Have you ever struggled to resize an image in Canva without awkwardly cropping off important parts?
I’ve definitely been there!
I’d be designing a social media post and want to make a photo fit better, but couldn’t figure out how to resize it smoothly without cropping it.
The good news is that Canva makes it super easy to resize images proportionally once you know where to look.
But how to resize image in Canva without cropping?
Don’t worry, in this quick tutorial, I’ll show you how to resize images in Canva without cropping.
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How To Resize Image In Canva Without Cropping
Follow the below steps to know how to resize an image in Canva without cropping:
1. Open Your Design Containing The Image
Login to your canva account and open the design that you want to work on.
If you don’t have any such design then you can click on the ‘Create a Design’ button from the top right corner of the Canva homepage to open a new design type.
Note: if your design does not have an image then you can either click on the ‘Photos’ button to add Canva stock photos from the left sidebar or upload your own by clicking on the ‘Uploads’ button from the same left sidebar.
2. Resize Your Image
Once you have your design containing the photo opened, you can proceed further to resize it.
There are two methods for resizing an image in Canva:
a) Manual Resize
If you have a Canva free account, you can only use this method to resize an image on Canva. You can’t take advantage of the 2nd method mentioned below.
Click on the image you want to resize, as a result of which a boundary box will appear around it indicating that it is selected.
Once the image is selected, you will see resizing handles (small circles) around the corners of the boundary box.
While pressing the left button on the mouse, drag one corner of the boundary box away from the image to make the image bigger in size.
Or you can drag the corner of the boundary box closer to the image to make the image smaller in size.
To resize the image proportionally from all the corners, just hold the “Alt” key on your keyboard and drag any one corner of the image.
Note: you can use all four corners of the boundary box to resize the image according to your need.
b) Resize Button
If you are a Canva Pro user then you can take advantage of this step.
Firstly, right-click on the image, and from the options that appear in front of you click further on the ‘Set Image As Background’ button.
Then click on the ‘Resize’ button from the top of the screen.
Now a new menu with resize options will appear in front of you. If you have a specific dimension for resizing your image then you can type it (width and height) in the custom size category.
Note: if you want to resize your image from landscape to portrait then you can also swap the width’s and height’s numerical value.
Or if you do want to have a specific dimension in your mind then you can also click on one of the design types under the ‘All’ category.
You can choose from Facebook Post to Instagram Stories, from Presentation to Animated Logo, etc.
If you still can’t make up your mind on which design type to click then you can also click on multiple design types.
Lastly, click on the ‘Resize’ or ‘Copy & Resize’ button at the end according to your liking.
3. Download Your Image
Once you get satisfied with the image in front of you then you can click on the ‘Share’ button from the top right corner of the screen.
From the new menu, click on the ‘Download’ button to open the download settings.
Set your file type to PNG and then again click on the ‘Download’ button at the end to start the downloading process.
FAQ- How To Resize Image In Canva Without Cropping
Below are a few frequently asked questions to help you:
How Do I Resize An Image In Canva Without Aspect Ratio?
You can easily resize an image in Canva without an aspect ratio by manually dragging the corners of the image. If you drag the corner of the image away from it then the image become bigger in size.
And if you drag the corner of the image closer to it then the picture will become smaller in size. You can play around with all 4 corners to resize an image in Canva without an aspect ratio.
How To Resize A Design In Canva?
To resize a design in Canva, first, open a recent design from the Canva homepage and then click on the ‘Resize’ button from the top of the screen and follow the exact same process as mentioned above.
To know in detail, have a look at your other blog ‘How to Change Page Orientation in Canva’.
Before You Leave
I hope this quick tutorial revealed how seamless it is to resize images in Canva while maintaining the original proportions.
I use this trick on every design now to resize images for each layout.
And maintaining that high image quality keeps your Canva creations looking polished and professional.
Give it a try on your next project and Let me know if you have any other Canva questions!
I love helping people master all the handy canva features that aren’t obvious at first glance.
Thank you for reading.
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