|This is a 4:3 ratio photo displaying on a wide screen – 16:9. Notice the black bars on either side?
|This photo is widescreen format (16:9) so the picture gets the benefit of the whole screen.
There may be plenty of reasons for this of which I am unaware. All I know is that I want my pictures to fill the screen. If I can’t take them that way, I can crop them after the fact.
Using Google PhotosYou can easily use Google Photos editing tools to crop to the 16:9 ratio. That’s what I did in the photo example above. The one on the left was how the iPhone took the photo, on the right is my cropped version.
- Open the photo with Google Photos and click the pencil icon to edit
- Click the Crop/rotate icon
- Click the button to see the constraints for cropping
- Choose 16:9
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