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Uploading photos

Photos are a powerful design element that can help you set the tone of any design piece. The right photo can help you transform a good design into an outstanding one. Add a personal touch to your design by uploading your own photos.

With Canva, you can upload your photos from your computer or directly from Facebook, and pop them into your designs.

Uploading photos from your computer

To upload photos from your computer:

  1. Click on the Uploads tab in your object panel.
  2. Click on the Uploads folder.
  3. Click on the green Upload your own images button.
  4. Select the file you wish to upload.

You’ll find your uploaded images inside your Uploads folder.


tip: As a Canva For Work subscriber, you can create your own photo folders to organise your uploaded photos. You can also access your company logos right from the upload 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.

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Uploading photos from Facebook

To upload photos from Facebook:

  1. Click on the Uploads tab in your object panel.
  2. Click on the Facebook folder.
  3. Click on the Use Facebook photos button.
  4. Log in to Facebook.

Canva will automatically upload all of your photos on Facebook.


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

Delete an uploaded photo

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.

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note: To delete a photo you just uploaded, simply refresh your page and the “i” icon will appear.

If you are uploading photos using the mobile app, please check out the articles Working with photos (iPhone) and Working with photos (iPad).

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