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Histogram Maker

Let the numbers tell the story with Canva’s free histogram maker. Create visually appealing histograms using beautiful templates and translate a huge data set into a concise, insight-rich graph.
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No more plain and boring histograms. Canva’s free online histogram maker helps you create a histogram that’s as insightful as it is beautiful. Although you’re working with a big data set, data visualization is quick and easy. Just choose a histogram template and customize it to your project in a few minutes.

More than 20 professional types of graphs to choose from

Professionally designed templates to fast-track your workflow

Data visualization made easy – no complicated software to learn

Publish, share or download your high-resolution graph

Embed your histogram in presentations, reports, and more with no fuss

Easy drag-and-drop tools, made with the non-designer in mind

How to make a histogram

  1. Open Canva — Launch Canva and search for “Histograms” or “Bar Graphs” to make a histogram online.
  2. Choose a histogram template — Browse our gallery of histogram templates and click the one that best captures your data set. Filter the results by theme, style, and color. Also, make sure that your histogram data—including the ranges and bins—are ready.
  3. Input your data — Plug your data set into the histogram template. Click the graph area of the template to edit the data. Place the frequency values on the y-axis. On the x-axis, place the lower value of each bin or interval. Add more bars as needed. Don’t forget to label each axis. Give your histogram a title, too.
  4. Personalize your histogram — Our histogram maker lets you personalize your histograms. You can color-code the bars to follow your brand colors. Change the font style and size of the labels. Add images or illustrations to spruce up the histogram. Customize the roundness of each bar or the spacing in between. To emphasize the frequency distribution, you can superimpose a line using the "Draw" tool or any line element in our media library.
  5. Download and share — Once you’re done creating a histogram, download it as a PDF, JPG, or PDF file. Add it to your reports, research paper, or presentations. Quickly share your histogram with teammates via social media or email. Or embed it on your website.
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What is a Histogram?

A histogram is a special kind of bar graph or chart that demonstrates how often something occurs. It shows the frequency distribution of a continuous data set. A histogram also groups data into ranges known as bins. Each bin is represented by a vertical bar, and the height of the bar shows how often the variable appears.

See astonishing insights within seconds

Histograms involve a big data set, but Canva’s online histogram maker makes data visualization super quick and easy. Simply copy and paste your data set from your sheet, and you’ll uncover the frequency distribution and outliers in seconds. No need to start from scratch, either. You have beautiful, 100% editable histogram templates at your disposal. From demographic data to survey responses to behavioral patterns, every data set will come to life with our histogram generator.

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Glam up your histogram

Who says histograms should be plain? Create Canva magic using our powerful histogram creator. Color-code each bin; use your brand colors or follow the theme of your project. Play with font styles and add descriptions in clear, readable text. Add illustrations or icons that complement your numerical data. You can also use your own photos. Upload your images, drag and drop them to the histogram template, and use our built-in photo editor to spruce them up. With endless customization options, each histogram you make will be a visual delight for any worksheet, lesson plan, or math presentation.

Bring the whole team in

The team that designs together succeeds together. Share the project with your teammates and make a stunning histogram together. Thanks to the online histogram maker’s collaborative function, you can generate insights as a group and get richer interpretations. Discuss the implications of a right-skewed histogram or examine the possible explanations behind a left-skewed distribution. Leave comments about the outliers, polish the descriptions, or turn your canvas into an online whiteboard for brainstorming and planning, complete with sticky notes and graphic elements. You’ll surely meet your research goals faster!

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Share your histogram instantly

How far can your histogram go? As far as you want it to! You can download your histogram as a PDF or image file and share it online. Add it to your class project or proposal for a client. Your histogram will look good in your pitch deck at work or as a social media card for your research group. Put it in a report, review, or research paper. Embed it to your site, print it as an infographic poster, or add it to your visual Canva Docs.

Common histogram shapes

Histogram Components - Normal Distribution

Normal distribution

A symmetric histogram that’s shaped like a bell
Histogram Components - Right-skewed


A histogram that peaks to the left of the center
Histogram Components - Left-skewed


A histogram that peaks to the right of the center
Histogram Components - Bimodal distribution

Bimodal distribution

A histogram with two distinct peaks or modes
Histogram Components - Uniform distribution

Uniform distribution

A histogram with consistent frequencies and no clear peaks
Histogram Components - Random distribution

Random distribution

A histogram with no clear pattern

Histogram templates

Everybody loves a beautiful graph, and our histogram templates will help you make one. You’ll create histograms that are clear, concise, and captivating. What’s more, you get to customize it. Just choose from the templates below to get started.
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