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Why is Lightroom automatically cropping my raw files?

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Hi there! First post!

I'm finding that Lightroom CC is automatically cropping all of my raw files. I'd very much like it to not do this. Can anyone point me in the direction of making this not happen?

 

Thanks!

I'm very afraid to say that the problem was mine.

 

I suspect that what was going on was an in camera crop.

 

I changed the camera from 4:3 to 3:2 and the issue went away. 😕

 

I'm rather embrassed that I didnt catch that sooner. I really appreciate all the help that people gave me on this issue. 

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Why is Lightroom automatically cropping my raw files?

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Hi there! First post!

I'm finding that Lightroom CC is automatically cropping all of my raw files. I'd very much like it to not do this. Can anyone point me in the direction of making this not happen?

 

Thanks!

I'm very afraid to say that the problem was mine.

 

I suspect that what was going on was an in camera crop.

 

I changed the camera from 4:3 to 3:2 and the issue went away. 😕

 

I'm rather embrassed that I didnt catch that sooner. I really appreciate all the help that people gave me on this issue. 

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Please explain your findings in detail. There is no "Lightroom CC", there is Lightroom Classic and there is Lightroom (for the cloud). What is the exact version of Lightroom you are using?

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Sorry, my bad. For some reason I've been calling Classic "CC" not sure how this came about. I'm using the most recent version of Lightroom Classic.

When ever I import raw files from my cameras (it happens across my Sony and Canon cameras) Lightroom applies its usual chromatic and lens corrections. It is also applying a crop to the images. Not a massive one but it seems to be doing it nonetheless. It's happening across multiple focal lengths and across at least two different lenses. I have turned off all settings applied at import that I can find.

When I look at the crop itself in the develop module it shows it cropped "as shot" yet when I apply "original" to the image, it opens up and is no longer cropped. 

Not sure whats happening here. 

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Could this be related to the lens corrections that are being applied initially?

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I believe it might be part of the corrections that Lightroom applies for us when importing images, but the cropping thing is new and I can't seem to locate information on why its happening.

It appears, and I could be wrong, that Lightroom is applying a crop based on the layout ive chosen in my camera. I shoot at 4:3 and it crops an already 4:3 image down to 4:3. So im loosing a little, not a lot, of image on the left and right if ive shot in landscape or a little off the top and bottom if ive gone and shot in portrait.

However, the images don't need this crop and I certainly dont want to have an image, raw, right from the camera have a crop applied to it before Ive even had a chance to look at it.

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Just as a follow up, I loaded the images into Lightroom (non classic) and it appears it happens there as well. So its got to be some sort of thing thats attached to the chromatic corrections settings. I cant believe that other people arent talking about this.

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What is the published size (in pixels) of the image from your camera?

What is the actual size (in pixels) of the image in Lightroom before you do anything to it?

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I think (im not totally sure how to get the info you're asking for) that the raw file is 5472x3648 and the cropped lightroom file is 4864 x 3648. 

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I also I have to appologize, I'm not shooting at 4:3 but 3:2.

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That is a pretty substantial crop! Have you considered resetting your camera defaults to see if that resolves the issue?

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I hadnt thought of trying that, however this crop is being applied against anything raw I put into Lightroom. Not just from my Sony cameras but my canon as well. Like, anything raw.

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Resetting defaults only impacts the camera model that you reset. So if it is the Sony you are having problems with, reset the defaults on one of the Sony raw files to the Adobe settings, and it will have no effect on the Canon settings.

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I understand, however, the issue doesnt appear to be simply that my Sony raw files are being cropped for me but that anything that isnt a jpg is being auto cropped. 

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Thinking out of the box here.

I guess you have set a crop to be applied to your 3 x 2 image captured in the camera to 4 x 3 ratio through your default develop setting or a preset at import into LR. The best way to demonstrate this is by the screen capture which shows a 4 x 3 original file which has a crop applied to change to 3 x 2 you will see that portions from the top and bottom have been removed. The opposite would happen when you change from 3 x 2 to 4 x 3 and portions from the left and right would have to be discarded. Lightroom will never alter the file by stretching the file.  

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Regards, Denis: System iMac mid-2015, 5K 27” monitor, macOS10.15.7: LrC 9.4, Lr 3.4.1, Ps 21.2.4, Camera OM-D E-M1.

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