When I used the Template Picker in V2.13.2. It successfully picked all the micrographs, but not the whole area of each micrograph. Even when I used the inspection tools, it still showed not the whole image getting picked. For the auto-picking, expect the diameter, all the other parameters were set as default.
In the auto-picking job, I see the same thing, not displayed correctly. In the inspection job, I see the above images. I tried the RELION CPU motion corrected K3 micrographs, or motioncorr2 corrected K3 micrographs, they all look the same.
Example of A) the original micrograph, B) the flat grey image displayed during picking, and C) a quick photoshop to highlight discernible features (note the contamination on bottom left and carbon on the right.) As Daniel suggested, there seems to be an issue with contrast in the displayed image. Additionally, the displayed image crops out portions (most notably on the right) of the original micrograph.
Sorry about this issue - it was noted already and has been fixed but has not been deployed yet. It only occurs for imported K3 micrographs that were motion corrected outside cryoSPARC - it does not happen if you import movies and perform motion correction in cryoSPARC. For now you’ll have to roll back to v2.12 until we deploy v2.14, or import the raw movies.