Aspect ratio is the width-to-height ratio of an image, usually expressed as two numbers separated by a colon. For example, the aspect ratio of an HDTV is 16:9, and the aspect ratio of a standard digital photo is 4:3.
When you change the aspect ratio of an image, you change the width and height of the image as a whole. That means that if you want to change the aspect ratio of a photo from 4:3 to 16:9, you’ll need to make the photo wider.
There are a few ways to change the aspect ratio of an image. The most common way is to crop the image.
Cropping changes the width and height of an image by removing pixels from one or more sides of the image. For example, you can crop a 4:3 photo to 16:9 by removing pixels from the top and bottom of the photo.
To crop an image in Canva, just click and drag on the pill handles of the image that you want to resize.
You can also use Canva’s resize tool to change the aspect ratio of an image or your whole design.
To do this, click on the “Resize” tab in the top menu, then select “Custom size” from the drop-down menu. Enter your desired width and height, then click “Copy & resize.”
Now you’ve changed the aspect ratio of your whole design!
Keep in mind that when you change the aspect ratio of an image, you’re also changing its size. So if you make an image wider, it will also be longer; if you make it shorter, it will also be narrower. That’s why it’s important to consider both the width and height when you’re changing the aspect ratio.
To change the aspect ratio in Canva, you have two options. You can either crop a specific image or resize your whole design by selecting “Resize” from the top menu bar. From there, select “Custom size” from the drop-down menu that appears, then enter your desired width and height. Once done, click the “Copy & Resize” button.