4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 3, 2014 7:52 AM by Gloria_K

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

    Gordn Level 1

      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.

       

      Thanks

       

      Gor

        • 1. Re: PS Camera Raw is forcing a crop on CR2 files. Can I stop this?
          Level 5

          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.

          • 2. Re: PS Camera Raw is forcing a crop on CR2 files. Can I stop this?
            Level 5

            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.

            • 3. Re: PS Camera Raw is forcing a crop on CR2 files. Can I stop this?
              Gordn Level 1

              Thanks, the fact is that it doesnt ignore the crop - it forces it and removes the data outside the crop. This is a known issue that Adobe do not seem to have addressed, and there seems to be a work-around in lightroom using a plug-in, but apparently not for ACR.

               

              I have now found out how to work in ACR in tiffs, whcih is OK, although at 120MB per pic it is very space hungry, but I was hoping to get the cropping and any rotation done before converting to tiffs in the belief that the fewer times you process the actual pixels in an image the better. Is this true, is it better to roatate in RAW before converting, or rotate in tiff after converting?

               

              I wish I could say I was the sort of photogrpher that never needed suvch things but my work is almost jounalistic in the fractioons of a second I sometimes have to get a camera out and get a pic. I spend a lot of time trying to dregdge something useable out of my images!

              • 4. Re: PS Camera Raw is forcing a crop on CR2 files. Can I stop this?
                Gloria_K

                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!