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Offline annedi

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Problem One: Sony a7R and Crop Tool
« on: April 14, 2016, 07:48:34 AM »
This is driving me crazy. What am I doing wrong? Halp!!!

Camera:  Sony a7R = ILCE-7R
Laptop:  Macbook Pro Retina OS X 10.8.5 (12F2560)
Photo Mechanic:  Version 5.0, build 17338 (df27633)

Problem One:  After I apply the crop outline to the raw photo, the resulting crop does not match the outline.
This might be related to the other a7R problem I have posted:  http://forums.camerabits.com/index.php?topic=10291.msg50466#msg50466

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Andrea Blum
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Re: Problem One: Sony a7R and Crop Tool
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2016, 12:02:45 PM »
The problem happens because Sony does not embed a full-sized JPG into their raw ARW file.
So when you make a Photo Mechanic crop on the raw and then perform a Save As JPG,
Photo Mechanic applies the crop to the embedded JPG -- the only thing it can do.
But if the embedded JPG is the wrong size, then the crop and subsequent save fails.

NOT Photo Mechanic's fault!!!
Bad Sony for this weeny embedded JPG.
Andrea Blum
UltravioletPhotography.com