Lightroom Mobile 5.3 (Android): Crop back to "Original" does not fully unzoom photo

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When using "Crop" on LR Mobile for Android 5.3, after choosing one of the aspect ratios which zooms the photo, going back to "Original" does not properly revert the zoom on the crop.

STR: 
1. Open a previously-uncropped photo
2. Choose Crop Tool
3. Switch to 1:1 aspect ratio (photo does not zoom)
4. Switch to 2x3 aspect ratio (photo zooms)
5. Switch back to Original aspect ratio

Expected Results: If I click "Original", Lightroom should unzoom the photo and reset back to the original aspect ratio, as it was when we first opened it.

Actual Results: The photo stays zoomed, but the aspect ratio changes, leaving margins of the photo outside of the crop. 

Original:

Switch to 1x1:

Switch to 2x3:

Switch back to Original:
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To reset the crop, double tap on the photo.
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Resetting the crop using double-tap does work (and to me is not intuitive), but as a user I would expect "Original" to zoom out, especially when other aspect ratios will zoom in automatically. Is that not the intention of "Original"?

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No, that's not the intention of Original. It's not a reset, it's sets whatever ratio (e.g. 4:3) that was set in camera. You could make a case for adding a reset crop option to the toolbar though.
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Ok, that makes sense now that you explain it. I wish it were more obvious in the app. If there were a separate Reset button, then it would help make it less confusing.