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Old 11-19-11, 12:01 AM
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Free program to crop pictures?

Anyone know of a free, simple program to crop pics? Tired of having to use ram hogging photoshop every time I need to crop a pic. Thanks!
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Old 11-19-11, 12:04 AM
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Re: Free program to crop pictures?

On a mac, you can do that with Preview. You drag and select the area you want to crop to, and then select "crop" from the tools.

If you do not have a mac, I am unable to assist.
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Paint?
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Re: Free program to crop pictures?

Paint.NET
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Old 11-19-11, 03:29 AM
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Re: Free program to crop pictures?

Picasa. But really, is RAM a problem in 2011?
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Re: Free program to crop pictures?

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Picasa. But really, is RAM a problem in 2011?
No wise ass it isnt. I have 3gigs of RAM I'm just looking for a SIMPLE program to crop.
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Old 11-19-11, 10:38 AM
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Re: Free program to crop pictures?

+1 for Paint.
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Re: Free program to crop pictures?

Ifanview. Love it for all cropping, resizing, batching, etc....
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Re: Free program to crop pictures?

x2 on irfanview.

Originally Posted by Mr. Salty View Post
Picasa. But really, is RAM a problem in 2011?
my computer used for cad at work only had 1gb of ram.
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x3 on Irfanview
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x4.

It has all the features Chris mentioned, and more, but still remains a good, fast viewer.
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Old 11-20-11, 07:01 AM
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x5 on Irfanview. It'll do anything you might want to do with images and it's free (unless you want to donate to the cause). Don't forget to grab the plugins which extend Irfanview's capabilities. -kd5-
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x6 for Irfanview.
x2 for PAINT.NET.

For just cropping, Irfanview is great.
If you want to do a little more (manipulating; layers), then PAINT.NET.
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Re: Free program to crop pictures?

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x6 for Irfanview.
x2 for PAINT.NET.

For just cropping, Irfanview is great.
If you want to do a little more (manipulating; layers), then PAINT.NET.
ook, will try it. thanks
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XnView

btw, that red lizard icon of irfanview really gets on my nerves.
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Paint.NET
Excellent program and I recommend it highly. It has some of the more useful features of Photoshop/Gimp but they are out of the way and all the common tools (to include crop) are front and center. The application is easily intuitive.
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