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Hi All,

I am a newbie...well more of a lurker. I have used paint.net for small photo touch-ups of my daughters. But now I'm starting a small business and actually starting to use more tools.

I had our logo done by a graphic designer and to save on money I am doing the layouts for ads, flyers, business cards etc. When I copy our logo into a new layer it is super big compared to my canvas size. I cant seem to figure out a way to scale it down in ratio. When I click on the corners it allows me to scale down, but not to ratio. When I select image-resize (Ctrl+R) and do a percentage it cuts off portions of the logo or select by absolute size it wants to change my canvas size.

I'm sure this is a totally dumb question for you guys, but it's making me pull my hair out, LOL

Thank you boltbait.smile.png

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While you drag the corner, make sure you hold shift

No, Paint.NET is not spyware...but, installing it is an IQ test. ~BoltBait

Blend modes are like the filling in your sandwich. It's the filling that can change your experience of the sandwich. ~Ego Eram Reputo

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You could resize the logo prior to importing with Image > Resize. Make sure that the checkbox "Maintain Aspect Ratio" is checked.

Remember to use File > Save As... to save the reduced size image (you don't want your original to be permanently affected).

More > http://www.getpaint..../ImageMenu.html

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Image->Resize won't ever cut anything off.

You may have clicked on Image->Canvas Size.

I think he tried Image->Resize after pasting the large image onto the small canvas.

Image->Resize changes the canvas size, then adjusts everything within the boundaries to fit. If you wish to resize the large image you are pasting, either use image->resize before copying it over or adjust it after by holding shift and dragging the corner.

No, Paint.NET is not spyware...but, installing it is an IQ test. ~BoltBait

Blend modes are like the filling in your sandwich. It's the filling that can change your experience of the sandwich. ~Ego Eram Reputo

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