Lightroom: Aspect Ratio Issue with 4x6. Adobe Tech Support was stumped.

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Reference Case Number: 0187400388

Using the LR collection imported from DxO. The In LR Developer Module, Aspect Ratio (AR) does NOT work for 6x4 AR, but works for all other AR options.

When I select 6x4 its works but go to another image and come back, the AR changes to original, yet the AR maintains the shape. Just the selection box shows original.

AR works fine for images not imported back from DxO
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What aspect ratio is the image originally? Most sensors are 2x3 for DSRs which is the same as 4x6.
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Hey Steve, You are right, The RAW is 6x4. In the past I went back tested the images with the AR change to specify 4x6. Some held this some did not. I have found this to be inconsistent.

I would expect the AR change to specify 6x4 to take effect. I work with multiple file ARs. A catalog could have multiple original ARs. My default could be any one of them.

From a production standpoint dealing with multiple ARs, I expect to see the AR I select and expect to see another option to use original.

Thoughts?
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So you have photos that have an Original As Shot sensor-data ratio of 2x3.

You enter in 6x4 as a custom crop ratio, which LR will immediately simplify as 2x3 / 4x6, and then when you switch photos and come back (at least under some circumstances) the crop ratio will change to Original.

To me this seems entirely normal because 6x4 is the same ratio as the original photo.

Or are you saying that you apply a vertical crop to a horizontal photo and LR switches the crop orientation back to horizontal, which would be a problem but it'd be clearer if you'd use crop orientations of vertical and horizontal instead of just switching the two numbers from 4x6 to 6x4.

Assuming the problem is merely that the numeric designation changes back to the word Original, 4x6 and 6x4 are the same aspect ratio as 2x3 and the same as the As Shot Original aspect so LR is just simplifying the entered aspect ratio to a standard one already in it's crop aspect ratio list to keep the number of list entries as low as possible.