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How Do I Paste an Image Into Figma?

Last updated on September 29, 2022 @ 10:51 am

Designing with Figma is all about creating beautiful, impactful designs that tell your brand’s story. And one of the best ways to do that is by incorporating images into your design. But how do you add an image into Figma?

It’s actually pretty simple – all you need to do is drag and drop the image file into the canvas. But there are a few things to keep in mind when adding images to your designs.

1. Make sure the image is high-resolution

When you’re working with images, it’s important to make sure they’re high-resolution. This means they won’t appear pixelated or blurry when you export them.

To check the resolution of an image, simply look at the file size. The higher the number, the better the quality.

2. Consider the file type

Not all image file types are created equal. When it comes to quality, PNG and JPEG files are typically your best bet. But each file type has its own advantages and disadvantages.

PRO TIP: If you are planning to paste an image into Figma, be aware that there are some potential risks. First, when you paste an image into Figma, the image will be automatically placed on a new layer. This can potentially cause problems if you have already created layers in your design. Secondly, when you paste an image into Figma, the image will be automatically scaled to fit the canvas size. This can also cause problems if you have already created a specific size for your image.

PNG files:

PNG files are lossless, meaning they don’t lose quality when they’re compressed. This makes them ideal for images with lots of detail, like photos. The downside of PNG files is that they tend to be larger in size, which can make them slower to load.

JPEG files:

JPEG files are lossy, meaning they lose some quality when they’re compressed. But they’re much smaller in size than PNG files, which makes them faster to load. JPEGs are ideal for images with less detail, like illustrations or graphics.

3. Crop and resize your images

Before you add an image to your design, it’s a good idea to crop and resize it first. This will help you avoid any unwanted white space or distortion in your design.

4. Add alternate text

When you add an image to Figma, you also have the option to add alternate text (also known as “alt text”). Alt text is a short description of an image that’s used by screen readers for people who are visually impaired.

To add alt text to an image in Figma, simply select the image and enter your text in the “Alternate Text” field in the right sidebar.


Kathy McFarland

Kathy McFarland

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