How to Resize Images Using Paint 3D on Windows 10

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If you need to perform a simple task like resizing an image on your Windows 10 PC, you don’t need to use software with a steep learning curve like Photoshop. You can do it using Microsoft Paint 3D. Here’s how to do it.

Open Paint 3D on your computer by typing “Paint 3D” into the Windows search bar and selecting “Paint 3D” from the search results.

Search for Paint 3D

Once opened, select “Menu,” which is located in the upper left corner of the window.

Menu option in Paint 3D

Then click on “Insert”.

Select the insert option in Paint 3D

Once selected, File Explorer will open. Navigate to the location of the image you want to crop, then click “Open.”

Select and insert an image

The image will now appear on the Paint 3D canvas.

If you want to save 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 select “Edit with Paint 3D” from the menu.

Right click on the image and click Edit with Paint 3D

Paint 3D will open with the image inserted. Now is the time to resize image. Find and click on the “Canvas” option in the header menu.

Canvas option in the menu

The canvas options will appear in the right pane. In the “Resize canvas” section, you will find the width and height of the current canvas. Before modifying the dimensions, check or uncheck these two options:

Lock aspect ratio: Logically resizes the image if you change any dimension (width or height) of the canvas. This prevents the image from distorting and stretching.
Resize the image with the canvas: With this option enabled, the image will also be resized when you change the canvas size. In most cases, the canvas is the image, unless you insert an image without a background. In this situation, Paint 3D will give the image a solid white background.

To properly resize an image, we recommend that you check both options.

Lock aspect ratio and resize image with canvas

You can also choose to resize the image in pixels or percentage. Choose the option you prefer by selecting the arrow in the box to display the drop-down menu, and then selecting your preferred option.

Pixel drop-down menu

Next, enter the figure you want to resize the image on in the width and / or height box. If you have checked the option “Lock aspect ratio”, the width of the image will be automatically resized when you change the height, and vice versa.

Resize gif image

The image will now be resized. Save the image by selecting Menu> Save or by using the Ctrl + S shortcut key.

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