Drag to resize canvas size in GIMP the way I do it in MSPaint?

Any time I prefer Microsoft Paint over GIMP it’s because in Paint you can simply and swiftly drag the canvas borders to enlarge it or crop it. I cannot understand why this feature is lacking in other editors.

Is it maybe somehow hidden? Can I do it in gimp?


Changing canvas size in Gimp

In Gimp we can use the Crop tool enter image description here (Shift+C) to quickly drag the canvas to a new size.

To allow growing as well as crop we need to check Allow growing in the toolbox as shown below.

  1. Draw a box for the new size

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    The exact geometry of the new image will be shown in the bottom line while dragging.

  2. Press Enter to apply

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    The new background will be filled with the background colour as soon as we flatten the image to integrate the previous image’s layer.

  3. Click Image / Fix Canvas to Layers if you see “This active layer’s pixels are locked” and the background matches the Gimp GUI.

Source : Link , Question Author : Tomáš Zato – Reinstate Monica , Answer Author : NobleUplift

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