Lightroom/Camera Raw: Artifacts at Edges of Galaxy S7 raw/DNG Files

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Artifacts at Edges of Galaxy S7 RAW DNG Files in Ps, Lr
Classic and Lr Products Affected: Photoshop CC 2019 ACR, Lightroom CC Classic2019, Lightroom CC 2019, Lightroom CC for Mobile (Android)

Description: DNG RAW Photos from the Samsung Galaxy S7exhibit artifacts at one edge after importation or opening in the affectedproducts. The artifact may be solid black or a random set of colors. It alwaysoccurs in a straight strip along one edge of the images. In Lightroom CCClassic it occurs in both Library and Develop modules and sometimes shows up inthe thumbnails on the filmstrip. Sometimes the artifact will not appear inLibrary but will appear there after going to Develop and back.

Associated Files:

Two affected DNG RAW files from the Galaxy S7, along with ascreen shot showing a typical artifact marked with an arrow are at:


1. Take a photo in RAW with the Samsung Galaxy S7.

2. Copy the photo to a computer via USB.

3. Import to or open the photo in one of the affectedproducts. Observe that the artifact strip appears at one edge of the photo.


1. Take a photo in RAW on Galaxy S7,

2. Import the RAW photo into Lightroom CC Mobile

3. Observe the artifact at one edge of the image. Note: theartifact is thin, so it may be hard to see. The artifact isn’t always seen onmobile. If it doesn’t appear, try going back to the library view and openingthe photo once again.

Workaround within the Products: None. The only recourse isto either crop out the artifact strip or to convert the DNG to TIFF andreimport the TIFF to the Adobe product. Cropping out the artifact strip is nota trusted workaround, because the artifact strip might reappear in the future,despite the crop.

What Has Been Tried/Previous History:

1. DNG photos from two different Samsung Galaxy s7smartphones have been imported or opened, with the same result.

2. About 15 photos have been opened. All exhibit the same result.

3. The DNG photos open normally within Skylum Luminar,Powerlink Media Player for Dell, Android Gallery on Samsung S7 and GooglePhotos without exhibiting these artifacts or any other artifacts.

4. The artifacts appear in Lightroom CC Classis 2019 on bothone desktop and one laptop computer.

5. I cannot say for sure, but I do not believe this problemoccurred prior to Lightroom CC Classic 2019, because I would have seen theartifacts while editing these images in Develop. I don’t remember seeing themon the prior version.
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Official Response
Updates to the Lightroom CC Ecosystem and Lightroom Classic CC were released earlier today. Please update your software and let us know if you are still experiencing this issue.