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Change the color of an image to add mood and atmosphere

Edit image colors for free using Canva’s online photo editor, with no design skills or complicated software necessary. Manually adjust color properties, apply preset filters, and edit background colors all in one place.

One-click color changer for images

Add filters and effects to your photos

Replace colors in your image to give it the vibrancy it needs. Whether you’re a professional artist, beginner designer, or simply someone dabbling in the world of image manipulation, edit your photos effortlessly with one-click filters and effects(opens in a new tab or window) in Canva’s powerful photo editor. Brighten your vacation photo by highlighting orange shades from the Summer filter, achieve that raw, grainy portfolio with blush tints from Edge or Drama, or colorize a black and white(opens in a new tab or window) and turn it into an instant artwork. When you’re in a pinch, our preset filters save you time and effort so you can focus on what matters most: creating quality content that resonates with your audience.

Customize the overall look and feel

Adjust the colors of parts in your photos

Have your subject stand out in a photo by singling them out or muting the backdrop. Canva’s AI photo editor automatically detects and isolates the foreground and background for editing, making it easy to adjust the colors of parts of your image. Enhance(opens in a new tab or window) contrasting hues to create visual interest in your landscape shot, or tweak details to make your profile picture pop. Want more customization options? Add harmony to the brightness, contrast, and saturation with our easy-to-use sliders and take control of your photos. Change the colors of your image as little or as much as you like, and quickly give it a creative touch on Canva.

Compelling images across all platforms

Change the colors and accents of your photos

Change photo colors depending on where they will be posted or how they will be used. Accent reds and pinks to fit your Valentine’s Day sales campaign, use gold and silver hues for your wedding or graduation invitation, or make your website or social media images green to match your eco-friendly brand’s identity. Canva’s intuitive photo editing tools allow you to easily change the colors of your PNG or JPG image, so you can expect richer, deeper colors and a high-quality image resolution every time.

How to change the color of an image

How to change the color of an image
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Open Canva on your browser or mobile app to access our free online photo editor.

Upload your desired image, and drag and drop it onto the canvas. Or choose from the available stock photos in our extensive media library.

Select your photo and click Edit image. Use our built-in photo editing tools to change the color of your pictures. Adjust the brightness, contrast, warmth, and shadows with easy-to-use sliders. Apply dramatic, whimsical, or retro filters to spice up your images. Or take advantage of our AI-based tools to modify the color and lighting of your picture’s foreground and background.

Customize your image further by inserting text in trendy fonts or finding icons, illustrations, stickers, and other graphic design elements from our library. You can also crop or flip your image to reframe it or add borders and frames for an extra layer of style.

Download your final image in high-resolution JPG, PNG, and other image output formats. Add it to an existing Canva design or publish it straight from the dashboard to your social media accounts.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Head to the App Store and download our iOS app to access our free online photo editor. Upload the image you want to edit by selecting the purple + icon in the bottom left corner. Choose a design project that fits your needs or tap Use your own photo to link your device’s photo gallery. After uploading your image, select Edit photo and use the bottom menu options to change the color properties. Once done, tap Save to use your image in a design or download it to your device.

Change the color of parts of a picture using our app on desktop or mobile. When you upload your photo, our AI image changer detects the foreground and background automatically, allowing you to alter the color and lighting of these areas independently.

Changing colors can make some aspects of your photo or the entire content stand out. Color adjustments can also help images look cohesive in a promotional or thematic album. More importantly, editing image colors can deliver a specific look, feel, and vibe depending on your purpose.
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