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Resize and crop your photo

You can edit a photo to better fit your design by resizing or cropping it.

note: All stock photos in Canva are high resolution, so you’ll be able to resize them as large or as small as you need. The image size will appear once you drag the photo while resizing.

Resize your photo

Photos can be resized keeping the same dimensions or freehand if you wish to resize any way you want.

Proportional – Resizing to keep the same dimensions of an image no matter how you enlarge or reduce its size.

  1. Hold down the Shift key on your keyboard while dragging the photo’s corner accordingly.
  2. Release the corner once you reach the desired size.

Freehand – Resizing freehand lets you resize the photo to change the contents of the image.

To resize freehand, click on the image.

  1. Select the photo you’d like to edit.
  2. To resize proportionally, hold down on a corner of the photo and drag to resize.
  3. Release the corner once you reach the desired size.

Crop your photo

You can easily crop your photos using the Crop button or simply by doing a quick crop.

Here’s how:

To crop your photos using the Crop button:

  1. Select the photo and click Crop from the toolbar.
  2. Hold and drag any of the photo’s corners to adjust the image.
  3. Drag the photo around to set a placement.
  4. Click ✔️Done on the editor toolbar to complete the action.


To do a quick crop:

  1. Click to select the photo.
  2. Hold and drag any of the photo’s edges moving it inwards or outwards to adjust the size.
  3. Release the edges once you reach the desired size.

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