If you are anything like me, you upload a LOT of different images to use in Canva. The problem is that if you leave them all inside your Uploads folder, the likelihood of you finding a specific one again easily won’t happen. You will spend more time scrolling than if you had just uploaded it again. That is not so if you know how to categorize your images in Canva. Once you start doing that, it will be a breeze for you to find what you need. It’s really easy to do and you will wonder how you ever used Canva without doing it.
How to Categorize Images in Canva
Some of the features may be a bit difficult to find so I’m going to explain them based on the image. To get to this screen, all you need to do is start to create an image and then click on where your images are.
1) Uploads Folder – this is where your images default if you just upload them without being categorized. If you create any other folders they will also appear here. You can see an example is the other folder I have next to it called “Logos”.
2) To categorize a photo you have already uploaded and move it to a new folder, hover over the image. A lower case “i” will appear and it will show you the options under the photo.
3) You have the option of hitting the trash button and deleting it from Canva.
4) If you need an image you uploaded elsewhere and can’t find it, you can click the down-facing arrow to download it again.
5) If you need a new folder, click “New Folder” and then name your folder. It will then appear with any other folders you created.
6) This is where all of your folders will be listed. It currently shows where the image is. You can click the little drop down arrow to move the image to another folder that you have created.
Now, if you don’t want to keep moving images around to put them into folders — which will take forever and irritate you — simply upload the image into the specific folder. You do this by opening up the folder where you would like the image to go and then upload. It will then appear in that folder.
Don’t worry if you forget to open the right folder and the image defaults to another folder. Simply hover and move it to the desired folder.
It’s that easy! Now you can find images by category to save you time and from pulling out your hair!
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Heather Santo is a certified Virtual Administrative Consultant with over 15 years of customer service experience. She also spent time in corporate America as a Human Resources Manager performing generalist duties and specializing in recruiting. She now enjoys using her talents to serve her clients to give them a social media presence that shines through social media content and graphics.
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