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Subject: Re: Windows freeware to lock in a 3: or 4:3 aspect ratio for cropping
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On Saturday, 17 February 2018 19:00:59 UTC-5, ultred ragnusen  wrote:
> Do you know of Windows freeware that has the option to easily lock in a 3:2
> or 4:3 aspect ratio for cropping?
> 
> I often create DIYs where it's nice to keep the cropped close photos at a
> standard aspect ratio of what most smartphones use, which seems to be 4:3,
> or to that of most 35mm cameras which seems to be 3:2 aspect ratio
> https://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/33713/most-common-aspect-r...
> 
> I generally crop in Irfanview because it's so very fast & super easy
> (click, click, crop), but there is no way to lock the aspect ratio for that
> crop to 4:3 in Irfanview, nor in Pinta, MS Paint, or Paint 3D freeware.
> 
> Microsoft Photos has an aspect ratio lock, but it's not easy to use as the
> image is blacked out except for the crop area, where you slide the
> underlying image about to crop.
> http://wetakepic.com/images/2018/02/17/Clipboard0131bb4.jpg
> 
> Do you know of Windows freeware that has the option to easily lock in a 3:2
> or 4:3 aspect ratio for cropping?

4:3 IS the superior and more useful crop ratio.  Always has been.