updated on 13 January 2019 | reading time: 2 minutes

Working with Images

Insert images

It’s possible to add images to your file with Place image and Link image, features available on the toolbar and also through File > Import > Place image and File > Import > Link image.

With Place image, you can import an image from your computer and insert it on the canvas. A copy of this image will be included as a part of the project, and this can result in a larger file size. If you open the file in another computer, the image will be still included.

Link image will place the image on your canvas with a link to the original one. The image is not included as a part of the project, and as a result, the file size will be smaller. If you open the file in another computer, the image will not be included. If you change the original linked image outside Gravit, on the next time you open the .gvdesign file, the modified image will be displayed.

You can also paste image from your clipboard with Paste ( / CTRL + V), Paste in place ( / CTRL + / SHIFT + V), Paste Inside Selection ( / CTRL + / SHIFT + / ALT + V) or Paste here (Context menu)

Note: when you insert an image that has larger dimensions then the current canvas the image is shrunk to fit inside the canvas/page. You can reset it to its original dimensions by clicking on “Original size” button in Inspector panel.