Have a large image to share? Use the tool at hand to make its size bearable: find out below how to resize an image in Paint 3D and Paint for Windows.

First, Would You Smear a Ballpoint Pen under Your Armpits?

Of course you would, like millions of people do every day.

When Helen Barnett Diserens came up with the deodorant roll-on at Bristol Myers in the 1940s, she took inspiration from a recent invention: ballpoint pens. Who would not smear them under their armpits after all, if they smell nice?

Now, after enlarging pens’ tips, how about shrinking images’ sizes? Here are the tips:

How to Resize an Image in Paint 3D

To quickly change the size of an image (so it will perfectly fit an email signature, for instance) in Paint 3D on Windows:

  1. Open the image you want to resize in Paint 3D. 
    • Tip: Click on the image with the right mouse button and select Edit with Paint 3D from the context menu that has appeared.
    • Alternative: You can also highlight the image and select Open | Paint 3D from the Open section of the Home ribbon in Windows Explorer.
  2. Click Canvas (Paint 3D Canvas Icon).
  3. Make sure Resize image with canvas is checked in the sidebar. 
  4. Now make sure Lock aspect ratio is checked under Resize canvas.
  5. Finally, make sure Pixels is selected under Resize canvas.
  6. Enter the maximum height or width under Height and Width respectively.
  7. Click the menu button.
  8. Select Save.

How to Resize an Image in Paint

To resize an image in Paint for Windows:

  1. Open the image in Paint.
    • Tip: Click with the right mouse button and select Edit.
  2. On the Home ribbon tab, click Resize (Resize in Paint) in the Image section.
    • Keyboard shortcut: You can also press Ctrl W to open the image resizing dialog in Paint.
  3. Select Pixels under By:.
  4. Make sure Maintain aspect ratio is checked.
  5. Enter the maximum width under Horizontal: or the maximum height under Vertical:.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click File.
  8. Select Save from the menu that has appeared.

(How to resize an image in Paint 3D and Paint for free tested with Paint and Paint 3D 4.1805 for Windows 10; updated December 2018; title image: StockUnlimited)