January 06, 2015 17:33
*Add a background image.
July 20, 2018 19:46
Hi Abi! Thanks for reaching out. The post above is a little old and our page settings look a bit different now. So when you go to page settings you are going to go to the "color" tile and click on it. Then at the bottom of the pop up you can click on the image icon and it should give you the option to select an image to put as the background. Hope this helps!
January 06, 2015 22:08
Hi Julan- To change the background in Lucidchart you will want to do the following:
1. Go to Page Settings in the right side tool bar
2. Select the Page Settings tab in the window
3. Under Fill, select to have an image. You will be able to select an image from anything you have uploaded.
Please let me know if you have any questions about this.
February 25, 2015 14:50
I tried this and it worked but the background image is very low quality. I found a large image and I matched the page size to the image size (in pixels). But when I then say make the image full size in the sheet it is only about 1/4 the size of the page. When I say to scale the image to the page the image becomes very grainy.
February 25, 2015 15:12
Hi James - It sounds like the image you're using isn't quite high-quality enough to be used as a very crisp background image. When you make the image "full size", it's taking the actual dimensions of the image, which is smaller than the actual page size in this case. Whereas, "scale to fit" is what makes the image spread across the entire page. If you can find a higher quality image, that should resolve this. :-)
February 25, 2015 18:25
Hi Monika - The image I have is 4500x2234 pixels. In the page layout tab I set the page to also be 4500x2234 pixels, so I would think they should be the exact same size. Even having done this when I set the background image to "full size" it is not the full size of the page.
February 25, 2015 18:37
Thanks for your reply, James! Aha, I think I might know what's occurring here. In order to make sure that performance in your browser is speedy, we do downscale the image in the editor. When you export, it'll show full quality. Or you can go to View > Display High Quality Images to make it show up properly.
February 25, 2015 18:43
That worked! thanks.
February 25, 2015 18:49
Awesome, happy to hear that, James. :-)
July 19, 2018 22:55
I was trying to set an image as the background.
And not able to follow your instructions. I was able to find the Fill function and even choose a picture, although not able to apply it in the background. Could you please help! Thanks
July 20, 2018 20:17
Thanks for your message. I was able to upload a picture, however was not able to set it in the background (the "Send To Back") shows as disabled. Could you please instruct on that a little.
July 20, 2018 20:27
If you upload it through the page settings as shown above in my screenshot it will automatically put the photo in the background and any objects dragged out to the canvas will be placed on top of the image.
July 20, 2018 22:13
Works, Thank you!