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Subject: Re: Windows freeware to lock in a 3: or 4:3 aspect ratio for cropping
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Subject: Re: Windows freeware to lock in a 3: or 4:3 aspect ratio for cropping
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:56:13 +0100
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On 2018-02-18 06:29:24 +0000, Savageduck said:

> 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.

Looking yourself into a single crop ratio is volunteering into silly 
dogma! :-ppp
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