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Make complex edits simple with our AI photo editor

Take control of your image’s look and feel. Remove a distraction or add something in. Edit the whole image or just a part of it. Whether it’s an image for social media or a photo book for your family, edit it instantly using Canva Pro's AI photo editor.

Transform photos with magic

Ever wanted to do a complex edit, but never had the time or resources? Canva's AI-powered photo editor has your back. Transform your photos in a click with Magic Edit, powered by Stable Diffusion. Just click on an element in the photo or brush over an area, then type to add or replace anything in the image: put clouds, mountains, roses, anything! Let your imagination run wild, and turn text prompts into effortless edits with AI image editing.

Erase clutter and remove backgrounds

Erase objects and remove backgrounds in your images

Need to remove unwanted distractions? Canva's Magic Eraser(opens in a new tab or window) takes care of that. With the power of AI, our photo editor identifies individual elements in a photo for you, so you can simply click it, then delete. Want to make very fine edits? Use the brush and adjust its size to brush over the finer details you wish to delete. From stray cats to random street signs, our AI picture editor makes it easy to remove unwanted parts of photos.


Need to get rid of the entire backdrop? No worries. The once-tricky background removal process is now simpler with our powerful Background Remover or transparent Image background tool(opens in a new tab or window) — just one click, and any product or logo can stand out and shine.

Correct your photos, fast

Stop spending time manually selecting or removing outlines. Let Canva's Ai tools(opens in a new tab or window) work their magic and do it for you. When you upload your image, our AI-based photo enhancer automatically detects the foreground and background and allows you to adjust each of these areas independently. Changing the image background(opens in a new tab or window) has never been this easy! Take control of your photos with simple adjustment sliders. Find the perfect blend of warmth, brightness(opens in a new tab or window), and saturation to fine-tune your image. Strapped for time? Click Auto-adjust and get a sharper look with more defined colors and balanced lighting in seconds.

Fine-tune your focal point

Need to move subjects or tweak elements in your pictures? Say goodbye to endless hours of manual editing with Magic Grab(opens in a new tab or window). It isolates all the elements of your photo — the subject, the objects in the foreground, the items in the background — so you can simply click, then edit, resize, and reposition them individually. Quickly update any text in a photo using Grab Text.


Our powerful magic tools make any photo editable, just like a Canva template, so you can effortlessly redesign and refine your images.

Powerful edits, without the learning curve

Replace and add objects to your images

Quickly perform edits that would usually require complex and time-consuming tools. With Canva, you can edit, erase, and grab parts of your image by clicking or brushing over it — editing a photo has never been easier! Skip the learning curve. Edit using our AI photo editor and watch as Canva does hours of work for you in seconds.


All these photo editing features are available on every device. Plus, you can use Canva to convert PPTX to PDF(opens in a new tab or window) and keep the integrity of your creative work untouched.

How to edit a photo in AI

How to edit a photo in AI
Edit photos with AI

Launch Canva on your web browser or app to access our AI photo editor online. Choose a template or start a new design project from scratch.

Upload the photo you want to edit and drag and drop it into the layout. JPG, PNG, HEIC/HEIF, WebP, and SVG images are supported.

Click Edit image to access our AI image editing tools. Add new elements with Magic Edit, remove unwanted objects with Magic Eraser, or extend your image using our AI Image Expander. You can also use simple adjustments sliders to alter the color and lighting of your image’s foreground and background or hit Auto-adjust to get a crisp, clean photo in seconds.

Level up your photo with stylish filters and photo effects, add text to tell a better story, or resize your image to fit different social media platforms. You can also explore our extensive media library to find stickers, frames, icons, and other graphic elements to complement your design.

Share your AI-edited photo straight to Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and LinkedIn. Download it in a range of file types, create a shareable link, or get it delivered to your door as a print, photo book, hoodie, and more.
Edit photos with AI

Frequently Asked Questions

AI, or artificial intelligence, tackles manually intensive photo editing tasks in less time and effort. AI photo editing software makes it possible to fix and improve images and even create new ones without complicated tools. When you use AI to edit your photos, you can get professional-looking results that usually take hours in just a few taps or clicks.

Our image editor app uses AI to remove people and objects from your photos, adjust the color and lighting of specific areas, and generate an addition to your image based on the text prompt you provide. Simply tap, brush, or type and watch as it does hours of work for you in seconds. Once done, get your content out to the world. Share via email, schedule it straight on your social media, or use it in another creative design project.

Canva is always free for every individual. However, if you want to unlock premium features, individuals can upgrade to Canva Pro to easily create professional designs and content. If there are two or more people, upgrading to Canva for Teams provides access to premium features, and teams will love the content management, collaboration, and approvals features.
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