Subject: Re: Windows freeware to lock in a 3: or 4:3 aspect ratio for cropping
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From: PeterN <"peter,newdelete">
Subject: Re: Windows freeware to lock in a 3: or 4:3 aspect ratio for cropping
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:05:41 -0500
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On 2/20/2018 12:17 AM, Savageduck wrote:
> Eric Stevens<> wrote:
>> On Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:07:27 -0600, Savageduck
>> <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}> wrote:
>>> Paul<nospam@needed.invalid> wrote:
>>>> 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 don¹t 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 ?
>>> Fortunately for me, no.
>>> For Mac users we have a very neat piece of software, “Graphic Converter”
>>> which pretty much does that job. It can dig up some pretty obscure file
>>> formats.
>>> <>
>>> Otherwise Adobe CC, and some third party plug-ins cover my photo editing
>>> needs.
>> I have the situation where Corel Photo Paint (CPT) images cannot be
>> read by Corel Paint Shop Pro (PSPImage) or by Photoshop.
>> I know of no software which can read them all.
> I am sad to report that even Graphic Converter couldn’t be bothered with
> Corel Photo Paint.
> <
> ...and if Corel couldn’t bother to have compatibility between their own
> apps, it tells you all you need to know about Corel, and CPT.

i use Corel Painter. The only PITA issue I had is that it cannot read 16 
bit PSD files. I reads 8 bit PSD just fine. Though that is becoming less 
of an issue for me since I started using LR. I reads tiff file just fine.