stretching an image to fit in a banner image with gimp

sometimes i need to get a square image to fit in a rectangle box

this is a way to do it with GIMP

get a square image, or pick any image (pexels)

fit it in this box..

For this one we will be using GIMP which is a free and easy(ish) to use image editor

How to do it in GIMP

here is the video i show you how to use the transform tool to add sides to this image, code is below this on how to fit it into the banner div.

HTML

<h3>Original Image</h3>
<p>this is the original non-gimped image</p>
<div class='original-img'></div>
<h3>Original Image in Banner</h3>
<p>this is the original non-gimped image in the banner, you can see how it zooms to fit in</p>
<div class='banner-img'></div>
<h3>Gimp Stretched Image in Banner</h3>
<p>this is the gimped image in the banner, you can see how it should fit in the banner a bit nicer.</p>
<div class='new-banner-img'></div>

CSS

.original-img {
height:400px;
width:400px;
border:1px solid #000;
margin-bottom:20px;
background:url(https://i.imgur.com/xlYfwDD.jpg) center no-repeat;
background-size:cover;
}
.banner-img {
width:100%;
height:300px;
border:1px solid #000;
margin-bottom:20px;
background:url(https://i.imgur.com/xlYfwDD.jpg) center no-repeat;
background-size:cover;
}
.new-banner-img {
width:100%;
height:250px;
border:1px solid #000;
margin-bottom:20px;
background:url(https://i.imgur.com/MHIjv2m.jpg) center no-repeat;
background-size:cover;
}

Original Image

this is the original non-gimped image

Original Image in Banner

this is the original non-gimped image in the banner, you can see how it zooms to fit in

Gimp Stretched Image in Banner

this is the gimped image in the banner, you can see how it should fit in the banner a bit nicer.

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