Is it possible to resize an image (a Drawing file) within Google Drive?

I created a new drawing in Google Drive. When I download the image as a PNG file and then upload it to where I want to use it (Google+ profile), the image seems to be too large (Google+ is cropping the edges out). I would like to try to reduce the size of the image before downloading the PNG.

Note: I am doing this using only online tools since I am working on a Chromebook. Otherwise I would just use a desktop application to change the image size. Suggestions for other online tools that I can use to resize the image are also welcome!

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I wouldn't know how to change the image within Google Drive, but there are several online services for re sizing images, I've use this one and works perfectly: http://www.resizeyourimage.com/

  • Thank you for the suggestion. I also found that if I do a Select All on the image in Google Drive it gives me grabber arrows that I can use to resize. But it's difficult to get a precise size since there is no pixel count. Aug 7, 2012 at 0:05

The Google Drive Drawings seem to be vectors. There is no "pixel count" for vector images.

I find that select all and resize works well for shapes but less well if I have text (especially if different text boxes have different font sizes- then I have to change the font size for each box after the resize.


You can resize the drawing in inches- centimeters, points or pixels in the File->Page Setup menu.

I know this question is currently nine years old but Google pointed me here so I will get a current answer in here.


What I use and works great is Online Image Resizer.

Simple, fast and allows also some effects.

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