Lucidpress: A Canva alternative built for teams and small businesses

Looking for a feature-rich, easy-to-use Canva alternative for creating professional graphics and marketing collateral? Over 6 million people are using Lucidpress to create beautiful designs every day. Learn why teams prefer us over other Canva alternatives.

A free online Canva alternative

Canva and other tools like PicMonkey and Snappa are mostly known as photo editing and social media graphics creation tools. However, most businesses need to create many types of multi-page collateral to advertise their business. Like Canva, Lucidpress offers social media templates to quickly create images, but unlike Canva and other Canva alternatives it also excels as a desktop publishing platform. With Lucidpress, creating ebooks, pamphlets, magazines and other types of long-form content is a breeze.

Lucidpress vs. Canva

Canva Lucidpress

Branded Template Portal

No Yes

Approval Workflows


Yes Yes

Adobe InDesign Import (Beta)

No Yes

Desktop publishing

No Yes

Scrolling text boxes

No Yes

Image slideshows

No Yes

Hundreds of free templates

It’s frustrating to filter through Canva’s templates to find one that fits your needs and doesn’t require any add-on pricing. With Lucidpress, all of our free templates and premium templates are clearly labeled and sorted, so you can create your content and get back to work.

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Features built for teams

Unlike Canva, Lucidpress’s primary focus is to help teams and business create and collaborate on content. Smart fields make it easy for teams to auto populate frequently used information. Add collaborators to a document, and you can open a chat box, add comments and make edits to graphics at the same time.

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Free image search

Not everyone can afford their own photographer or a stock photography subscription. Lucidpress offers several free options including completely free stock photos in each template and image search integrations with Bing images and Flickr. Unlike Canva, there’s no ad hoc pricing, and you can easily filter by license to keep copyright woes at bay.

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Why Lucidpress as your Canva alternative

Lucidpress is a powerful graphic design tool that empowers you to create next-level graphics, documents and artwork with ease. Download, print or share your designs online.

Nothing to install

Collaborate online

Create, edit and share when it suits you most with Lucidpress. Restrict editing for simple brand consistency, then save in the cloud and give your team members access.

Drag and Drop

Drag & drop design

Lucidpress is a drag-and-drop design tool that produces first-class results. It’s never been easier to create professional designs for both print and digital.

Easy import

Easily edit photos

Use our powerful photo editor to customize your images with filters and text. Share them directly to social networks like Facebook, schedule social media posts on Buffer or download the images for print or digital use.

Share via print or digital

Create unique designs

Add your own style with design elements, a huge range of fonts, and stunning backgrounds and images direct from Bing Search, Flickr, Facebook and more.

Get started for free today

With so many Canva alternatives available, Canva doesn't have to be your only option for great graphic design. Edit graphics create images for social media and design multi-page content all in one place. Sign up for a free account to see how easy it can be.

Teams Love Lucidpress

Lucidpress Teams customer Kayle Tjamsaas

"Some guys were using InDesign or Illustrator, but that was annoying. Not all of us had licenses. Especially me, I didn't care to run that stuff. I wanted to be able to make my own changes whenever I felt like it. And others wanted to be able to make changes whenever, too."

-Kayle TjomsaasPresident,
RhiCom Networks

Lucidpress Teams customer Geert Jesper

"We do all things ourselves and don't always have the money to get professional support, but we need something that is beautiful, and that works with the Google environment. Now we can get more people making more beautiful things."

-Geert JespersCommunicatie en Websites,
Bond Beter Leefmilieu

Lucidpress Teams customer Ann Brown

"Lucidpress is by far better than anything else I've found! It's easy to use, and the templates are so professional and beautiful. The only problem we had was choosing which template to use! I have easily saved many hours of my valuable time by using Lucidpress. I'm a customer for life!"

-Ann BrownAssistant,

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