How To Add An Image In Canva

Canva is a user-friendly design tool that makes graphic design accessible to everyone. It offers a wide range of free and paid templates, fonts, photos, and elements to help you create stunning designs without needing any design skills. In this blog post, we will outline the steps to add an image in Canva.

Step 1: Sign in to Canva

To get started, navigate to the Canva website and sign in to your account. If you don’t have an account, you can easily create one by clicking on the ‘Sign up’ button.

Step 2: Choose a Template or Create a New Design

Once you have signed in, you can either choose an existing template from Canva’s library or create a new design by clicking on the ‘Create a design’ button on the top right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Open the Image Gallery

On the left-hand side of the screen, you’ll find different design elements like templates, photos, elements, text, and more. To add an image, click on the ‘Photos‘ tab. You’ll see a collection of free and premium images that you can use in your design.

Step 4: Add an Image to Your Design

There are two ways to add an image to your design in Canva. You can either drag and drop the image onto your design or click on the image and it will automatically be added to your design.

dragAndDrop(image, design); // This is just a pseudo-code to demonstrate the drag and drop feature
clickToAdd(image); // This is just a pseudo-code to demonstrate the click to add feature

Step 5: Resize and Position the Image

After adding the image to your design, you can adjust its size and position by clicking and dragging the corners of the image. Alternatively, you can use the ‘Position‘ and ‘Size‘ options in the toolbar at the top of the screen.

Step 6: Save Your Design

Once you’re happy with your design, don’t forget to save it. Click on the ‘Download‘ button in the top right corner of the screen. You can choose the format you want to save your design in, and then click on the ‘Download‘ button again.


Adding an image to your Canva design is simple and straightforward. It enhances your design and makes it more attractive. So, whether you are creating a social media post, an infographic, a presentation, or any other design, don’t hesitate to add images to make your design stand out. Happy designing!