Add and modify a picture in Visio Online

You can find and insert a picture from your local device or an online source. For example, you can add an official company logo in a local folder to a network diagram, or search for a picture on the Web to add color and interest to a business roadmap diagram. A variety of file formats are supported. Each picture can be up to 6 MB in size.

Examples of web images

Add a picture from your device

  1. Open the diagram for editing. For more information, see View, create, and edit a diagram in Visio Online.

  2. On the ribbon, select Insert > Picture from device Insert an image from your device icon .

  3. In the Choose File to Upload dialog box, locate a picture, and then select Open.

    The picture is added to the diagram. You can drag it to another location.

Add a picture from the Web

  1. Open the diagram for editing. For more information, see View, create, and edit a diagram in Visio Online.

  2. On the ribbon, select Insert > Picture from Web Insert an image from the web icon .

    When using pictures or clip art from Bing, you're responsible for respecting copyright, and the license filter in Bing can help you choose which images to use.

  3. In the Bing search window, enter a search term to locate a picture.

  4. Select the picture you want, and then select Insert.

    The picture is added to the diagram. You can drag it to another location.

Modify a picture

Once a picture is inserted, you can make necessary adjustments.

  1. Open the diagram for editing. For more information, see View, create, and edit a diagram in Visio Online.

  2. Select the picture.

  3. Do one or more of the following:

    • Move, resize, cut, copy, and paste the picture in the same way as a shape. For more information, see Select, copy, and move shapes in Visio Online.

    • To change the size, drag one of the selection handles that appear on the sides and corners. For more information, see Change the size, rotation, and order of a shape in Visio Online.

      A sample picture
    • To change the picture outline and color, select Home > Line The Line icon and then select a theme or standard color..

      You can also change the line weight and type.

    • To rotate the picture, select Home > Arrange Shapes The Bring To Back icon , and then select Rotate right 90 degrees or Rotate left 90 degrees. You can also drag the Rotate handle The Rotate handle on the picture in a circle.

    • To send the picture forward or backward, select Arrange Shapes The Bring To Back icon , and then select one of the Reorder commands.

    • Add alternative text to the picture. For more information, see Make a Visio Online diagram accessible.

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