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PS Camera Raw is forcing a crop on CR2 files. Can I stop this?

Mar 28, 2013 12:43 PM

Tags: #raw #camera #crop

Photoshop raw is cropping my cr2 images even after I have removed the crop in DPP (Digital Photo Professional - Canon's own raw editing software). I have many images cropped by a Canon 5D3 as it forces a 16:9 crop when you take a still while in video mode. The rest of the data is in the raw file, but this is not read by Camera Raw which forces the 16:9 crop. I have removed the crops in DPP, and even re-cropped with a different crop, saved the files and used every way I can imagine to get them into PS short of turning them into tiffs. I do not want to save as a tiff, as I really like the tools in PS Raw, especially the exposure tool (I am no great photographer but I have some very special and irreplaceable pics form fieldwork overseas which are ahem errr not quite correctly exposed).


My ideal worflow is open folder in DPP - star rate the pics I want to work on. crop them (nice to do this in DPP as it is part of the selection process) then get them into Camera Raw without any more effort, then if an image can be tweaked - do it as a Raw, if it needs more work - get it into PS6 as a tiff and go from there. This seems to minimise effort and minimise file space, at the expense of having two different file types.


Does anyone else work like this, or is there a better way to review 300 similar pics and get the best selected and processed? Has anyone else encounteres this refusal of Camera Raw to ignore the camera's crop? I bleive that there is a plug-in for lightroom, does anyone know a work around for PS  - I have PS6 with raw 7.3.





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    Mar 28, 2013 9:56 PM   in reply to Gordn

    ACR, Adobe Camera Raw, can also open and edit Tiffs and even PSDs.  Read the documentation and/or do a forum or Google search to learn how.  It's ridiculously easy.


    Can't help you with any file that has been, edited or adjusted in Canon's software. Sorry.

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    Mar 28, 2013 10:04 PM   in reply to Gordn

    Gordn wrote:


    ...Does anyone else work like this...?


    Perhaps, but personally I don't know anyone who works with Nikon or Canon software.



    Gordn wrote:


    ...Has anyone else encounteres this refusal of Camera Raw to ignore the camera's crop?...


    ACR is designed to ignore all in-camera settings and to work with the uncooked, RAW file, hence its name.

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    Jan 3, 2014 7:52 AM   in reply to Gordn

    Adobe Camera Raw has its own cropping tool (I'm using Camera Raw 7.4). In the tool panel right above your picture there should be the crop tool (C), it's the 6th button from the left. Once you open the original CR2 in Camera Raw and press the crop tool you will see the original image and will be able to adjust the forced 16:9 frame to the original ratio of the picture.


    Hope it helps!

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