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How To Replace Image In Canva (4 Simple Steps!)

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I totally get it – you found an awesome Canva template and were ready to use it for social media, but uh oh, the image isn’t quite right.


But don’t worry. In this quick tutorial, I’ll walk you through how to replace image in Canva in just 4 easy steps. Let’s do this!

First up, the most common question:

Will it mess up my layout or formatting?

Nope, swapping the image will not affect the template layout at all. Your text boxes, shapes, and other elements will stay intact. Phew!

Let me show you step by step.

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How To Replace Image In Canva (Step By Step)

Below is the step-by-step guide on how to replace images in Canva:

1. Open Your Design

Go to the Canva website and then open the design whose image you want to replace from the Canva homepage.

To open your design, go to the ‘Recent Design’ section on the Canva homepage and scroll through all the designs on which you have worked in the past.

open a recent design

Then click on the design you wish to continue editing, and the design will open in the Canva editor.

2. Replace Your Design

Once you have your design in front of you, it is time to first find an image to replace the existing one.

To find an image from Canva’s wide collection of photos, click on the ‘Elements’ button from the left sidebar.

Then search for your specific image on the top search bar.

For example, my design is related to real estate so I will be searching for a ‘House’ photo to replace the existing one.

search for house

Then when Canva shows you various options, click on the ‘Photos’ button to get access to Canva stock photos.

Once you find a photo you like, drag it above the existing image and it will automatically get replaced.

Drag The Desired Image above the existing one

Or if you are not satisfied with the Canva stock photos then you can also upload your own by clicking on the ‘Uploads’ button and then on the ‘Upload Files’ button.

Now upload your file from your computer, and then drag that image above the existing one from the upload library to replace it.

Drag The Uploaded Image above the existing one

Note: you can choose to firstly, delete the picture. To do that, click on the image and then press the ‘Delete’ key from your keyboard. And then add the image to the frame as you normally do.

3. Adjust Your Image

After replacing your image, you can also adjust the image according to your liking.

Double-click on your image, as a result of which a boundary box will appear around it.

To reposition your image, while clicking the left button of your mouse drag the image right or left until you get your desired part of the image inside the frame.

reposition your image

Or if you want to adjust the image then double-click on it to open a left menu in front of you.

Now click on the ‘Adjust’ button from the new menu to get access to editing options like brightness, contrast, shadows, etc.

adjust the image

Now to apply an adjustment, drag the slider toward the right side, and to decrease the adjustment, drag the slider toward the left side.

4. Download Your Design

Once you are done replacing your images and want to save your design to your computer.

Then click on the ‘Share’ button from the top right corner of the screen and it will open a new menu in front of you.

click on share button

Click on the ‘Download’ button from the new menu to open downloading settings.

download your design

Now set the file type PNG to preserve the photo quality and then hit on the ‘Download’ button again at the bottom to start the downloading process.

FAQ- How To Replace Image In Canva

Below are a few frequently asked questions to help you out:

How Do I Replace One Element With Another In Canva?

Firstly, open a design and then click on the element that you want to replace. Now press the ‘Delete’ key from the keyboard to delete the existing element.

From the ‘Elements’ button on the left-hand side, click on your desired element to add it to your design and then position it in the exact same position.

Can I Remove Parts Of An Image With Canva?

Yes, you can remove parts of an image with Canva. Firstly, open a design and then click on the image whose parts you want to remove and a toolbar will appear at the top.

Click on the ‘Edit Photo’ button from the top toolbar and then on the ‘Magic Eraser’ button. Now the part of the image you want to remove, drag your cursor over it and it will get erased.

How Do I Remove An Image From a Frame In Canva?

If you want to remove an image from a frame in Canva, then first open the design that you want to edit.

Then click on the image to select it and press the ‘Delete’ key from your keyboard to remove the image from the frame.

Before You Leave

And there you have it – now you know how to easily replace an image in Canva!

See, just a few simple steps can give your design a whole new look by swapping out one key element.

I hope this quick tutorial helped explain the process and save you some headaches.

Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions about replacing images in Canva. I’m happy to help walk through it.

So go give it a try on your next Canva project and have fun finding the perfect images to convey your message!

I can’t wait to see what amazing designs you come up with. Thanks for following along with this quick guide. Now go crush it!

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