From: Paul <nospam@needed.invalid>
Subject: Re: Windows freeware to lock in a 3: or 4:3 aspect ratio for cropping
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From: Paul <nospam@needed.invalid>
Subject: Re: Windows freeware to lock in a 3: or 4:3 aspect ratio for cropping
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:28:20 -0500
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Savageduck wrote:
> nospam<nospam@nospam.invalid> wrote:
>> In article<>, Savageduck
>> <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}> wrote:
>>>> In Windows however, not so. BMP is the native image format in that OS. i.e.
>>>> used by the graphic kernel.
>>> Not being a Windows user, I donĀ¹t understand this idea of holding on to the
>>> BMP format when there are much better ways to go.
>> don't lump all windows users based on the actions of a few.
> I know. As far as I know we only have a single BMP obsessed Windows user in
> this NG.

So you've never run into a situation before, where a
tool doesn't support the entire spectrum of file formats ?

Well, OK then.

Let's take (WinXP) Windows Movie Maker as a poster boy for this.
It only supported Microsoft formats and nothing else.
Requiring the user to use a second tool to make
an actual usable output.

To me "every capability is a possibility" when
cobbling together a solution out of a pile of
software I've got. I don't reject something just
because its old. If a wonderful tool only had BMP
input, I'd still be using it. Some tools are
demonstrators (written by academics), and they
don't necessarily support every format you might like.

There are people out there, writing perfectly fine software,
who don't even know how to craft useful command line
parameters (for their so-called command line programs).
It takes all kinds to make a world. Since the functions
the software performs are actually useful and unique,
we just put up with this.