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OM-D: how to view entire 4:3 RAW file when aspect ratio set in-camera to 3:2?

Apr 27, 2012 3:53 PM

Tags: #ratio #aspect #om-d

When shooting RAW, the OM-D records 4:3 files no matter what the aspect ratio is set to.  If you set it to 3:2 (for example), the camera records some sort of metadata to communicate this information to Lightroom, which honors the setting.  So far, so good.

 

My question is, is there any way to override that setting? I have a photo shot at 3:2, but I can see from the in-camera preview that it'd be a better shot with the whole thing. But I can't figure out how to get LR 4.1rc2 to show me the whole thing!

 

Thanks,

 

Ben

 
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    Apr 27, 2012 4:38 PM   in reply to 5tonsflax

    Unfortunately, there is no way in LR directly. You may be able to restore the settings directly in the raw file using exiftool (tags "aspectratio" and "aspectframe", there are instructions in some forums I think), but it is generally not advisable to manipulate original raws that way (at least, a backup should be made).

     

    See also:

    http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom_4_1_rc _trouble_with_canon_5d_mark_iii_aspect_ratio

    http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/importing_orf_fi les_does_not_import_all_image_area

     
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    May 7, 2012 4:01 AM   in reply to 5tonsflax

    It would be great, if the aspect ratio meta data from the raw file was mapped to the "Crop Overlay" tool in the Develop section. If the import just converted the information to a crop overlay development step, it could be easily altered later on.

     
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    May 13, 2012 11:07 AM   in reply to jtj_123

    I created a little LightRoom plugin, which automates the exiftool process and stacks the new raw on top of the old one:

    http://tim.jagenberg.info/projects/deaspect/

     

    It's my first LR plugin, so it is quite possible that it still is somewhat buggy. So far I only tested it with Olympus ORF raws.

     
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    May 14, 2012 3:03 AM   in reply to 5tonsflax

    Have you tried if it works? I think the plugin should be independent of the extension:

       local ext = LrPathUtils.extension(path)

       local newPath = LrPathUtils.replaceExtension(path, ".deaspect."..ext)

       LrTasks.execute("exiftool.exe -AspectFrame=\"0 0 0 0\" -o \""..newPath.."\" \""..path.."\"")

     
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    May 15, 2012 2:32 PM   in reply to 5tonsflax

    Hey 5tons,

     

    I updated the tool according to your input, now it should work on mac and I succesfully tested DNGs on windows.

    Can you please try and see if everything works on your side? Thanks.

    http://tim.jagenberg.info/projects/deaspect/ -> DeAspect 0.1.2

     

    Tim

     
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    May 15, 2012 11:44 PM   in reply to 5tonsflax

    You should be able unpack it anywhere and load it via the "Plug-in Manager" > "Add".

     
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