Do I need to credit Canva when I use Canva’s images?

Whether or not you need to credit Canva when using designs depends on a number of factors:

If your design consists exclusively of elements that you uploaded and created yourself (i.e. you haven’t used any elements from our image library), you do not need to include any form of attribution.

If you’re using elements from our image library for personal use, such as for a school project or on your personal social media profile, you do not need to include any form of attribution.

If you’re using elements from our image library for a permitted commercial use, such as for promoting your company or event, you do not need to include any form of attribution. However, you’ll want to consult our One Time Use License to ensure that your commercial use is permitted, since some forms of commercial use, such as promoting products for resale, are prohibited.

If you’re using elements from our library for editorial use, such as inclusion in a published news article or commentary, you do need to attribute the creator of the element in question. You can do so by including the note “©[insert Contributor’s Name] via Canva.com” next to the image, or in your project’s credits page. You can find the name of the contributor of any element by clicking its information button in the search pane.

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Whether or not you need to credit Canva when using designs depends on a number of factors.

If your design consists only of elements that you uploaded and created yourself, you do not need to credit Canva.

However, it may be a different situation for other design uses. Please consult our Help Centre article in the following link:

Do I need to credit Canva when I use Canva’s images? 

Please also do feel free to have a look at our One Time Use License Agreement for your specific design use. 

Please do let me know if you have any additional questions, I'd be glad to make things more clear!

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