The following image cuts when used as a logo here. I want to increase the size of the transparent background so it fits in properly without the underneath cut, as shown here. Using Gimp 2.8, how can I accomplish this?

Cut Image enter image description here

Any help is apprecited :)


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You probably want Fit canvas to layers: http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-image-resize-to-layers.html

And it could be that you didn't know about the difference between the canvas - the visible area of the image, and layers - the parts that the image content consists of.


Fixed it after playing around in Gimp for a bit.

  1. Open the image in Gimp.
  2. Press "R" or "CTRL + A" to select your image.
  3. Right click on the image, select: FX-Foundry -> Image Effects -> "Resize Image to Layers...".
  4. Enter a numeric value for: Border Size (Pixels), I used 45.
  5. Select "OK" to apply the changes and press CTRL + E to export the image.

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I hope this helps! :)

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