Maximizing With The Expand Tool

Transform and Enrich your images with the Expand Tool without the hassle of cropping or patchworking multiple images. Utilizing AI technology, seamlessly expand your images by integrating additional visual content into your work. Whether you are looking to to extend your image to the left, right, top, or bottom the Expand Tool has you covered. With a simple click,  the ability to view generated options before deciding gives you the ease and flexibility to help make your images bigger and better.

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Step 1: Open your photo in BeFunky’s Photo Editor and select Expand from the Essentials section of the Edit menu.

Step 2: Select a desired aspect ratio from the drop-down menu. Select either Landscape or Portrait for the image orientation. A transparent region will appear around the image and is where the image will be expanded.

  • Click and Drag the corners of the canvas to change the ratio of the canvas for a Freeform canvas size. To maintain your selected aspect ratio, you must Resize the image within the newly expanded canvas by clicking and dragging the image corner.

The original image size will appear next to the left of the new expanded image size.

Step 3: Reposition the image within the expanded workspace by selecting and dragging the image around as needed. 

Step 4: Click the Expand AI button to expand the image.

Step 5: Move the Fade Edge slider right or left to increase or decrease how much the edges of the original image blend with the expanded region.

Pro Tip: Use the Clear button to clear the expanded region. Readjust the canvas ratio, then resize and reposition the image if needed. 

Step 6:  Select the Regenerate button to change the expanded region.  You can select the Regenerate button multiple times to see a different generated option. Use the undo and redo buttons to move through the different generated images that have been presented.

Step 7:  Once you have decided on an image, click Apply to save your changes. Continue adding to and editing your creation. If you're done, be sure to save your project


Our Expand tool uses Generative AI. Keep in mind that it can yield unexpected outcomes, particularly with intricate scenes or human figures – such results are algorithmic and not reflective of our perspective.

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