12 Replies Latest reply: Mar 10, 2011 4:36 AM by DanO-67
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All, I switched to Mac about 2.5 half years ago. Since then I have not been able to find a photo editing tool (including iPhoto and Aperture) that will easily crop a photo based on specific pixel size. The only reason I am maintaining an installation of Windows is just so I can use a free Windows application called FastStone Image Viewer which has basic editing tools that are easy to use.

I like to resize my photo's from my digital camera into specific aspect ratio's such as 16 x 10. The original is 3264 x 2448. I resize it down to 3200 x 2400. I would then like to crop it to 3200 x 2000 which would bring it to 16 x 10 ratio. This approach allows me to keep all of the original photo horizontally and just have to crop vertically. I've tried iPhoto's cropping, however, the pixel numbers (even when constrained) don't match to actual after cropping is done!

I am extremely frustrated after more than two years of this back and forth. Can anyone make any suggestions? I haven't been able to find anything on the internet regarding this and find it hard to believe that no one else has this problem... Help!

15 in MBP 2.4 early 09, Mac OS X (10.6.6)