From: Mayayana <mayayana@invalid.nospam>
Subject: Re: Windows freeware to lock in a 3: or 4:3 aspect ratio for cropping
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From: "Mayayana" <mayayana@invalid.nospam>
Subject: Re: Windows freeware to lock in a 3: or 4:3 aspect ratio for cropping
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:44:27 -0500
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"ultred ragnusen"<> wrote

| Do you know of Windows freeware that has the option to easily lock in a 
| or 4:3 aspect ratio for cropping?

This may or may not serve. It's not free, but you can
use it for free if you don't mind a startup nag:

  I wrote it mainly for a friend who was taking a lot
of photos and wanted to be able to send them out
for printing at specific ratios, for framing or for
small photo prints of things like 100 vacation
photos. It will batch crop to any ratio, doing an
entire folder full. Of course, you don't always
want to crop the same area, but for large numbers
of images this will do it quickly and easily, and in
most cases the crop will be fine. You can also pick
the orientation. (Crop from center or a specific
corner.) If you're picky about th exact crop area on
every image then you probably want a fullscale
graphic editor.

  This is designed to be simple, quick cropping and
resizing, while retaining the best possible image
quality when desired. (Crop a JPG and you'll
lose some quality, but you can minimize the
loss, or avoid it by saving as BMP.)