Canva has now established itself as an indispensable tool in the world of graphic design and creative content design. Whether as an app or a web application, Canva brings a lot of advantages, which is why it is probably better than Photoshop for many. With an impressive range of functions in the free version, the tool is interesting for amateur designers and professionals alike.
For those who need the full range of professional features, Canva offers two paid models. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the differences between Canva and Canva Pro (for teams) to find out which of these models best suits your needs.
Canva Free is — as the name suggests — free of charge. Teachers and educational institutions also get free access. All you have to do is verify yourself as a teacher to create personalized course plans, projects, videos, and more for free. Schools and districts also get free access to premium features, but must contact Canva to do so.
With Canva Pro, individuals, self-employed, and freelance creatives get a premium license for one person for $14.99 per month. However, if you opt for an annual payment, you only pay $119.99 — so you save around $60.
Canva for Teams offers all the advantages of Canva Pro, but you also get functions that are specifically focussed on team collaboration. This model costs $29.99 if you pay monthly, with an annual payment subscription it costs around $60 less at $300. It’s important to note that this is an introductory price for the first five team members. If you have more team members, it’s worth using the costing calculator on the Canva website, where you can enter a customized number of people. Canva will then directly show you the price and average cost per team member.
As Canva has hundreds of features, we can’t go into every single one of them in detail without going beyond the scope of this article. So let’s take a closer look at the differences between Canva Free and Canva Pro, and then we’ll cover the few features you get with Canva Pro for Teams.
Canva Free includes the following features:
5GB of cloud storage
More than one million free photos and graphics
More than 250,000 free templates
More than 100 design types (social media posts, presentations, letters, etc.)
AI-powered design tools
Easy customization with the drag-and-drop editor
Numerous printable products that you can design and have sent to you
Canva Pro can do what Canva Free can do — and much more:
1TB of cloud storage
Over 100 million photos, videos, audio, graphics and more
Unlimited access to premium templates
Over 20 AI-powered tools
Up to 100 brand assets with logos, colors, and fonts for your brand’s visual identity
Schedule social media content for eight platforms
Round-the-clock customer support
Remove the background from images and videos with just one click
Upload your own fonts
The biggest difference between Canva Pro and Canva Pro for Teams is the large license holder. While Canva Pro can only be used by one person, Canva Pro for Teams allows multiple creatives to work together. Furthermore, there are a few extra features that Canva Pro for Teams offers:
Transfer of ownership
200 more brand assets
Per-head payment model
Priority for 24-hour customer service
Conclusion: What is more worthwhile for you?
This question is easy to answer. Do you want to create the occasional social media post or presentation without having to use your company’s own fonts or designs? Then the free version is perfectly adequate.
Are you the only one in the company who needs to use the extensive Pro features mentioned above? In this case, the Pro model is worthwhile for you, which you should take out as a cheaper annual subscription. If you work in a large content team, you should opt for the Canva for Teams version.
This article was translated from German to English and originally appeared on pcwelt.de.