About Canva

Canva is an easy to use graphic design and video editing tool that allows you to design and publish anything using an intuitive drag-and-drop editor. Canva's users can choose from thousands of design layouts for any project, including presentations, social media videos, posters, flyers, invitations and more. Supplement these templates with your own assets, or use Canva's included library of free stock imagery, videos, animations, music and fonts.

Canva Pro, Canva Enterprise, Canva for Education, and Canva for Not-For-Profit users also get access to an additional set of features to make creation easier, including background remover, magic resize to instantly change your designs to fit where you're planning to publish, and additional premium images, videos, animations, music and fonts. They can also set their team up for greater success, with defined brand fonts, colours and logos, unlimited folders and storage, version history, and content calendar.

Pricing starting from:

US$12.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Canva

Easily create a variety of professional-grade marketing materials, including videos, presentations, social media graphics and more, for organizations of any size, within any industry.

Expert or hobbyist, anyone can use Canva's drag-and-drop editor to create high quality web graphics and videos, as well as print media.

Canva provides thousands of customizable layouts for a wide selection of documents including videos, presentations, newsletters, reports, calendars, infographics, menus, brochures and more.

Canva allows organizations to save their brand’s colors and upload custom logos and fonts, as well as share photo folders and designs with teams.

Users are able to publish or print directly through Canva, whether it's sending a video directly to their YouTube channel, or having a carefully crafted photo album delivered straight to a relative.

Devices

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Markets

Andorra, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Albania, Armenia, Angola, Antarctica, Argentina, American Samoa, Austria, Australia, Aruba, Åland Islands, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bahrain, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Caribbean Netherlands, Brazil, Bahamas, Bhutan, Bouvet Island, Botswana, Belarus, Belize, Canada, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Denmark, Algeria, France, United Kingdom, Hong Kong SAR China, Indonesia, Italy, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, United States, South Africa

Supported Languages

Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, sr-cyrl, zh-hant

Pricing starting from:

US$12.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Canva: 66

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Animation
  • Approval Process Control
  • Artwork Management
  • Asset Categorisation
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Sharing
  • Audio File Management
  • Barcode Generation
  • Barcode/Label Management
  • Brand Guidelines
  • CAD Tools
  • CMS Integration
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Import/Export
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Sharing
  • Custom Fonts
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Design Management
  • Design Templates
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Distribution
  • Employee Photos
  • File Management
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Label Designer
  • Media Library
  • Mind Maps
  • Mobile App
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Offline Editing
  • Offline Presenting
  • Org Chart Creation
  • Pattern, Color & Art Storage
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Presentation Tools
  • Print Management
  • Printing Services Integration
  • Product Labels
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Real Time Editing
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Labels
  • Smart Chart Legend
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Promotion
  • Step-by-Step Wizard
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Version Control
  • Video Editing
  • Video Support
  • Visual Discovery
  • Watermarking
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(9,501)
Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Avendanogonzalezs L. Avendanogonzalezs L.
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  • Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Hooped on Canva: The best desition for NonCreative Professionals

Reviewed on 16/04/2020

Once you get in ¨the Flow¨you will be able to create any Ad or other product that you can create...

Once you get in ¨the Flow¨you will be able to create any Ad or other product that you can create with Canva in a very short period of time. Of course, it will be a nice way to start from scratch and learning each day a new way to add a visual value that can lead you to attract new customers.

Pros

As a professional, I have no chance as a Designer. Definitely I am not what a can recall ¨an artist¨, but, since I started to use CANVA, I have a revolutionary change in the way I create my ads for my job. Once I got the patience and the creativity starts to flow, I became an exceptional artist (jocking....of course, it is in my standards). Canva is the best software to create your own Ads and it is a very user-friendly solution. I love it. Now I am testing the Canva Pro, so maybe I will be creating a better than ever Ads for my customers, empowering my job in a very complex world right now. Do not waste more time, and hooped on Canva.

Cons

The problem is not the software, the issue is the user. If you plan to make any Ad and create a very empowering idea to attract new customers, you must take your time and of course, use all the potential of Canva. It is a very cool software, so you have to spend some time learning what you can create. Be smart, spend time and make some ads. It is the only way to learn and maximize your potential.

Charity W. Charity W.
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

User Friendly Design Software For Individuals And Small Businesses

Reviewed on 30/04/2021

Canva is user-friendly and affordable. It has made creating designs easy and fast. Designing...

Canva is user-friendly and affordable. It has made creating designs easy and fast. Designing marketing materials for both our offline and online audiences now costs less and doesn't consume much time.
The pros for this product outweigh the cons, I would therefore recommend this software to anyone who isn’t an expert on graphic design and still needs to create appealing and professional-looking materials without spending too much time or money.
It is ideal for small businesses.

Pros

Canva is affordable and easy to use which makes it ideal for most of our marketing personnel who have little graphic design experience. We do a lot of brochures, flyers, create ads, and social media graphics for our properties. Creating content for the various social media platforms has never been easier.
It has thousands of high-quality templates to use in designs for almost any occasion which are easy to customize. It also allows one to upload their own images to use on the platform.
The platform supports various file formats which makes it easy to work with for the team.
It stores the designs for future use and we can download them into different devices to use elsewhere, for instance, post as a status or part of the catalog on the Whatsapp platform.
The availability of tutorials and designing courses makes it easy to use and learn new things.
The availability of a mobile version of the software is a huge plus. Creating designs while on the move is amazing. Our team doesn’t have to wait to get back to the office to create a poster or social media post for that amazing property that they want to take online immediately.

