How Do I Increase Resolution in Canva?

Increasing the resolution of an image uploaded to Canva is a great way to ensure that your design looks as clear and crisp as possible. Canva’s free online design tool allows you to upload photos and illustrations and adjust them to fit different sizes, shapes, and resolutions. With a few simple steps, you can dramatically increase the resolution of any image in Canva and make sure your design looks its best.

Step One: Select the image that you would like to adjust the resolution for. This can be done by clicking on the image within your project’s canvas area or by selecting it from the Photos & Illustrations tab in the left-hand sidebar.

Step Two: Click on the “Size” tab at the top of your screen. This will open up a dropdown menu that will allow you to adjust the size of your image. You can also click on “More options” at the bottom of this menu for additional size-related adjustments.

Step Three: Underneath “More options,” click on “Resolution.” This will open up a toolbar where you can adjust the resolution of your image from low-resolution (72 dpi) to high-resolution (300 dpi). The higher you set this number, the better quality your finished design will be.

Step Four: Once you have selected a desired resolution, click “OK” at the bottom right corner of your screen. Your image should now be updated with its new resolution settings.


Increasing resolution in Canva is easy and takes only a few clicks. By adjusting your images’ resolutions through Canva’s Size toolbar, you can ensure that each element of your design looks sharp and professional.

With these four simple steps, anyone can increase their images’ resolutions in Canva with ease!