Lightroom: 3.4 - E-PL1 RAWs look compressed in Develop mode

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Hi,

I shoot with RAW on my E-PL1 with the aspect ratio 3:2. Previously, before LR 3.4, the 3:2 format that I shot will be shown correctly in all modes during processing even though I am aware the camera captures the whole sensor's 4:3 in RAW and the 4:3 format can be shown within the OIympus Viewer software.

However, in 3.4, in Library mode, instead of 3:2 used, the full 4:3 RAW is shown and in Develop mode, this 4:3 is "compressed" into a 3:2 format instead of the 3:2 being shown correctly.

The developed photos seem OK, but it makes developing difficult.

The attached image will tell the story.

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Steve Sprengel, Champion

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This could be a bug or it could be a video driver problem. Can you post a link to the RAW file in question for other people to download to see if it also happens on their systems? If it happens for everyone it is likely a bug. If it happens for only some then it is likely a driver issue or some hardware combination that is more unique to your system. If it is a bug about all you can do is report it. If it is a driver issue then there may be things you can do to fix it.

If you don't have your own website to host the RAW file, then use something like www.yousendit.com and post the download link, or something like www.dropbox.com and put it in your public dropbox folder, and post the public link to the file.
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K G Tan

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Hi Steve,

As requested, the said RAW file can be downloaded here:

http://www.filesonic.sg/file/1045360454

This link won't last too long I guess.

Thanks for your reply!
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Becky Sowada, Adobe Employee

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What OS version are you on?

Also, what firmware version is currently installed on your camera?

Thanks,
Becky
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K G Tan

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Hi Becky,

I'm on Windows 7 and the firmware on my E-PL1 is 1.1.
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Trying out your file, I am seeing the same thing on my Win7-64 nVidia system. LR 3.3 ok, LR 3.4 expands/squishes in Develop vs Library-Loupe.

You have been engaged by an official Adobe person who should be able to provide satisfaction.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Hi Steve, were you able to download the file? I went to the site that KG linked to and couldn't figure where to click to download the file.
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Hopefully you've figured this out by now, but you have to scroll down and click Slow Download link and wait for the countdown timer to expire.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Thanks. We've got the file now. Engineering is looking into it.
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K G Tan

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Hi all,

Thanks for your responses. Looking forward to the bug-fix. :) Cheers!
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Richard

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I can confirm the bug, same thing happening on my PC (Win7 64bit, LR 3.4.1, Oly EPL-1 raw)
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The file works as expected on Mac 10.5.
4:3 in both Library and Develop.
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K G Tan

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Hi,

Seems that no on has solved this problem yet?
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From experimenting with LR 3.5, just now, and the image that was originally downloadable from the link that has since expired, it appears that the images imported with the prior LR version that had the bug, still have the issue when viewed in the current version of LR, but newly imported images do not, so if you remove (without deleting from the disk) and re-import an old image, it'll be ok upon re-import. Of course you'll lose any edits you might have made to the old image when you remove it.
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I can approve that the workaround described by Steve works (for me, at least).