Undoing aspect ratio post shooting with OMD EM5

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by roamingralph, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. roamingralph

    roamingralph New to Mu-43

    Aug 9, 2016
    Hello everyone I was looking through my old photos today and noticed a couple had potential for re editing. Only thing is they were all shot in 16:9 ratio because for some reason I did that often in my younger days :/ I can see the that thumbnail/preview of the photo is in 4:3 and contains more of the scene so my question is: is there a way to undo the 16:9 ration post shooting in order to gain more information?

  2. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Hi, some RAW editors, such as RawTherapee, will ignore how it was shot.

    If you want to use lightroom, you may have to modify the exif with exiftool... search these forums, it's come up before.
  3. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
    What file type are they saved in? With jpeg, jpg, png, and some tiff files - the only option you have is to recrop from what is there. Other formats like psd, tiff, or raw files can be changed back to their previous state using an applicable program.
  4. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
    If it's an Oly RAW file, import it into Olympus Viewer and then export it as a TIF or other format in full 4:3. Just my thought...
  5. KBeezie

    KBeezie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 15, 2012
    Grand Rapids, Mi
    Karl Blessing
    Not sure how that's done with psd and tiff outside of hitting "undo" inside of photoshop, since once the pixels are deleted in those formats, they're gone, not to be recovered again (especially as the crop tool has the delete cropped pixels turned on by default).

    In regards to out of the E-M5, the raw format is the only format you can recover the "Raw" data from, otherwise the surrounding pixels that would have been there in 4:3 are gone.
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