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Subject: Re: Windows freeware to lock in a 3: or 4:3 aspect ratio for cropping
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In article <n0lmy7amjq04$.8fdtbl2khv2a.dlg@40tude.net>, JJ<jj4public@vfemail.net> wrote:

> >>   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, 
> > 
> > not when it's a lossless or non-destructive crop.
> 
> That's true for lossless. But the cropping itself is always destructive.

no it isn't.

everything lightroom is non-destructive, including cropping. you can
un-crop and/or re-crop at a later time.

in photoshop, uncheck delete cropped pixels:
<https://pe-images.s3.amazonaws.com/photo-editing/cc/crop-and-straigh...
/non-destructive-crop/photoshop-delete-cropped-pixels-uncheck.png>

> >> but you can minimize the
> >> loss, or avoid it by saving as BMP.)
> > 
> > and drastically increase its size.
> 
> IMO, BMP should only be used when a software doesn't support a better image
> format. How it stores 24bpp image pixels is unacceptably wasteful.

bmp is obsolete.