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Upload and delete your own photos

Want to use your own photos to give your designs a personal touch? You can easily upload photos directly from your computer to put them into your designs.

You can upload photos in two ways depending on your Canva editor version. Head over to our article about Canva 1.0 and 2.0 to find out which version you’re using.

note: If you are uploading photos using the mobile app, please check either of these articles: Upload photos (Android)Upload photos (iPhone), or Upload photos (iPad).

 

Upload photos from your computer (Canva 2.0)


To upload personal photos from your desktop:

  1. Open or create a new design.
  2. Click on the Uploads tab from the side panel.
  3. Click on the green Upload an image button.
  4. Select the files you wish to upload.

A bar will appear to show the progress of the upload. It will disappear once the upload is successful. You’ll find your uploaded images inside your Uploads tab.

If you wish to upload multiple photos at once, you can simply drag and drop the photos from your desktop to the Canva editor. You can also select multiple files when prompted after clicking the Upload an image button.

note: To ensure your photos can be uploaded to Canva, check out this handy article: Photo file requirements.

 

Upload photos from your computer (Canva 1.0)


To upload personal photos from your desktop:

  1. Open or create a new design.
  2. Click on the Uploads tab in your object panel. The Uploads folder will automatically load.
  3. Click on the green Upload your own images button.
  4. Select the file you wish to upload.

A bar will appear to show the progress of the upload. It will disappear once the upload is successful. You’ll find your uploaded images inside your Uploads folder.

If you wish to upload multiple photos at once, you can simply drag and drop the photos from your desktop to the Canva editor. You can also select multiple files when you click on Upload your own images.

 

Delete uploaded photos (Canva 2.0)


To delete uploaded photos:

  1. Click on the Uploads tab from the side panel.
  2. Hover your mouse cursor over the image you wish to permanently delete.
  3. Click on ••• which appears on the photo thumbnail.
  4. Select Delete.

note: If you wish to delete multiple photos at the same time, you can delete a photo folder containing images. Photo folders are exclusively available for Canva for Work subscribers.

 

Delete uploaded photos (Canva 1.0)


To delete uploaded photos:

  1. Click on the Uploads tab from the side panel.
  2. Hover your mouse cursor over the image you wish to permanently delete.
  3. Click on the “i” button that should appear.
  4. Click on the Trash icon to delete the image.

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