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Photo Folders

Using photo folders

With time, you’ll begin to accumulate quite a few photos on Canva. If you subscribe to Canva for Work, you can easily organize them into multiple folders to keep them neat and easy to access. If you have a personal Canva account, you won’t be able to see this feature.

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

Create a photo folder

To create a new photo folder:

  1. Open a design.
  2. Click on Uploads within your object panel.
  3. Click on the New Folder button.
  4. Your new folder will appear at the bottom of your Uploads section. Give your folder a descriptive name.


note: Photo folders are exclusively a Canva for Work feature.

Upload photos to a folder

To add new photos for a photo folder:

  1. Open the design you will be using custom photos for. If you are creating a new one, start a new design.
  2. Click on Uploads within your object panel.
  3. Click on the folder you wish to add photos to.
  4. Click on the green Upload Your Own Images button to upload photos. Alternatively, you can drag them directly onto your folder to add them to it.


note: You can upload a maximum of 200 photos in one folder.

Rename photo folders

Renaming a photo folder is as simple as creating one. To change a photo folders name, simply click on the folders name and enter the new name you wish to use.


Share your photo folder

Often, you’ll want to share the contents of your photo folder with an individual or your team members.

To do so:

  1. Click on the folder you wish to share.
  2. Click on the Share button directly next to the Upload Your Own Images button.
  3. From the dropdown, you can choose to share with your team.


Delete photo folders

Created a photo folder that is no longer useful?

To delete it:

  1. Hover over the folder you wish to delete.
  2. A small “i” will appear on the bottom left-hand corner of the folder. Click on it.
  3. Click on the Trash option displayed below the folder to delete it.


Delete uploaded photos

If you wish to delete an uploaded photo:

  1. Hover over the image you wish to permanently delete.
  2. The “i” button should appear. Click on it.
  3. Click on the Trash icon to delete the image.


note: To delete the photo you just uploaded, simply refresh the page and the “i” button should appear.


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