Lightroom 3.4RC Crop Aspect Ratio Reverts to Original when Dragging the Corners

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This problem used to happen in a previous version (back in the 2.x days I think) but I haven't seen it again until 3.4RC. When dragging a corner of the Crop Tool (after applying a different aspect ratio), the aspect ratio reverts back to the original. This does not happen when dragging the side or top middle handles.

64 Bit Windows 7
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Check the pad lock, and if it's not locked lock it while holding alt.
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Yes, it's locked. It reverts to the original aspect ratio, not just any old crop.
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Does this happen with all aspect ratios? There is a known issue when you're making a very small change to the aspect ratio (such as from Original to 3:2, when the camera is very close to 3:2).
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I don't know. Earlier today and yesterday it was happening every time I cropped something, but now i can't get it to happen at all. I'll have to test some more.
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I have the same problem. I crop my 3 x 4 images to 16 x 9. When I copy the crop/aspect ratio to another image and try to adapt it in size or rotation he resets the crop to the original aspect ratio (3 x 4) It is very frustrating, especialy when recutting for stop motion projects. Can anyone help me out? Thanks
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I have the same problem. I crop my 3 x 4 images to 16 x 9. When I copy the crop/aspect ratio to another image and try to adapt it in size or rotation he resets the crop to the original aspect ratio (3 x 4) It is very frustrating, especialy when recutting for stop motion projects. Can anyone help me out? Thanks
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Problem confirmed by following Ann's instructions - win7/64.
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I can't reproduce that, but like I said above, try locking the lock icon while holding alt. I did that. I have no idea why (or even if) this works, but it seems that it has cured this sort of problem in the past.
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I retried , and it seems that it only switches the ratio to "original" if you pull or push the corners. It keeps the aspect ratio if you use the vertical/horizontal handles
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Nope...still can reproduce it on 3.4.1 on Windows.
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Just stumbled upon this bug myself. Is still reproducable in 3.5 RC when using copy/paste, at least on WinXP 32 Bit. The only workarounds seem to be a) to change to another photo and back after the paste operation, or b) to use sync instead of copy/paste.

Whether or not the lock was active during copy or during paste does not matter. If the lock is active when first dragging one of the corners, the aspect ratio snaps back to the previous setting. Strangely enough, it will not snap back if the upper/lower/left/right handles are used or rotation is applied. But even after one or more of these actions (even leaving and re-entering crop mode), using the corners will still cause the aspect ratio to snap back.

Even after resetting to "original" and pasting a crop that differs from the original, the same thing happens (i.e. when dragging a corner, the aspect ratio snaps back to "original").

Can be frustrating at times.
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I noticed that this problem may be very likely a duplicate of http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
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Oh, and I found another (rather strange) workaround:
1. Paste
2. Unlock aspect ratio
3. Move or rotate the crop rectangle a little, optionally UNDO it
4. Lock aspect ratio again.
...and voilĂ , when using the corners, the aspect ratio will *not* snap back.