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How to Set canvas to 16:9 or 4:3 size for video work


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I am brand new to Paint.Net program. I discovered via a tutorial video making a transparent title in PowerDirector 9 Ultra video editor. The demonstrator used Paint.Net to create a 16:9 ratio canvas... but since installing your program I cannot figure out how to create a canvas to match these 2 video sized canvases. Can anyone help me with this? Have a great day, Jan.

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Image > Canvas Size

Check the 'By absolute size'

Uncheck the 'Maintain aspect ratio'

Type in the width and height you desire.

Now use 'Save As...,' to save a copy of the image (so you can reuse it as a prefabricated 16:9 template).

If you have several sizes for your images, but wish to retain the same ratio:

Open your 16:9 template and again use Image > Canvas Size.

This time check the 'Maintain aspect ratio' and type in one of the different dimensions (the other will automatically be updated to maintain the same ratio).

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Image -> Canvas Size is what you are looking for. Simply set your canvas width and height to you preferred pixel ratio (1920x1080 or 1280x720, I'm guessing.)

Thanks so much for this very helpful information. I wasn't sure what measurement I should use. This make sense now that you mention this. Thanks a million, Jan.

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Image > Canvas Size

Check the 'By absolute size'

Uncheck the 'Maintain aspect ratio'

Type in the width and height you desire.

Now use 'Save As...,' to save a copy of the image (so you can reuse it as a prefabricated 16:9 template).

If you have several sizes for your images, but wish to retain the same ratio:

Open your 16:9 template and again use Image > Canvas Size.

This time check the 'Maintain aspect ratio' and type in one of the different dimensions (the other will automatically be updated to maintain the same ratio).

Thanks for sharing this information. I so appreciate it. I would not have known how to go about this or how to save it as a template etc. Many, many thanks. Have a great evening. Jan.

QU: My next problem is trying to figure out how to install a plug in ... I tried earlier, but I failed miserably. Are you able to help me with this problem as well? Thanks again. Jan.

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