It’s possible to add images to your file with Place image and Link image, features available on the toolbar.
You can also find them in the File menu. Head over to and .
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 larger file size.
Link image places an instance of the image with a link to the original one. The instance is subordinate to the source and would listen to all changes that are happened with the master file.
There are some benefits to this method:
- Smaller file size, because an image is not included as part of the document
- LIve link to the image source, making it responsive to the changes outside Gravit. For example, if you decide to modify the source into the Gimp, all changes would be reflected in your .gvdesign file
The linked image is displayed only when the source file is available, so don’t forget to include the source when sending the file to your client or peer.
Insert via Clipboard
You can also paste an image from your clipboard with Paste (+ ), Paste in place ( + + ), Paste Inside Selection ( + + + ) or Paste here (Context menu).
Use the Open File (+ ) to open the image in the new document.