Changing photo aspect ratio with QT 7 Pro

Can I use QT 7 Pro to change the aspect ratio of my iPhoto pictures so they can be used in HD video?
David

I guess it would be easyier for me to purchase Graphic Converter to convert all my JPEGs to 16:9 ratio to be used in Final Cut Express.
Again, this depends on what you are looking for in an application. I personally have never used Graphic Converter. If, for instance, it is able to batch process your photos, then it might be worth purchasing if that is what you are primarily interested in. However, any graphic application can change the aspect ratio of your photos—including Preview which, I assume, is already installed on your system. In fact, I recommend you try this work flow with a few sample photos to be sure it is the aspect ratio you really want to change. (I.e., most cameras use a 4:3 or 3:2 aspect ratio and changing the aspect ratio for the frame will introduce a distortion to the photograph subjects.) The more normal approach is to crop the photos to the desired aspect ratio in iPhoto and export the customized photos from iPhoto or import the customized photos directly into the target application.
In any case, simply open one or more photos in Preview, select a photo, open the "Tools>Adjust Size" option, deselect the "Scale proportionately" option, and enter the desired HD dimensions.
Example... This
becomes this...
In this case making the subjects appear fatter than the actually are which usually does not go over well with the women in the picture.

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