It's all too easy to change the scale of a photo accidentally,
when moving it from your files into your layout. BUT, it's a simple
trick to avoid doing so.
In this example, I've imported my photo onto my background, but
to make room for other elements and photos, I need it to be smaller.
Activate the "grabber squares" by clicking on the Deform
When you grab a square, even the corner ones, and change the
size, it's easy to skew the photo thusly, and I see this on a
lot of layouts where I don't think it is intended (effect amplified
The simple trick is to remember to hold the right mouse button
down and grab a CORNER square only, any corner square. HOLD the
right mouse button down as long as you are dragging the size larger
or smaller. This will keep the photo (or any object) in the same
scale it started as.
Screenshots from PSP8 but is the same in all versions of Paint