Question / Help Resize canvas VIEW (not “resize canvas”)

alexheizer

New Member
I’ve done a dozen searches on the forum and haven’t found the answer, so forgive me if I missed this...

Is there a way to resize how large the canvas appears in the window? It always appears as large as it can in the program window. When I add larger-resolution sources like an image, their bounding boxes extend way off the canvas and I have to move them around in order to grab the handles to resize them. For example, in Photoshop, you can zoom the view of the canvas in and out by hitting Cmd-+ and Cmd— without changing the canvas size.

Thanks,
Alex
 

Narcogen

Active Member
Right click > transform > fit to screen.

This will pull the handles in to the edges of the preview window so you can resize them.
 

alexheizer

New Member
Thank you. Actually, what that does is resize the Source to the window size. However, your reply led me to what I was looking for. If you right-click the canvas itself, one of the menu items is "Preview Scaling", which I can zoom out to three different sizes ("Scale to Window", "Canvas" and "Output".)
 

cloudzeratul

New Member
Late on the reply, but leaving it here for others searching for the solution.

To move the canvas (Drag Hand): Hold Spacebar + Left Click and Drag
To zoom the canvas (Incrementally): Hold Spacebar + Mouse Scrollwheel

Original Solution Post
OMFG, I immediately registered an account just to thank you my man. This shit bugged me for like 2 years! and now I finally know how to move it around. literally everywhere on the internet they told me "right click, scale to fit or 1:1 mode". It's just so damn annoying that I think there has to be a way... and you just have to hold spacebar, beautiful.
 

TonyMayo

New Member
Thank you. Actually, what that does is resize the Source to the window size. However, your reply led me to what I was looking for. If you right-click the canvas itself, one of the menu items is "Preview Scaling", which I can zoom out to three different sizes ("Scale to Window", "Canvas" and "Output".)
Do I need to change a setting or install a plugin for this? I have a fresh install of 26.1.1 on Windows 10. Right-click on the preview area and only Preview scaling options are "Window" and "Canvas" What am I missing?
 

Zelda21

New Member
Do I need to change a setting or install a plugin for this? I have a fresh install of 26.1.1 on Windows 10. Right-click on the preview area and only Preview scaling options are "Window" and "Canvas" What am I missing?

I had the same issue, you have to click right click on the preview and put it to a fixed size (not fit screen, so you can use space + mouse weel etc.)
 
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