How To Upload Pictures In Canva

Canva has emerged as an excellent tool for designing visually appealing graphics for both personal and professional use. From creating social media posts to designing an entire website’s aesthetics, Canva has got you covered. One of the most useful features of Canva is the ability to upload your pictures. In this blog, we will be walking you through a step-by-step guide on how to upload pictures in Canva.

Step 1: Open Canva

Before anything else, you need to first access Canva. Go to and sign in using your credentials. If you don’t have an account yet, you can create one in just a few simple steps.

Step 2: Select a Design Template

Upon signing in, you will be directed to Canva’s dashboard, where you can see a myriad of design templates to choose from. If you have a specific design size in mind, you can create a custom design by clicking the “Create a design” button on the top right corner, and then select “Custom dimensions“.

Step 3: Upload Your Picture

Once you have selected your design template, it’s time to upload your picture. Click on the “Uploads” tab located on the left side of the design page. Here, you will find the “Upload an image or video” button. Click this and select the image you want to upload from your device.

Upon clicking the button, you will be prompted to select the photo or image you want to upload. You can choose images from your computer’s hard drive, or from other locations if your computer is networked.

Please note that the image file to be uploaded should not be larger than 25MB as this is the maximum upload limit for free Canva users. Pro users, on the other hand, can upload files up to 100MB.

Step 4: Use the Uploaded Picture

After your picture has been successfully uploaded to Canva, you can now use it in your design. Simply click on the uploaded image, and it will automatically appear on your design canvas. You can then resize, reposition, and edit the photo as you see fit.

Canva also offers various tools for editing your photo, such as filters, cropping options, and more. You can explore these on the top of the page once your image is selected.


That’s it! You have just uploaded and used a picture in Canva. The process is simple, user-friendly, and requires no prior graphic design experience. So go ahead, start uploading your images and let your creativity soar with Canva!