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Resize and crop your photo

You can easily edit a photo to better fit your design by resizing or cropping your photo. There is a slightly different approach to cropping and resizing and photos that are inside of grids vs those out of grids. For greater control over the size and location of your photo within your design, we recommend applying a photo to a grid before editing it.

Resizing and cropping photos that are not in grids

To resize a photo that is not in a grid, simply click on the image you wish to resize and hold and drag any of the images corner’s to change its size.


To crop a photo that is not in a grid, double click on the image you wish to crop to bring up a small viewport. Then click, hold and drag any of its corners to crop your photo. Once you are happy with the new crop, click on the check (✔️) mark on the editor toolbar.


Resizing and cropping photos that are in grids

To resize an image that is inside a grid, simply click on the grid and hold and drag the grid corners until it reaches your preferred size.

To crop an image inside of a grid:

  • Resize the grid to your preferred dimensions.
  • Double click on the image inside of the grid.
  • Drag and hold any of the grid corners to resize the image within the grid.


tip: You can squeeze an image to fit inside of a grid by holding down Shift as you resize your image.

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