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Add and remove photos on your design

This article explains how to add and remove photos in your design. To know more about uploading, deleting, and managing your own photos, you can refer to our dedicated article about Uploading photos.

There are two ways to add and remove photos, depending on which version of the editor you’re using. Head over to our article about Canva 1.0 and 2.0 to find out which version you’re using.


Add photos (Canva 2.0)

  1. Open the Elements tab.
  2. Click the Free photos folder or the Photos tab to search for images.
  3. Select a photo you wish to use.
  4. Alternatively, open the Uploads tab to use a photo you’ve uploaded.
  5. Click on the photo to add it to your design, or drag and drop it onto the page.
  6. Feel free to resize or apply a filter.

note: If you have a grid added to the canvas, the photo will automatically snap to fill the grid when dragged.

Add photos (Canva 1.0)

  1. Browse through the media library or search for a photo.
  2. Alternatively, open the Uploads tab to use a photo you’ve uploaded.
  3. Click on the image to add to the design or drag and drop it into the page.
  4. Feel free to resize or apply a filter.


Delete photos from your design

  1. Select the photo you wish to delete.
  2. Click on the Trash icon from the toolbar to delete the photo.

Canva 2.0

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note: If you used grids, two other options will appear. Choose Delete image to delete the photo inside the grid or choose Delete element to delete the whole grid.

If you wish to delete the photos you uploaded in Canva, please check out the article: Upload and delete your own photos.

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