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Photo folders (Canva 2.0)

With time, you’ll begin to accumulate quite a few photos in Canva. You can easily organize these photos into photo folders to keep them neat and easy to access.  Photo folders are exclusively available for Canva for Work subscribers.

Photo folders also become handy when you’re working on designs that require you to use multiple photos. Instead of having to search through all your photos, you can collect related photographs into folders and access them all in one click. 

note: This article discusses how to create and manage photo folders on Canva 2.0. If you’re using Canva 1.0, head over to our article on Photo folders (Canva 1.0). If you don’t know what version of Canva you’re using, head over to our article about Canva 1.0 and 2.0 to find out.

Create a photo folder


  1. Open the Folders tab in the side panel.
  2. Click + Create new next to the Photo folders label.
  3. Type in a name for the new folder.
  4. Choose the viewing access for the team your account is associated with.
  5. Click Create folder.

note: Photo folders can hold a maximum of 200 photos in one folder.

Display photo folders


If you need a particular set of images for your design, you can display its photo folder in the object panel so you don’t have to keep opening the folder.

To display a photo folder:

  1. Open the Folders tab in the object panel.
  2. Scroll down to find the photo folder you need.
  3. Click on the folder to see its contents. This will automatically display as a tab in the object panel.
  4. Simply open the photo folder’s tab when switching between tabs in the object panel.

Hide photo folders


Close a photo folder to remove its tab from the object panel.

To hide a photo folder:

  1. Open the photo folder’s tab in the object panel.
  2. Hover your cursor over the tab.
  3. Click the x that appears in the top left corner of the tab.

Move photos to a folder


  1. Open the Uploads tab or the Folders tab in the side panel to locate the photo you need.
  2. Hover your cursor over the photo and click the ●●● button in the top of the thumbnail.
  3. Choose the Move to folder option.
  4. Scroll through the popup or use the search bar find the folder you’d like to put the photo in.
  5. Click on the folder.
  6. Open the folder in the Folders tab to make sure that the photo was moved to the right place.

Rename photo folders


A project name might change and you might need to update your photo folder by renaming it.

To rename a photo folder:

  1. Open the Folders tab in the side panel.
  2. Hover your cursor over the folder and click the ●●● button in the top right of the thumbnail.
  3. Click the Rename option.
  4. Type in the folder’s new name.
  5. Click Done to finish.

Share your photo folder


You may want to share the contents of your photo folder with your team members.

To share a photo folder with your team:

  1. Open the Folders tab in the side panel.
  2. Hover your cursor over the folder you need and click the ●●● button in the top of the thumbnail.
  3. Click the Share option.
  4. Type in email addresses of whom you’d like to share the folder with.
  5. Click Done to finish.

Delete photo folders


  1. Open the Folders tab in the side panel.
  2. Hover your cursor over the folder you wish to delete and click ●●● button in the right of the thumbnail.
  3. Select the Delete option.

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