# How to resize canvas and background layer in GIMP?

I want to reduce the canvas size (and the background layer) from 500×500px to 16×16px. How to resize the canvas in GIMP?

• What have you tried? When learning a new software, take your time to explore the menu items – Luciano Mar 16 '17 at 9:44
• And read the user manual. – Michael Schumacher Mar 16 '17 at 14:35

If you want to resize the contents as well (layers, paths...) see Image>Scale image. If you want to just reduce the canvas size, see Image>Canvas size. If you have a 16x16 layer in the middle of large canvas, Image>Fit canvas to layers can also be a solution.