Lightroom 6 - white area in a too widely cropped pano can not be filled by the crop tool

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I created a pano (very nice; great feature!). On purpose i cropped it to wide to keep more area of the picture, however it left me with a white area in the pano. Then i wanted to fill the white area by using the clone tool but that does not work. The clone tool does not let me fill that white area left by the crop tool. It would be great if that is possible. Looks to me a bug.
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Alexander Peek

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Steve Sprengel, Champion

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It is not a bug. There are no image pixels in the white area and LR cloning only replaces image pixels. The same thing will happen if you use Lens Corrections and rotate or distort the image leaving white area around the edges.

To actually get white pixels in the area, export as a TIF and reimport.

Here is an screenshot illustrating that a Heal brush stroke doesn't go beyond the edges of the image pixels into the white area after the image area has been distorted:
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Thank you very much for that clear answer and i understand it.

From a end-user point of view, it is not very user friendly. I think it would be better to fill it in with white pixels automatically and the user can use the heal tool to replace the white pixels, if required. That avoids the need for an extra tiff file (on top of the dng), exporting & importing it and loosing the visibility of the edits on the dng file. I'll raise it as an improvement.