Canva Features

Canva

Graphic design & video editing tool for web and print

4.71/5 (9,463 reviews)

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Approval Process Control
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Animation
Approval Process Control
Artwork Management
Asset Categorization
Asset Library
Asset Sharing
Audio File Management
Barcode/Label Management
Brand Guidelines
CAD Tools
CMS Integration
Change Management
Collaboration Tools
Content Import/Export
Content Library
Content Management
Content Sharing
Custom Fonts
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Customization
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Design Management
Design Templates
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Document Management
Document Storage
Document Templates
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Email Distribution
Employee Photos
File Management
File Sharing
Image Editing
Image Library
Label Designer
Media Library
Mind Maps
Mobile App
Multi-Channel Marketing
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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
Screen Sharing
Search/Filter
Shipping Labels
Smart Chart Legend
Social Media Integration
Social Promotion
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Task Management
Template Management
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Text Editing
Version Control
Video Editing
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Canva Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Canva's features:

Cameron S.

The best design tool for small business owners

2020-05-01

As a pro user, I have found Canva vital to our team's workflow in creating digital content for social media and branding.

Pros

- Easy to use design interface - Drag and drop builder and templates allow for quick everyday use - Premade sizes for social media and other templates - Convert sizes of designs instantly - Create a profile to manage brand identities - Easy collaboration with team members

Cons

A paid pro account is needed for the following: - High-resolution downloads - Instant resizing of designs - Unlocking more than 1 GB of storage

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Fidelis A.

Canva 2021 latest review

2021-01-19

My overall experience with canva is awesome. starting from its social login features which makes it easy and simple to login to its search box which makes it easy to select from the category the kind of content you want. it brand kits, color pallets, drag and drop feature for easy design and navigation. file conversion extension for easy product presentation. its space for saving your designs makes it good to access your design work at any time. it also has a custom size selection for your layout and recommended pixel for any type of presentation, social marketing, and brand design.

Pros

Canva is one of the best marketing, branding, and design software you can ever enjoy. in fact, to be honest, I have used this software/platform for more than 2 years and have made lots of money from their design templates using the Canva platform.

Cons

I can boldly say that canva is equal to the task because they update and upload new free and paid feature elements and designs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeff F.

Design in the hands of everyone

2019-09-20

Part of a design solution for a decentralized set of content contributors for social, web, and marketing pieces across a mid-sized university.

Pros

Very easy to use for even the most novice user to lay out simple designs like social posts, postcards and presentations.

Cons

Brand management tools are pretty lax, not a very compelling solution yet for tight control of your brand.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kirby B.

Easy Design Program for all Levels

2019-02-03

I also highly recommend trying the branding capabilities.

Pros

-easy, clean interface -great design templates make it easy to tweak and create your own style -large template library to create almost any type of document or project -text and alignment tools to ensure designs look polished -easy downloading for web and print -Canva for work allows even more advanced tools and access including branding tools that make creating color schemes and common fonts incredibly easy and streamlined

Cons

-site navigation is a little hard; sometimes difficult to locate the design elements from the search -file organization: I wish they had folders to organize documents into.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Melissa E.

Intuitive design app just keeps on getting better. Great for classrooms!

2021-02-12

The results are attractive, even for users who do not have strong graphic design or technology skills.

Pros

Canva enables users to create attractive designs (posters, presentations, brochures, handouts, etc.) using helpful templates and a simple drag & drop interface.

Cons

When searching for graphics or design elements using the free version, the search results sometimes include only a few items that are free and no option to filter results to show only those that are free.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeni B.

Very helpful for quick and easy image editing on cloud!

2020-11-27

We have developed incredible visual content for our blog, social media, and initiatives with minimal effort and in excellent timelines just by dragging and dropping.

Pros

You can specify your brand guidelines and colors in Canva so everyone in the team can use them and create excellent promotional materials.

Cons

It is also tricky to save your design when working on mobile.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sienna K.

Graphic Design for Non-Designers

2019-04-17

It is great because everything is perfectly sized and it is easy to import brand colors and fonts!

Pros

Canva makes graphic design easy for even non-designers!

Cons

I have had some issues where my designs wouldn't save properly and I would lose work, especially for "large" file with more intricate graphics.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Primary/Secondary Education company, 501-1000 employees)

Great choice for creating images, PDFs, brochures, web graphics, etc.

2019-02-04

Canva is my go-to graphical document creator on the web. 90% of my use is the free version but I've used the paid version for a few months and to get some of the premium features (resizing/upscaling projects and wider graphic library access mostly).

Pros

Most graphics are drag and drop and allow some customization of color schemes.

Cons

The monthly price for the paid version is a little steep in my mind.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Kerry D.

Canva Pro

2019-10-04

Templates are easy to adapt and brand and are shareable on the Pro plan.

Pros

The huge choice of design templates, for business and personal use.

Cons

The Canva app for mobile lets it down slightly, it lacks some of the functionality of the desktop version and isn't as user-friendly as some other design apps.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Eka S.

Canva is an internet marketer's best friend

2021-02-19

The experience of using Canva makes it very easy for me, if I need a ready-made design, I just have to create it, wherever you are, you can access Canva easily, because it can be via a desktop PC or laptop and you can also use it on your cellphone

Pros

There are mobile apps available for both Android and iPhone so you can still create designs when away from your computer.

Cons

Only a feature is available to export the final file in the form of a jpg, png or pdf.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Angela M.

Canva is a flexible tool for independent consultants

2019-12-31

It beats Word or PPT because it presets the dimensions for the output which makes it so much easier post production.

Pros

Canva is easy to use, with a drag and drop feature design template, sample templates.

