From: B. R. 'BeAr' Ederson <>
Subject: Re: Windows freeware to lock in a 3: or 4:3 aspect ratio for cropping
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From: "B. R. BeAr Ederson" <>
Subject: Re: Windows freeware to lock in a 3: or 4:3 aspect ratio for cropping
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Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:59:24 +0100
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On Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:00:56 -0800, 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 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.

In Irfanview:
# Create a pre-selection for your crop by Click&Drag with your mouse.
  (Be sure, the upper left corner starts on the correct position.)
# Press <Shift+c> to get the CustomCrop dialog.
# Adjust the Crop to 3:2 ratio (or whatever ratio you like) and click
  the button <SaveAndDrawOnImage>
# Fine-tune the extent of your crop by dragging the borders of the crop
  with your mouse while *keeping the <Alt> key pressed*.
# If need be: Re-position the crop area by dragging it with the *right*
  mouse button.

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