When creating a content extension, one of the available options for the Content type field is Images. If you select this option, the extension can import image files, such as photos or illustrations, into Canva.
If you're looking for the API reference, see /content/resources/find.


These are some examples of apps with content extensions that support images:
To find more examples, see

Supported image types

This section describes the types of images a content extension can import into Canva.


You can't import GIFs into Canva as images. You can only import them as embeds or videos.


  • Under 25 MB in size
  • Not more than 100 million total pixels (width × height)


  • Under 25 MB in size
  • Not more than 100 million total pixels (width × height)


  • Under 25 MB in size
  • Not more than 100 million total pixels (width × height)


  • Under 10 MB in size
  • Saved with an SVG Profile of "SVG 1.1"
The following elements are stripped from SVG images:
  • script
  • metadata
  • style
You must wrap SVG attribute values in double quotes, not single quotes. For example, version="1.0" is valid, while version='1.0' is not.
For additional requirements that apply to this content type, see Choose the best content types.

Additional considerations

  • Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) can interfere with the importing of images. To learn more, see CORS.
  • For guidelines on choosing the layout that’s most appropriate for your content type, see Choose the best layout.


This example assumes the extension is configured to support images.
const axios = require("axios");
const express = require("express");
const app = express();
app.use(express.static("public"));"/content/resources/find", async (request, response) => {
// Get a list of images
const { data } = await axios.get("");
// Create an array of resources
const resources = => {
return {
type: "IMAGE",
id:, // This ID should always refer to the same piece of media
name: ||,
thumbnail: {
url: resource.download_url,
url: resource.download_url,
contentType: "image/jpeg",
// Respond with the resources
type: "SUCCESS",
app.listen(process.env.PORT || 3000);
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