Do you have Lightroom?
One method using Lightroom:
- Install the Adobe DNG Recover Edge plugin
- Convert the CR2 files to DNG
- Recover the cropped info in Lightroom via the plugin
See also: Images unexpectedly cropped in Lightroom
Thanks for the tip but no I dont have lightroom. Can this be done in camera raw? I went thru the various crop options in ACR but could not restore the original image.
Everything I've read online suggests that Camera Raw takes the CR2 and applies the crop before opening the file.
The only non-Lightroom method I've seen is using Exiftool
the clear crop does not restore the image or any other choices in ACR. I think for this project I will just edit in Canon's DPP and cleqr the crop in that software, then save to jpg for photo distribution. Not ideal but simpler than going the LR route (which I dont currently own).
Thanks for your help and suggestions. I will hopefully remember not to use that custom function again!
Can you provide a sample image for download or point to one existing on the web somewhere?