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I'm new to Paint.net, and I didn't set the default image size and canvas size before uploading a small image and playing with it.  Then when I started to draw a freehand picture, my canvas was so big that it left a thin horizontal stripe of "paper" to use.  I tried resetting the image size to 800 (wide) by 600 (high), but that looks pretty small, compared to the canvas.  Can you advise on both?  Thanks.

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Hi there. :)

Welcome to the forums.

 

I'm not sure if I fully understand. But, have you tried zooming in and out, or exploring things found under the "View" tab? For example go up to the Menu Bar, click the View Tab, click Actual Size. It should adjust your view/zoom of the canvas, if your image isn't super big, your view should become more normalized.

 

Also, I want to enlighten you and encourage you to check out the forum rules, http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/2932-read-first-the-rules-yes-you-read-this-2013-12-21/ (particularly #11). Posting on old threads isn't a good idea, You are better off starting your own new thread.

 

Sorry if I wasn't much help, but I hope you will become more familiar with Paint.NET and the forums and enjoy both of them. :)

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I have several different sizes of canvas saved in a folder in my Pictures library. When I want an alternative to PDN's default size I just right click on the icon in the taskbar and choose the one I want from the list. I have pinned them so they don't get overwritten by other recently opened images.

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Hi, joannelrubin.  I've split this discussion off into its own thread.  As Cc4FH said, the rules prohibit posting on older threads.  It helps keep the forum clean.  :-)

 

Thanks, and good luck!

 

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I have several different sizes of canvas saved in a folder in my Pictures library. When I want an alternative to PDN's default size I just right click on the icon in the taskbar and choose the one I want from the list. I have pinned them so they don't get overwritten by other recently opened images.

 

This is a great idea!

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I have several different sizes of canvas saved in a folder in my Pictures library. When I want an alternative to PDN's default size I just right click on the icon in the taskbar and choose the one I want from the list. I have pinned them so they don't get overwritten by other recently opened images. 

 

 

 

That seems like more clicks than just changing the canvas size and by setting the secondary color to transparent first you won't get any added color.

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