Maybe I've missed your question entirely, but if I haven't, you might 
consider resizeing the canvas (don't rescale the image, resize the canvas).  
Use the move tool to move the layer so the stuff off the canvas is the stuff 
you'd rather lose.  Save in your favourite image format and presto.

On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 12:22:23PM -0700, David McWilliams wrote:
> I don't know of a easy way of doing this, so I guess that's why I am
> asking.
> I used a digital camera that can give me output @ 1600x1200, an aspect
> ratio of 1.33:1. As we all pretty much know, standard photo prints most
> commonly come in 6"x4", 1.33:1, or 7"x5", 1.67:1, 10"x8", 1.25:1.
> Is there a way of accurately cropping a print to a desired aspect
> ratio. For example, I have a 1600x1200 shot that has some stuff that I
> could loose, but still be left with a image good for an OK 7"x5". If I
> just resize it to an appropriate aspect ratio, I still get the junk.
> What I'm looking for is some kind of 'selection box', or a selectable
> aspect ratio, standard or not, that is also resizable that will enable
> me to select a portion of an image and get rid of the rest.
> Is there an easy way?
> Hope this makes sense to someone.
> Thanks in advance,
> David
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