On Wed, 2003-08-20 at 21:22, David McWilliams wrote:

> 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.

The rect-select allows to set a fixed aspect ratio. You can use it to
select the part of the image you want to keep, then crop to that area.
In GIMP-1.3 there's a menu shortcut for cropping to selection, while in
version 1.2 you need to use the "From Selection" button offered by the
Crop tool.

Yes, we should add an aspect ratio setting to the Crop tool to ease this
rather common task...


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