Cons

There should be a way to import form anywhere on your mobile device.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Rafaela R.

Canva is just incredible

2020-02-13

A sensational, simple, intuitive platform with a perfect result, both in access and responsiveness are wonderful, in addition to the range of options and easy handling, including to save time and have a job well done.

Pros

The platform inspires creativity with its various models for posting content on social media, such as Instagram, Linkedin, YouTube and Facebook.

Cons

I miss more format options for exporting files.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Darlene B.

Canva is great for non-designers

2020-08-13

Canva has helped keep our brand consistent, helped me keep track of what is being made and sent out, has given those with no design experience make their own flyers as needed.

Pros

I like that they can be customized to fit my brand. I also like Canva Teams, it has created a nice workflow for me and I have more oversight on things that colleagues are making.

Cons

I wish there was a comment feature on files instead of getting tons of emails.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Patience M.

Creative app

2019-08-08

I am very impressed with canva. It has made our marketing materials more professional as well as reduce the costs of our advertising since we no longer outsource

Pros

Very diverse the features are unique as you can change backgrounds, filter etc. You can edit pictures and make a marketing materials like collages.

Cons

The software isn't very mobile responsive, on your mobile you can just lose your data if your didn't save it properly and you can't access your pictures on the mobile version that you would have uploaded.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Amanda H.

Makes graphic design easy for non-designers

2019-05-03

The ease of use of being able to drag and drop is what has the biggest impact on my business.

Pros

It eliminates the extra time it takes to search for or create new graphics when using other design software.

Cons

Unless you print it as a pdf first and then convert that pdf to an image file, the resolution is average at best.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel T.

Essential tool for marketing specialists

2018-12-31

To create post in moments is a very powerful tool, since it allows to save time of design with its templates and example models, to start creating daily design for my characters brands using canva with very professional results.

Pros

The most important feature is its easy use, it has a very intuitive interface and any user without knowledge in design can create very creative post or pieces in a few minutes.

Cons

It does not have an offline version to continue editing the images, but everything is saved in the cloud so there is no need to worry about repaldar the documents. It has hundreds of graphic resources to use and complement the designs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kacie H.

Ideal for sharp-looking visuals, no graphic design experience necessary!

2020-04-28

It began saving me 2-5 hours weekly when creating social media graphics, and I since expanded to using it for everything from party invites to professional looking PowerPoint decks.

Pros

Oh, and you can even order affordable printed copies of your designs - from holiday cards to posters, I no longer have to export and send to a vendor...

Cons

The mobile version, however, is a little less sophisticated and difficult to manage, just due to the small screen size and need of precision when dragging and dropping items with your finger.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jake H.

An Essential for Any Fresh Entrepreneur with No Graphic Design Experience

2019-12-03

What makes it even better is the mobile app. The mobile app is by far the most friendly graphic design app I've used on mobile devices.

Pros

How easy it was to use.

Cons

It also doesn't give you a ton of control over shapes and artwork other than resizing and rotating.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Audrey R.

Canva is Awesome!

2019-12-03

Canva makes it easy to create, access and update graphics files from anywhere.

Pros

I love the easy access to files, great design ideas and cool fonts.

Cons

It would be nice if it could export to another design service such as an Adobe product or even Publisher.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Caitlin W.

Quick and Easy Content

2020-04-09

With it’s easy to use platform and catalog of content, I can’t ever see a reason to stray from this program!

Pros

The development of brand colour schemes allows you to create mountains of content that all aligns with the style of your brand and allows you to be consistent when professional content.

Cons

Honestly, I can say that there’s not much I don’t like about this software, the majority of the content is free to access and I think that allows people to better make the shift from business owner to content creator

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Shianne P.

My business couldn't run without Canva

2021-02-07

Canva has been a lifesaver for my business in terms of branding for myself and product creation for clients.

Pros

I love the ease of drag and drop design with Canva.

Cons

Canva is behind on the clip masking and sometimes the transition form the desktop software doesn't match with the mobile app. The transition is an easy fix and I actually use it to ensure mobile matches desktop view.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Muhammad M.

Graphic Designing at your Finger Tips

2020-05-18

We do most of our graphic designing of day to day scale using Canva now, from Business Cards to Meeting Invitations and Announcements Canva helps us on daily basis.

Pros

I wouldn't say Canva beats them all, but it takes minutes to design professional business cards, party reminders, business flyers then what it takes to design them in Adobe Photoshop or other alternatives.

Cons

I have no issues with the web version but they need to pay attention to the Mobile App, it makes it a bit hard to work it on the go if you don't have an access to the Ipad Pro or your Laptop.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Capital Markets company, 11-50 employees)

The best graphic design software

2020-11-16

Canva replaces many of the graphic design softwares that i used in the past and is simple and reliable to use.

Pros

Simple and intuitive drag and drop editor with robust functionality that works in browsers and desktop.

Cons

Designing on mobile app is abit difficult

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sushil K.

Creative Designing Made Easier & Portable with Canva

2020-12-24

This application has become a one-stop solution for entire designing needs such as social media posts, logo design, flyers and brochure designs, presentations design, and much more.

Pros

This application's drag and drop feature makes it a handy designing tool even for non-professional graphic designers.

Cons

Though this application is available on mobile devices, I don't find it comfortable designing through it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Noura A.

Canva is the perfect design solution for small businesses

2020-01-09

I really enjoy Canva and so do my clients. I use it daily for my graphics.

Pros

I really enjoy the paid version and the features.

Cons

Because I share templates with my email list it would also be nice to allow them to copy my design without giving them editing permissions. I find myself going in daily to fix my designs because there's always someone who ignores the first document page with instructions on copying the graphic before editing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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