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Fri, Apr 27, 2018 6:21 PM


Lightroom Classic: Convert to DNG applies Adobe Standard rather than Adobe Color if cropped

When a raw that's been cropped is converted to DNG, its profile incorrectly changes from Adobe Color to Adobe Standard. This is a problem for people importing photos from cameras applying in-camera cropping -- not only does the converted photo have the wrong color profile, but LR thinks the photo has adjustments and will match the smart-collection criteria Has Adjustments and Has Edits.  See this report:

1. Outside of LR, make a copy of a raw.

2. Import the two identical raws into LR.

3. In Develop, verify their profiles are Adobe Color.

4. Crop the first raw to any arbitrary crop.

5. Select both raws and do Library > Convert Photos To DNG with these options:

6. Observe that the DNG from the first (cropped) raw is now Adobe Standard, while the DNG from the second (uncropped) raw remains Adobe Color.

7. Observe that the first DNG (in Adobe Standard) matches the smart-collection criterion Has Adjustments, presumably because the color profile was (incorrectly) changed.  The second DNG (in Adobe Color) doesn't match Has Adjustments.

Tested on LR 7.3.1 / Macos 10.13.4.


Official Solution

Adobe Administrator


8.2K Messages


118K Points

2 years ago

Lightroom Classic CC 7.5 was released today and should address this issue.  If you don’t see the update in your Creative Cloud App, hit the [Ctrl/Cmd]+ [Alt/Opt]+[R] to force a refresh. 

Give the new version a try and let us know if it solves the issue. 

Adobe Photography Products

Quality Engineering - Customer Advocacy

85 Messages


1.3K Points

2 years ago

Thanks for reporting the issue.
We'll look into it.



66 Messages


1.3K Points

2 years ago

Thanks John. I have logged a bug on your behalf - LRD-4198020

Thanks & Regards,