How can I use a photo where the sides are getting cropped off?

If you have a landscape photo, the sides may get cut off if being used a full page photo or cover photo. To adjust for this, you need to add a border to the top and bottom or resize the photo so there is a border all the way around it.

To do this, create a 300 dpi 8" X 10" (for covers), or 7.75" X 9.75" (for photo pages or section dividers), canvas in a third party photo editing program. Create a background of a color of your choosing. Once you have chosen a color, Import or Place your photo over the background and size it so that the entire photo is visible. You can go as far as adding your own text if you want.

When you're done, save the image as a jpeg and import it into the designer. If you added your own title, make sure the Background color in the display options is set to transparent.

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    kelley sims

    I don't understand how to do this. Have cropped my photo down but still can't get it all in.

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    Kelly Hartlen

    The tool for adjusting the size of a photo to import is not very user friendly. I can't get my photos to adjust to my specific pages. I've tried to crop them but that doesn't work. Is there an easy way to do this that I'm just missing?