How To Add An Image To Canva

With Canva, creating beautiful designs and graphics has never been easier. One key feature of Canva is the ability to incorporate your own images into your designs. Whether you want to create a stunning presentation, infographic, or social media post, adding an image to your design can make it more appealing and professional. In this blog post, we will walk you through the process of how to add an image to Canva.

Step 1: Log in to Canva

The first step in adding an image to a Canva design is to navigate to and log into your account. If you don’t have an account yet, you can create one for free.

Step 2: Create or Open a Design

After you have logged in, you need to either create a new design or open an existing one. To create a new design, click on the Create a design button on the upper right-hand corner of the homepage. If you want to open an existing design, go to the All your designs section on your Canva homepage and click on the design you want to edit.

Step 3: Add an Image to the Design

Once you have your design open, you can add an image. Here’s how:

  • Click on the Elements tab on the left-hand side of the screen.
  • Next, click on the Uploads button.
  • Here, click on the Upload an image or video button. This will open a file dialogue where you can select an image from your computer to upload.
  • Select the image file you want to add and click Open. Canva supports various file formats such as JPEG, PNG, and SVG.
  • Once uploaded, the image will appear in the Uploads section. To add it to your design, simply drag and drop the image onto your design canvas. Alternatively, you can click on the uploaded image, and it will automatically be added to your design canvas.

Step 4: Edit and Position Your Image

After you have added your image to the design, you can move, resize, or apply filters to it as required. Simply select the image and use the tools that appear on top of your design canvas.


Adding an image to your Canva design can significantly enhance the visual appeal of your design. The process is straightforward and user-friendly, allowing even beginners to create visually stunning graphics. So go ahead, start creating beautiful designs with Canva today!