Cons

The software has limited photo editing functions and a lot of features like resizing images are locked in the premium version. It is also not flexible enough for an expert designer who wishes to create designs from scratch.
Whereas there are thousands of templates to use on the platform, a lot of designs lack uniqueness as popular designs are used by a lot of businesses.
They can do better on the customer service. The ease of reaching the support team and the response time to concerns raised should be looked into.

Sarah S. Sarah S.
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

I've been using Canva for 6 yrs. for a reason!

Reviewed on 14/10/2021

I've seen the evolution with Canva over time. Reading some of their own articles from what they...

I've seen the evolution with Canva over time. Reading some of their own articles from what they conceived of their brand, I don't think they ever expected to grow the features to this extent. I haven't seen a program quite like it besides Crello, but Crello just seems like a buggy version of Canva.

I am looking forward to seeing Canva grow in its video editing/production game. Their options right now are limited. And although I use Wondershare Filmora for video, I would like to use Canva for shorter projects.

Pros

Even though I have the Adobe Suite, I use Canva more because of its ease of use. There's tons of templates to use, tons of vectors, images, video footage...the list goes on. I love that I can create my own templates and interchange elements easily. There are certainly things that Canva doesn't offer, which is when I go to Photoshop, Lightroom, and Illustrator. But really, you can do more with Canva than what most people think: you can remove backgrounds, add a drop shadow, add an outline to your isolated image, add in neon text effects, add in animations to your graphics...okay, this list could get lengthy. You get the point, there's a reason why Canva is my go-to.

Cons

I mean, there's some limitations with Canva compared to the Adobe Suite, but I'm not expecting Canva to become the next Adobe. Their purposes are different and I appreciate them for the unique capacities they provide. Some limitations: the text effects are not going to be as customizable as what you can do with the styles feature in Photoshop. In general, you're not going to be able to customize to the extent that you can with the Adobe Suite.

I guess one of my only semi-big complaints is that the filters to edit photos are pretty limited. Compared to Fliker's old Picnik and the old Photoscape program, the photo editing options are minimal. I would like to see options added like image retouching: blemish removal, facial retouching with a softening feature, etc.

Also, there are times when the audio files they offer are included with your pro membership, yet, I get flagged on Youtube that my account is using something that is not royalty-free and that I cannot monetize that particular video. That's pretty frustrating and I'm not sure why that happens.

Stephen P. Stephen P.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Canva is Great for Social Media

Reviewed on 31/05/2019

It's not bad for someone with no design experience as long as they are willing to pay more for...

It's not bad for someone with no design experience as long as they are willing to pay more for printing. For the higher cost of printing you could pay a professional such as myself to design for you and print at a lower cost and higher quality. The application is bad for the overall marketing industry because it has lowered the quality standard and impact of advertisements being created by business owners who think they understand marketing, design and printing. I recently said to one of my clients who owns a high end auto detailing business and tried to create some marketing materials on his own, "I don't now how to properly wax and detail my vehicle. I would probably ruin the paint job somehow if I were to do it myself. That's why I hire a professional. I wouldn't expect you to be able to handle a design, print and marketing job either because that's not what you do." In short, stick to what you know and leave the rest to professionals. It will cost you less in the long run.

Pros

It's very easy to use and offers a ton of design content for free. You don't necessarily need to search outside of Canva for images but you can if you want. It's great for designing simple social banners or marketing materials quickly but there is a catch. They are trying to sell you printing services and their pricing is not competitive with quality printers.

Cons

I recommend Canva to clients who need to create social media marketing images. I have worked with clients who need me to print postcards, flyers or brochures that they designed on Canva and there are issues. Canva is trying to sell printing services. Their design templates are sized and setup for the printer companies they outsource to. If you design on Canva and download the files to send to a professional printer then those files are not setup correctly and require alterations to be printed. That's if there is room for alterations, but not all designs will allow for easy alteration so therefore the customer is forced to print on Canva at higher costs.

Emanuella O. Emanuella O.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Functional graphics tool for inexperienced users

Reviewed on 28/08/2021

It's very easy to use, and I love the extensive library of visuals, texts and templates.

It's very easy to use, and I love the extensive library of visuals, texts and templates.

Pros

Canva is affordable and easy to use, making it ideal for most of our marketing people who have little experience in graphic design.
It has high resolution images which makes it very attractive to use.

Cons

The only minor thing is the inability to use it offline. Although it's not as impressive considering the ease of use.

Alternatives Considered

CorelDRAW

Reasons for Switching to Canva

I have no experience in graphic design and therefore for me Canva met all my needs
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Canva FAQs

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Canva offers the following pricing plans:

Canva Free | Canva for Education | Canva for Not-for-Profit: free forever Canva Pro: from $12.99 USD per month for the first user, then $6.99 per month for each additional user Canva Enterprise: from $30 USD per month

Canva has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Canva supports the following languages:

Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, sr-cyrl, zh-hant

Canva supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Canva integrates with the following applications:

Activity Messenger, Box, Brandfolder, Bynder, Dropbox Business, Emojicom, Google Drive, Google Maps, Heyzine, HubSpot CRM, LinkedIn for Business, Microsoft PowerPoint, Moovly, OneDrive, PageProof, PandaDoc, Pardot, PowToon, Publer, Slack, Twitter, simplebooklet

Canva offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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