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Tue, Jul 21, 2020 9:36 AM

Presets containing Radial and Brush adjustments broken on some portrait images

Please note, this is essentially modified public duplicate of LRD-4204376. We have a lot of users finding this issue so I thought it would be useful to make a version they could comment on and collect more information on cameras affected.

Problem Description:
Applying a preset containing a radial or brush based adjustment will often transform the adjustment and 'squish' it over the image. While in some portrait images the adjustment is rotated 90 degrees, in others it's squished. This all appears to relate to how lightroom considers the image. Some portrait images are considered portrait (eg 4000px x 6000px), other portrait images are considered landscape images (eg 6000x4000) rotated 90 degrees. There doesn't seem to be consistency with how these are treated when applying presets.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a preset with a circular radial filter or use a commercial preset with a brushmask (eg Meridian Presets LLFx Meg Loakes Celestial) 
2. Apply this preset to an affected portrait image
3. The radial or brushmask will appear squished

Actual Result:
A variety of different results. Sometimes the preset will appear squished in the preview, sometimes not. Sometimes it will appear squished when applied, sometimes not.

Expected Result::
Preset applied as per landscape image but rotated 90 degrees

Any Workarounds:
Use a plugin. The photo:applyDevelopPreset(presetToApply, _PLUGIN) method appears to treat all portrait images the same, simply rotating the preset to match the orientation of the image.

This conversation has been merged. Please refer the main conversation:

Lightroom Classic: Local adjustments and crops don't copy or work in presets applied to rotated photos


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Updates to Lightroom Classic and the Lightroom Ecosystem products for Desktop, Mobile and Web were released today and contain a fix for this issue.

Please refresh your Creative Cloud application and install your update when it becomes available. Thank you for your patience.

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