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Old Oct 21, 2005, 10:54 PM   #1
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Hi all

I found a freeware program that works really good and thought I would share it with you all:-)

Very small download:-)



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JPEGCrops is a Windows program, created for preparation of a batch of images for printing. It provides lossless cropping with fixed aspects using jpegtran.

Heres the download link....

http://ekot.dk/programmer/JPEGCrops/download.html
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Old Oct 21, 2005, 11:57 PM   #2
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Thanks for the link Wag!!
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Old Oct 22, 2005, 8:29 AM   #3
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That's a great little program - especially like the 3rds/Golden grids - really useful.

I variously crop in Easyshare, Picassa, FastStone & recently Helicon, but this may become my tool of choice...

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Old Oct 22, 2005, 10:50 AM   #4
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I use Graphic Converter or Easy Photo on my Mac but kindly explain in simple terms what is meant by "lossless cropping with fixed aspects"

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Old Oct 22, 2005, 11:22 AM   #5
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Hi Fred

from the websites FAQs:

"The JPEG format is lossy. That means that information is lost when an image is packed as a JPEG, artefacts are introduced. How much is lost depends on the quality selected. Opening a JPEG, manipulating it and saving it as a JPEG again normally means that the artefacts accumulate. How much depends on the image and the program.

JPEGCrops avoids this degradation by using JPEGTran which doesn't repack the JPEGs: It merely throws away some of the data and keeps the rest unchanged."

And I take "Fixed Aspects" to refer to the pre-defined crop-size/ratio options available eg 4:3, 3:2, 640x480 etc to which you can add user-defined settings...

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Old Oct 22, 2005, 12:43 PM   #6
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Sigh . . . . . Thank you Ian.
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Old Oct 22, 2005, 1:27 PM   #7
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Thanks for the link wagaboo! Interesting piece of software.

I didn't know you can lose image quality by simply rotating an image 90 degrees, although I started to suspect that when I rotated some RAW images in EasyShare 5.1 and they didn't look as good as the originals...

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Old Oct 24, 2005, 5:48 PM   #8
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IF its a good photo, and you want to keep it, never save it as a jpeg after editing, always save it as a bmp or tiff, or any other uncrompressed, lossless format. Each time you edit/save a jpeg it gets worse.

A raw image, if worked on and saved as a raw format, tiff, bmp etc will not lose quality, as it is not compressed each time you save it.

Hard drives are cheap these days, excellent photos and precious memories are harder to get hold of.
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Thanks, Wag...nice program

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Old Oct 24, 2005, 7:14 PM   #10
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Thanks for the link Wag.

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