Upload an image to BioRender


In this short tutorial, learn how to import your own images into BioRender. 


Upload images of your data, microscopy images, and more by clicking the ‘upload’ button in the toolbar (0:20). Select the image you want to import and click upload! Alternatively, you can copy and paste images right into BioRender (0:52).

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You can import files that aren't inherent to Biorender. For example, a histology image, microscopy slide, a photograph, perhaps a logo, even data. You can import into your BioRender figure as long as it's a JPEG, PNG, or SVG file type.

To do this, navigate over to the uploads tab on the left, click on the blue button here called upload files, And what that will do is it'll open up your desktop, and you can select the image to import into your file. You can give your image a name, and simply click upload. You can see here that it's now populated into my uploads library, so I can now drag it out into my figure. Resize and incorporate it that way. Great. Now, there's another way you can actually import files into BioRender, and that's by simply right clicking on anywhere on your desktop or browser. So for example, in this Google Search result for cirrhotic liver, I'm gonna right click and copy this image, and now be sure to reference your files and images appropriately. And what I can do now is simply command+V on a Mac or control+V on a PC to paste right into the browser. There go. Upload. So exactly the same method, and you can see here that it's actually inputted into the diagram itself. And I believe there's our JPEG format. You can also incorporate data as I mentioned, so I'm going to go ahead and upload a file that I have exported from GraftPad Prism in the form of a PNG file. So I'm going to open that as well. Data 1 upload, and it is a PNG file. So if I were to drag this out now into my figure, you'll notice that it does maintain that PNG or transparent background. You can see it's kind of got that see through look to it. Great. And that's how I would upload files into your BioRender figure.

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