Balsamiq Community Discussion

Export to PNG - add some padding or define canvas size


Hi there, when exporting to PNG it seems that the dimensions get cropped right at the content. Is there a way to add some padding? Or better yet, define the size of the canvas so that the png dimensions will match the canvas size. Is this possible?


Hi @ethmz,

Thanks for getting in touch about this.

Totally! Here’s a quick way to help with this:

  • Add a Rectangle control from the Quick add/UI library or draw it
  • Set its size to the desired one (if needed)
  • Send it to the back
  • Make it borderless and transparent
  • Export it to PNG

Hope this helps! Anything else, we’re here. :slight_smile:


I’d also suggest locking + duplicating it across multiple mockups (or save it as a master page or symbol) for consistent exports.