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Subject: Re: Windows freeware to lock in a 3: or 4:3 aspect ratio for cropping
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From: nospam <nospam@nospam.invalid>
Subject: Re: Windows freeware to lock in a 3: or 4:3 aspect ratio for cropping
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:15:14 -0500
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In article <ukxj009j8cly.1q6dh86qt2eio$>, JJ<> wrote:

> > 
> > nope. a bmp is a representation of an image.
> Nope. BMP is a container of an image.

i.e. a representation.

> >> It's what all other formats decompress
> >> to.
> > 
> > false.
> For you who uses Mac OS, that would be true - including *nix OSes. But not
> for Windows and IBM OS/2.

it's false regardless of operating system.

> > there
> > is also the issue that a given raw format might not be readable at some
> > point in the future, whereas jpeg always will be.
> I find it difficult to believe that no software in the future will be able
> to read older image formats - no matter how hard the software developers try
> to.

some formats are proprietary and there is no guarantee that they will
be readable in the future. when the apps that can read/write them cease
to work, you're fucked.