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: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:44:46 +0100
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On Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:07:37 -0800, ultred ragnusen wrote:

> # Irfanview (the aspect ratio crop is cryptically accessed with Shift+C)

<Shift+C> is just a shortcut to the Edit->CreateCustomCropSelection menu.
And just below that menu sits a special menu for maximized ratio-crops
followed by other specialized crop menu entries.

The shortcut keys and mouse moves I listed are just a small subset of the
available hotkeys. <Alt> was wrong, btw. It should have been <Ctrl> which
has to be pressed for ratio-resizing mouse moves. <Ctrl> can also be used
for ratio-resizing with cursor keys. The <Alt> key should do invers-ratio
resizing. It just doesn't work this way, at the moment. (Bug)

Maybe you check the Hotkey section of the IrfanView help file to find 
the best method for your crop?

And you /do/ know about the batch-crop and command line crop features of
IrfanView, don't you?

<F'up set to acf.>
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