Uploading images in Cricut Design Space 3 is quite easy! I am sharing this post as a part of the Cricut Ambassador Program, but all opinions and thoughts are my own. This post contains affiliate links, which do not cost you extra, but helps support this site and bring future Cricut tutorials.
One of my most popular tutorials on this site is How to Upload Images in Cricut Design Space. This post uses DS2, which has now been phased out due to flash errors. Design Space 3 is a great upgrade. I share a tour of the new site in this post. The basic steps to uploading images are still the same, but the screen does look differently. Today I’m sharing an updated tutorial with screenshots to showcase How to Upload Images in Cricut Design Space 3.
I found this FREE Have Faith File over at The Hungry Jpeg. After a long time of searching, I found The Hungry Jpeg to be an excellent site with an easy to understand commercial license. If you are interested in creating Cricut items to sell, be sure to check out The Hungry Jpeg for your font and image needs.
I downloaded the Have Faith file. It came with an SVG, but I’m uploading it as a PNG (image file) for the purposes of this tutorial. If you are using SVG files, check out my post How to Upload SVG Files in Cricut Design Space.
To begin, open Cricut Design Space and click “Upload.”
Cricut Design Space will give the option of uploading an image or using the image as a pattern fill. I talk about pattern fill in the post DIY Printable Magnets. Click “Upload Image.”
Drag and drop the file or click “Browse” to find the file.
The image will appear, and you can select the Image Type. Each image type has a description. Since this image is black, it will be a simple image.
You will also be given the option to remove parts of the image that you do not want.
Once you’ve selected the image type and cleaned it up, the image will now show in your uploaded images.
You may now insert the image into your design grid.
Cricut Design Space makes it easy and walks you through each step. It is much more user friendly to download images than other brands of similar software that I have used in the past.
Are you interested in other “How-To” posts? Check out a few of these, or see the complete tutorial and project page.
Mary Jackson says
Do you know of a way to organize my saved designs in an orderly way? I spend lots of time scrolling for the one I’m looking for. I would like to be able to list them alphabetically, by style or type, or some other way. When I am downloading designs I see a sentence that indicates that we need to name our designs so it will be easier to locate them. Help!
Hi, I do not know of a way to organize them at this point.
Judy King says
I am not offered an UPLOAD button on Laptop DS
Hi, it should be on the far left under the shapes button, provided that you are running the most recent version of Cricut Design Space.
I get to the part of uploaded images, save image and then in file it is black and the image is a black box, when I click insert image the box is still black, what am I doing wrong
Hi, is the image unzipped from your computer? If so, I would try logging all the way out of Design Space and logging back in. Cricut Design Space experienced a big software upgrade this week, and some users have reported glitches or errors. If the image is a SVG, JPG, or PNG file, and it is unzipped, and you’ve tried logging out of the program, you may have to contact customer service.
Vikki hohman says
Help…when I finish cleaning my saved file and click make it to begin a cut I get a box that pops up and says this file does not fit my machine and to click ok so I can fix the layers it will not let me use hardly anything I find to save and cut
Hi, how large is the image on your mat?
Sara Parker says
After I upload my design and clean it all up, I insert it to my canvas but when I go to resize it and try to ungroup, it doesn’t allow me to do this. I also don’t have the option to change any color. What am I doing wrong? Help!
Hi, is this a JPG or PNG image? Only SVG files are editable.