I've only been using for about 6 months without training, so if this suggestion is wrong cut me some slack lol, but I only use the copy and apply where all of the settings are to be applied universally to the selected images. At the point I start making settings that won't be used on the entire selected group, I regroup, deselect and make smaller selections where the settings such as cropping will apply to all. I will crop a group only when the crop is universal or very close--it still seems to save time if all I have to do is redraw a few crop lines when I am fine tuning. Sooooo.... I don't think you can correctly copy and apply cropping from one format (V>H or visa versa) to another without having unintended consequences. Just how I've handled it.