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RichA<rander3128@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.  
> 

Why do you believe 4:3 is in anyway superior to any other crop ratio?

Try 9:16 on a wide aspect ratio display, or for panos. Then there is the
option of shooting native 3:2, or 1:1 in-camera. All work well for their
particular intent, composition, and/or  purpose.

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Regards,
 Savageduck