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Import files onto your canvas
Import files onto your canvas
Import images and files directly onto your canvas.
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Written by Jen Butler
Updated over a week ago

You can quickly import many types of multimedia content to your murals.

Note: This article discusses the Import files option from the left sidebar menu of your canvas. You can also import images using the Images icon, which we cover in-depth in our Enhance murals with images article. (The end result is the same for either option.)


Supported file types

Supported image types

You can import images onto your canvas from the web or from your computer. The following image file types are supported (this is a non-exhaustive list):

  • jpeg.

  • gif.

  • png.

  • webp.

  • svg.

  • ico.

  • heic.

Note: We recommend keeping the file sizes below 2MB and 2300x2300 pixels, to keep a smooth and fast navigating experience in your murals.

Supported document and file types

The following file formats can be imported in Mural and will show a thumbnail preview:

  • doc.

  • docx.

  • odp.

  • ods.

  • odt.

  • pdf.

  • ppt.

  • txt.

  • xls.

  • xlsx.

  • Google Drive files.

Import files onto your canvas

You can import images, documents, and other files onto your canvas from your desktop, Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive account.

Note: You can also drag and drop images, files, or web links directly onto the canvas.

To import files onto your canvas:

  1. Click the Import files icon from the left sidebar menu.

    Note: If you have a smaller screen, you may need to click the More tools (three-dot) icon at the bottom of the sidebar to see the Import files option.

  2. Select where you want to import files from (Your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive) and, if prompted, sign into your account.

  3. Find and select the file you want to import.

  4. Click Open or Select on the import modal. (Or, simply double-click the file to select and import it.)

A thumbnail preview of the image or document will be added to your mural. From here, you can adjust the size, move it around the canvas, or extract pages from certain file types.

Open imported files

After importing a file onto your canvas, you should see a thumbnail preview of the file. Double-click the file thumbnail to open the file in a new tab. (Or, hover over the thumbnail and click Open.)

You can upload other formats to Mural such as zip, mp3, mp4, and any other audio or video format. These won't have a thumbnail preview of the file. Instead, you'll see a general file widget like this:

Double-click the widget or hover over it and click Open.

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