In Cricut Design Space™, you can upload and convert most .jpg, .bmp, .png, .gif, .svg and .dxf images into a cuttable shape for free.
Vector Upload (.svg or .dxf files) – A vector file contains an image that is composed of paths or lines. Cricut Design Space converts these paths to tell the Cricut Explore machine where it will cut or draw.
1. Click on the “Upload Image” icon on the left side of the canvas
2. Choose “Vector Upload”
3. Click “Browse” to find the image you want to use on your computer. (Cricut Design Space™ can work with files that use solid colors or solid color fills, outlined text, or layers. Note that layered images should always remain ungrouped.)
4. Name your image and tag it (if desired) for easy searching.
5. Save the image
Basic Upload (.jpg, .gif, .png, or .bmp files) – A basic or raster file contains an image that is composed of pixels. Unwanted pixels or unwanted parts of the image must be removed so Cricut Design Space can tell Cricut Explore where it should cut or draw.
1. Click on the “Upload Image” icon on the left side of the canvas.
2. Choose "Basic Upload
3. Click “Browse” to find the image you want to use on your computer.
4. Choose if your image is basic, moderately complex or complex.
5. Use the select and delete or erase tools to delete unwanted pixels or unwanted areas of the image.
6. Name your image and tag it (if desired) for easy searching.
7. Save the image.
Cricut encourages you to respect the intellectual property rights of others and only make copies of images you own or are authorized to use. Once your file is converted into a cuttable image using the Cut What You Want® tool, you will be able to cut or draw the image right away.
Watch a video tutorial about uploading your own images