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Upload photos (iOS)

Have the perfect photo saved to your device? You can use it in your design by uploading it on Canva for iOS.

Upload from Camera Roll


To upload photos from your Camera Roll:

  1. Create or open an existing design.
  2. Tap on the image in the design. This will bring up the photo editor menu.
  3. Select the Camera Roll tab and scroll through your library and choose the photo you’d like to use.
  4. Alternatively, you can tap on the All photos button at the bottom of the screen to select a particular photo folder from your device.

Take a photo from your phone’s camera


With Canva for iOS you can also take a photo with the camera. To do this:

  1. Create or open an existing design.
  2. Tap on the image in the design. This will bring up the photo editor menu.
  3. Tap on the Camera button, the first tile in the photo display.
  4. Allow the app access to your camera by click OK.
  5. Tap the white button surrounded by a gradient circle to take a photo. This will automatically replace the selected image on your design.

Access the Uploads folder


If you wish to use a photo you’ve previously uploaded using Canva’s desktop browser app, you can access your Uploads folder by switching the photo folder view.

To access your Uploads folder:

  1. Create or open an existing design.
  2. Tap on the image in the design. This will bring up the photo editor menu.
  3. Tap on the Camera Roll button found at the bottom portion of your screen.
  4. Select the Uploads: Canva option. This will load the contents of your Uploads folder.
  5. Tap on the photo you wish to use.

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