I would like to gather some opinions on which method is better for optimizing the logo image uploaded by the journalist, with respect to resizing and cropping. There are 2 possible approaches-
Resize the image to a fixed maximum height/width while preserving the aspect ratio. Results in- Reduced size, same aspect ratio, whole image
Crop the image to a square (from center), before resizing to a fixed maximum edge length. Results in- Reduced size, square logo, parts of image lost which user cannot control if he/she uploads a non-square image
Which method looks more suitable? Any new suggestions are also welcome.