks so much for this quick tip!

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    Angela Boone says:

    Is there a way to make this kind of template in the print module vs. doing it to each photo in develop?

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