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File upload requirements

Photo file requirements

Photos uploaded to Canva must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be JPEG, PNG, or SVG files
  • File size must be less than 25 MB
  • Photo dimensions must not exceed 100 million pixels
  • Using the RGB color space

If your photos do not meet Canva’s photo file requirements, you can try changing the file format using online tools. Here are a few of our favorites:

note: If your photos are not supported under Canva’s upload requirements, you can check out our comprehensive image and media library.

Video file requirements

Videos uploaded to Canva must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be .mov, .gif, or .mp4 files
  • File size must be less than 100 MB

Take note that video files will not upload successfully if they are encoded with the following:

  • Apple Intermediate 
  • ProRes 4444 (ProRes 422 Supported)
  • HDV 720p60
  • Go2Meeting3 (G2M3)
  • Go2Meeting4 (G2M4)

SVG file requirements

When uploading SVG files in Canva, please make sure that your SVG file follows the following requirements:

  • All strokes, paths, and text boxes should be expanded (Select your artwork > Object > Expand)
  • Group shapes with the same color together
  • Avoid using textures and gradients in your illustration/icon
  • Ideal dimensions should be 150-200px wide
  • Fit your artwork within the artboard (Object > Artboards > Fit to Selected Art)
  • Remove all unnecessary layers, stray anchor points, and invisible objects
  • Must be saved with an SVG Profile of “SVG 1.1”

If you’re using Adobe Illustrator to create your SVG file, make sure you change the CSS Properties to Presentation Attributes before saving.

If you are still having an issue uploading your photos, please visit our Need help? – Uploading page.

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