Canva Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Canva

Graphic design & video editing tool for web and print

4.71/5 (9,430 reviews)

Canva overview

What is 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.
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Pricing

Starting from
$12.99/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Albania, Algeria and 46 other markets, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Brazil, Chile, China, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Norwegian (Bokmal), Turkish, Dutch, Japanese and 35 other languages, Russian, French, Danish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Czech, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Indonesian, Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Estonian, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Romanian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Slovenian, Thai, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Canva user reviews

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Katherine K.

Would You Recommend? Too Late, Already Have.

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-18
Review Source: Capterra

I make graphics for our companies and occasionally clients, in a whole variety of capacities. I have used Canva to create newsletter graphics, social media posts for Twitter, Facebook, Pintrest, Tumblr, Instagram, and Reddit, brochures for products or services, infographics for conferences, and more.

Pros
I have been using Canva since I began teaching myself to make graphics over two years ago. It has served me well in both simple projects (like graphics for social media) or full-on gif animations. They continually add new features and content and are always revamping the suggestions for "fresh" ideas. It's also super easy to share your project to other people or places, and you have quite a few download options for your files. And it is SUPER easy to use, the user interface is very intuitive and if you have questions their docs are great!

Cons
I have very few complaints, and the ones I have are pretty niche issues. Systematically I don't see issues at all! But sometimes it can be hard to format a picture correctly due to their "snapping" feature that snaps whatever element you're using to the nearest part of the picture the program "thinks" you want to use. For example, if you try and move a circle to a centimeter away from the middle of the graphic you're creating, it will automatically center itself and won't let you un-center it without an enormous amount of fuss. But this is minor and doesn't really happen often for me!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Charity W.

User Friendly Design Software For Individuals And Small Businesses

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-04-30
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Stephen P.

Canva is Great for Social Media

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-31
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Heather H.

Great product for social media marketing!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-02-23
Review Source: Capterra

Great experience! I love the various layouts available for business to play around with in order to create the best layout! Five stars, hands down!

Pros
This product is great for customizing social media marketing strategies. It’s a platform that allows you to be as creative as you want. There are great layouts as well as options to create the layouts you would want. Great for beginners who need assistance with layout ideas. Great customization options!

Cons
There wasn’t anything particular that I found least exciting. Overall Canva is great. No dissatisfaction thus far.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Dipannita M.

A Great Design Tool

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-04-10
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with canva is pretty much satisfactory. Not every design tool will give you the opportunity to work in the cloud with so many design options. Besides, it is quite easy to use and user-friendly. I would happily like to recommend it to others.

Pros
Canva is a great design tool. Even if you are a beginner level designer or don’t have much design skill, canva has everything to help you out. There are many templates which are ready to use and you just need to improve it by using your creativity. As I work for my clients as a social media manager, I need a lot of images to post on their social media pages. In that case, it would have been a tough job for me if I didn’t have canva. Now, I can make images of specific sizes to post on Facebook, Instagram or even on Twitter. Furthermore, it has a great dashboard which is so much easier to use. Moreover, canva has a great mobile application. On top of that, you can save your creation in the cloud and download it in your desired formats as well.

Cons
There are some rooms that can be improved further. They should improve their resource section. The photo library, elements, and other resources should be upgraded. Other than that, canva is a great tool for designers.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Canva pricing

Starting from
$12.99/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
View 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 features

Access Controls/Permissions
Collaboration Tools
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop
Search/Filter
Version Control
Workflow Management

API (406 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (315 other apps)
Alerts/Notifications (419 other apps)
Commenting/Notes (300 other apps)
Communication Management (303 other apps)
Document Management (497 other apps)
Document Storage (382 other apps)
File Sharing (402 other apps)
Mobile Access (315 other apps)
Task Management (324 other apps)
Third Party Integrations (388 other apps)

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Additional information for Canva

Benefits

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.