Lightroom CC 2015.6.1: Transformed images now skewed after update?

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I just noticed when going through a few slightly older images, that I have exported from in the last few weeks that the images in which I used transformations are now distorted.

By distorted, I mean skewed, there seem to be spurious massive horizontal transformations applied.  I've checked in my backup folders prior to my last exports, and they seem to be retroactively applied there as well, suggesting a bug in the update.

Help.  I have a lot of work that will need to be redeveloped, (re-transformed and re-cropped, hopefully matching the originals that I loved) if you can't address this situation.
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Select one of the problem images and do Metadata > Save Metadata To File. Upload the image and it's .xmp sidecar (if it's raw) to Dropbox or similar, and post the sharing link here.  That will let us see how 2015.6 and 2015.6.1 interpret the image's settings.
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Reposting the first, I messed up the linkage.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5dzQuMGURMaLTBobDlyWlBFdDQ
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For comparison, upon last export, this is how the first-linked image looked:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5dzQuMGURMaY0Q1Y0tkVVpub0E
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If true for all or many users, this would be a disaster indeed. I'll check my own files when I have a moment.
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Nope, result is exactly the same on export, the perspective changes are conserved. THis is not a general problem on all LR latest updates.
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Can you post a screenshot of the History Panel for one of these unexpectedly changed images?
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I will when I get home, but from what I could see, the transformation was right in there before cropping, as I would expect. But the thing is, I don't use horizontal transformations, I do use vertical with some of my cityscape stuff, and if I recall, those were missing.

Is there some way they could have been mistaken for horizontal transformations in the new version, with some of my images?

Will post corroborating screenshot when I get home tonight.
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The transform sliders on the right show a large horizontal shift, the history does not.
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So I've been playing with it a bit, and even when I step back through the history, that horizontal transform is still there, up until I get back to the Import operation.

Where did it come from?
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I searched my catalogs for pics with any sort of perspective transform applied before the update to 2015.6.5.1 (many applied years ago), and all correctly displayed, even after building 1:1 previews and examining them in Develop.

This suggests the issue is not affecting everyone across the board.
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I noticed that the metadata of both examples indicates that Windows Photo Viewer has modified the file at some point:

[EXIF]          Software                        : Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer 6.1.7600.16385
[XMP]           Creator Tool                    : Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer 6.1.7600.16385

I wonder if all the affected photos have been modified by Windows Photo Viewer?  You can check using the EXIF preset of the Library Metadata panel:


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Is it possible that at some point you rotated the images with Windows Photo Viewer? That might account for LR's getting confused about whether it's a horizontal or vertical transform.
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Possible, though the rotated pic never got any transforms, in fact, never got any developments at all.
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Any clue how there can be large horizontal transforms showing in the slider that are not reflected in the history?
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Were the affected photos exported from LR and then reimported, by any chance?
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Again, negative. :(