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.
...Does anyone else work like this...?
Perhaps, but personally I don't know anyone who works with Nikon or Canon software.
ACR is designed to ignore all in-camera settings and to work with the uncooked, RAW file, hence its name.
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!
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!