If you need to perform a simple task such as resizing an image on your Windows 10 computer, you do not need to use software with a steep learning curve such as Photoshop. You can do that with Microsoft Paint 3D. This is how it’s done.
Open Paint 3D on your computer by typing “Paint 3D”; in the Windows search bar and selecting “Paint 3D” from the search results.
Once opened, select “Menu”, located in the upper left corner of the window.
Then click “Insert”.
Once selected, File Explorer opens. Navigate to the location of the image you want to crop, then click “Open.”
The image is now displayed on the Paint 3D screen.
To save yourself a few steps before you even open Paint 3D, navigate to the location of the image you want to insert, right-click on it, and then select “Edit with Paint 3D” from the menu.
Paint 3D opens with the image inserted. Now it’s time to resize the image. Find and click on the “Canvas” option in the title menu.
The canvas options appear in the right pane. Under the section “Resizing canvas” you will find the width and height of the current canvas. Check or uncheck these two options before changing the dimensions:
- Lock aspect ratio: Logically resizes the image if you edit a dimension (width or height) of the canvas. This prevents the image from being distorted and stretched.
- Resize image with canvas: With this option activated, the image also changes when you resize the screen. In most cases, the canvas can is the image, unless you insert an image without a background. In this situation, Paint 3D gives the image a plain white background.
To resize an image correctly, we recommend that you check both options.
You can also choose to resize the image in pixels or as a percentage. Select the option you prefer by selecting the arrow in the box to display the drop-down menu and then selecting the desired option.
Then enter the shape you want to resize in the Width and / or Height box. If you selected the “Lock Picture Format” option, the image will automatically resize when you change the height and vice versa.
The picture is now changing. To save the image, select Menu> Save or with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + S.
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