How To Zoom Out A Picture On Canva

When it comes to online design, Canva stands out as a user-friendly and powerful tool that allows you to create impressive designs, even if you are not a professional designer. One useful feature you may need to use is the ability to zoom out on an image. This can be helpful when you want to get a complete view of your design or resize a graphic element. If you are unsure of how to zoom out on Canva, there is no need to worry. In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps to do so.

Step 1: Select The Image

You first need to click on the image you want to zoom out from. Once the image is selected, you will notice the resizing handles – small white squares – appear on the corners and edges of the image.

Step 2: Resize The Image

Next, to zoom out the picture, place your cursor over one corner of the image where you see a white square. Left-click and hold, then drag the corner towards the center of the picture. As you move the corner inward, your image will begin to shrink, effectively giving a zoom-out effect.

Step 3: Adjust Until Satisfied

Continue adjusting the size until you’re satisfied with how much you’ve zoomed out. If you need to zoom out further to fit a particular dimension, simply repeat Step 2 until you achieve the desired size.

Additional Tips:

  • If you want to maintain the aspect ratio of your picture while resizing, make sure to hold down the Shift key as you drag the corner of the image. This ensures that your image doesn’t get distorted while resizing.
  • Canva also provides a slider at the bottom of the workspace which can be used for zooming in or out. Just slide the controller left to zoom out and right to zoom in.


And there you have it! Zooming out a picture in Canva is a straightforward and simple process. This feature allows you to have a better view of your workspace and adjust the size of your images or graphic elements as needed. So, don’t be afraid to experiment with it to ensure your designs are perfect. Happy designing!