How Do I Import a Custom Image Into Doodly?

Using the Correct Format

Uploading an Image

Deleting an Image From Your Library

Fixing Color Distortion

Using the Correct Format

Doodly accepts uploads of PNG,  JPG , and SVG image files. 

There is no limit on the size or number of custom images that you import. Upon importing, your custom image will be added to your personal image library. 

For the best results and clearest images of Doodly uploads, we have a few recommendations:

  • SVGs will yield the best results. 
  • PNGs (with transparent background) with a resolution of at least 72  ppi  are a great alternative. 

Please NoteThe Doodly software does not have the ability to intuitively create unique draw paths for any imported files. For imported files, the default draw path is a wide, sweeping motion. If another illustration pattern is desired, you will need to create a custom path for your image.

Uploading an Image

To upload a custom image file, navigate to the "Props" menu of your Doodly Dashboard and click the blue and white + symbol. 

The "Add new prop" menu will appear, allowing you to select the desired image file (on your device) and enter the title

Once that is complete, click "Continue" to add the file. It will then be available for use within your Doodly account!

Deleting an Image From Your Library

To  delete  imported images from your Doodly account, you should first add the image into an active doodle video project.

Next, click  on  the image you plan on removing from your image library. 

A set of icons will appear to the top right - choose the "Pencil" icon to edit the actions for your image/asset:

This will open the asset "Actions" menu where you can select "Delete asset" to remove the image entirely:

Please Note: This action cannot be  undone  once an item has been fully deleted from your image library.

Fixing Color Distortion

If you import a color image and attempt to use it on a blackboard background you may experience some color distortion.

The blackboard style is fully inverted to achieve the black background and white writing color scheme, and all components of the video are inverted accordingly. Unfortunately, that is not a setting we are currently able to change, although we recognize the need for more versatile color options and are working to adjust this accordingly. 

In the meantime, we recommend you choose one of the following options before importing a color image into your Doodly image library:

  • Invert the color of your source image
  • Switch the source image to black and white

Please Note: While we realize these may not be ideal solutions, they are temporary while we work to update the system. These options will give you the best results based on the current capability of the software.

Still need help? Contact Us Contact Us