sorry for my English..

I have this image,

enter image description here

it is 468px x 531px and I to want to change to 792px x 1040.

I search on internet how does it, on image + Canvas size, my problem is when to change the size, change the image size, when I'll only to change the background size, not the image...

Can please someone help me and with easy words say how can do it? Thanks!

I want to have like this image

image what I to want

This image has 792px x 1040px.

The steps I to do for change the size from the image,

1)With gimp open the image,

first step

2) On File + New open a new window with 792px x 1040.

3)With Rectangle select tool select the image and copy it, and bring to the new Window

image on the new window

how to see, now the image from the product is smaller...

My question how can prevent this problem and become on this window the product image identical as the firs image ?

  • You mean you want this? Background resized, picture same size.. or resize the entire image without stretching, or...?
    – Tetsujin
    Apr 26, 2020 at 14:32
  • Thanks for your answer!, not ..I update my question..
    – jdgs56z
    Apr 26, 2020 at 14:43
  • Still hard to tell what you mean. that looks like you want "a bit of each" some enlargement, some padding… but it's still not really clear to me.
    – Tetsujin
    Apr 26, 2020 at 14:46
  • yes, I'll the image padding to the margin of the ram, but when to try it, it (the product)to become small...
    – jdgs56z
    Apr 26, 2020 at 14:57
  • I'll as you image, Background resized, and the image from the product also...
    – jdgs56z
    Apr 26, 2020 at 15:09

1 Answer 1


A convenient way would be to:

  1. Select the canvas color using the Gimp "Eyedropper" tool from the background color select box.

    enter image description here

  2. Choose Image > Canvas size... for this dialog:

    enter image description here

In this box enter the desired "Canvas Size", choose "Center" for centering the original content, "resize al layers" if applicable, and fill with "Background Color" as defined above for the following result:

enter image description here

  • Very thanks for your bother, ! all working gut that problem is that product (yellow backpack) to come to small i.imgur.com/64eoSkA.jpg it is possible with your method the product big to do?
    – jdgs56z
    Apr 26, 2020 at 16:15
  • 1
    Not in one go I am afraid, but you can always scale the original image prior to increasing the canvas size (Image > Scale Image).
    – Takkat
    Apr 26, 2020 at 16:18
  • Very Thanks! Now I have how I like.. i.imgur.com/oxmLTR6.png I wish you a nice day!
    – jdgs56z
    Apr 26, 2020 at 17:07
  • @jdgs56z phantastic - nice job!
    – Takkat
    Apr 26, 2020 at 17:46

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