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Old 31. Dec 2014, 05:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default really good for cropping photos

Cropping is really the only photo editing I'm interested in. I want a program that makes it easy.

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Old 31. Dec 2014, 10:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I crop a lot myself besides of resizing images. I am very happy with IrfanView for these two activities. It is lightweight, superfast and does the job well. I am using it for years.

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Old 31. Dec 2014, 10:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There are heaps of options for you (including IrfanView) so some more detail would help to get exactly what you want.

Cropping has two main methods:
1. I presume you want to crop photographs visually without considering technical issues like the aspect ratio, image size or pixel density?
2. Do you want your photos to fit standard photo sizes or aspect ratios? If so, are you concerned about the image quality in terms of pixel density (pixels per inch = ppi)? Applications that do this can present you with a standard outline that you move around to get the best fit.

3. Which platform: Windows, Android, or what?
4. Will you also use the application as your image viewer or do you want to be able to invoke the cropping application from the image file context menu?
5. Do you want before-and-after / side-by-side views?
6. Do you want the edited image to replace the original file when you save it or always save to a new file?
7. Do you need undo if you make a mistake cropping?
8. I assume that you don't want other types of cropping like vignetting (to focus on part of the picture) or framing to add a mat to the cropped image so it fits a standard size or aspect ratio.
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Old 31. Dec 2014, 10:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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As already mentioned, there are loads of options to choose from.
Personally, for quick and easy cropping I usually use PhotoScape
It does have a different layout from other programs of it's type but I find it quite intuitive to use.....worth a look.
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Old 31. Dec 2014, 04:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I use Irfanview for viewing and light editing.
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My wife likes XnView. It's simple to use. It's cross platform but I don't use it; I use the gThumb which came with Linux Mint.
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