There are certain instances when you need to crop an image to 16:9. If you’re looking to place an image on a television or cell phone, the vast majority of them have a 16:9 ratio, so placing an image with that ratio will fit just right every time.

Windows Photo Gallery, a free program in the Windows Essentials suite, fortunately makes this stupidly easy to do.

Load up Windows Photo Gallery and load in your image.

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Click Crop, Proportion, Widescreen (16×9)

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Resize the box to what you want displayed in the final image.

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Click Crop again; the image is cropped.

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Close the program, the image is saved with the new dimensions.

That’s all there is to it. Retrieve the image file and upload where you wish.