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Sun, Oct 13, 2013 5:18 PM

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Lightroom 5.2: Aspect ratio changes while cropping

I set my aspect ratio to a fixed ratio and sync it to all pics in a gallery. As I go to each pic the ratio is correct. When I resize the crop box and straighten horizons the ratio randomly changes to "custom" or "4x3" and sometimes back to the original ratio (I can watch it constantly changing as I drag the corner of the crop box or straighten).

I deleted the preferences plist file and the problem was solved... for about the next 15 photos and now I'm back to the random ratio changes.

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7 y ago

This should be fixed in Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6.

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I am still having this issue, and have just recently begun to experience it.

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yeah, not fixed yet in newest Lightroom CC (6)

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Not sure what you guys are seeing, but the issue described by the OP is definitely fixed in Lightroom CC. Maybe you should open a new thread describing your experience.

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8 y ago

What you describe is how cropping works with the crop-lock unlocked, and since you're not telling us the state of the crop-lock, maybe that's all that is wrong.

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8 y ago

Sorry for missing that on the original post but the padlock is locked. I've tried unlocking it and locking it again. I've tried checking the constrain box and then unchecking it. I've cropped 10's of thousands of pics using lightroom and this is the first time I've had the problem.

Here's a one minute video showing the aspect ratio changing as I move the crop box:

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8 y ago

Something does appear to be not working right. It is hard to tell from your video but does LR let you change the aspect ratio to square or close to it with the crop-lock enabled?

Visually it is a little hard to tell if the ratio is changing or if just the reported ratio is wrong, but at the end when you set it back to the same custom crop as at the beginning, the crop box changes slightly as if the ratio isn't the same, but it's a small difference so it is a little hard to tell.

I assume you were trying to demonstrate how it would go to 4x3 so didn't attempt to change the crop significantly.

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8 y ago

As soon as I rotate the crop box the ratio changes. Sometimes it changes when I'm just resizing the crop box. Sometimes the reported ratio isn't really changing the ratio (when I re-select the correct ratio the crop box/pixels do not change) but sometime the ratio is actually changed. One pixel off is too much for where I have to upload the images :(

I can select any ratio and the crop box resizes itself to fit within the image. As soon as I try and rotate it that selected ratio changes.

I'm going to try starting with a new catalog at tomorrows shoot and see how that works.

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8 y ago

I played with an image, just now, and what I see is that when I rotate an image with a crop AND the crop touches the side of the image, the crop aspect changes to Custom and may flip between Custom and the standard-named ratio as I rotate things. So in my case what I'm guessing happens is that with certain rotations there is enough math error in the trigonometry to not match any named aspect-ratio.

What I don't see, is when I set the crop ratio back to the named ratio, any resizing smaller of the crop-box like you show at the end of your video, so despite the crop ratio name changing to Custom intermittently, my crop ratio does not unlock as your appears to.

My experiments were done with a full-frame 3:2-ratio DSLR raw file, and the ratio would switch between Custom and 2x3 & 4x6 which is identical to the Original crop ratio.

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8 y ago

I am having the same cropping issues as Kenneth. The aspect ratio is bouncing all over as I resize by dragging a cropping handle or by changing the angle. This behavior happens even if I keep the crop away from the image border.

For what it's worth, I upgraded to OSX Mavericks this weekend, which resulted in some user interface drawing errors in LR 4.4, so I just decided to upgrade to LR 5.2. I wonder if this is another Mavericks-related compatibility issue.

Any ideas?

-Adam

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8 y ago

I am having the same issues as Adam and Kenneth. I set all of my photos to 8x10 and sync to all of my photos, sometimes up to 1000 at a time. If I do this while the angle is at 0.00, I can drag the corners of the crop and the aspect remains intact. If the angle of the photo is anything other than 0.00 and I try to resize the crop, it changes the aspect ratio to something random. This is a big deal with the number of photos I'm working on at any one time.

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8 y ago

Just an update. This happened prior to upgrading to OS X Mavericks and continues to happen after upgrading. Starting a new catalog seemed to fix it but the problem reoccurred after cropping a few photos. So, no resolution yet.

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8 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom Crop Aspect changes arbitrarily when dragging handles.


I am selecting 8x10 crop aspect in Lightroom 5.2. When I then drag the handles to enlarge the crop area, instead of retaining the 8x10 crop aspect that I selected, it changes it to some unknown aspect. I have to re-choose the 8x10 aspect and hope that it holds. This is a huge problem as I do this for every image that I process.

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The team is investigating this behavior.

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Thank you, Jeffrey! This bug is a major pain.

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8 y ago

Not fixed in 5.3. This is extremely annoying, please fix!

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8 y ago

Jeffrey - Any status update on this bug?
Thanks.

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Progress. No ETA though. Stay tuned.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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Thanks for the update. I'm glad this is still on your radar, although, like Mike, I am a bit bothered this bug did not get resolved in 5.3.

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8 y ago

I have had this issue for years and have never figured out a resolution... same issue. I do a creative edit on all my school portraits on a black and white where I angle them a bit and crop horizontally. A HUGE TIME SAVER would be able to sync my crop and be able to adjust each one with out having to click 8x10 aspect on each one as it changes to custom each time.

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7 y ago

I have a problem with the cropping! The ratio is just wrong when the long end of a rectangle is on the bottom and correct when the long end is on the side. This really messes with printing because the printing company I use is cropping and I am losing part of the photo that I wanted to keep !! I am also losing time and patience!!