Add frames to your photos for free in minutes.

Add frames to your images with Adobe Express by exploring professionally designed templates or creating your original design.

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How to add photo frames to your images.

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1. Select image.

Upload an image from your photo library or select a free Adobe Stock photo to start customizing in Adobe Express.

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2. Customize frames.

Drag and drop shapes, colors, text, and icons to create the perfect frame for your design. Or, select Elements and find premade options to instantly add to your photo.

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3. Continue editing.

Keep editing or instantly download your design to share with your friends, family, and followers in minutes.

Make a frame using design elements.

Select from the Adobe Express extensive library of icons, design assets, and shapes. Type in search terms such as frame, rectangle, flourish, or another keyword related to your creative vision. Drop in the icon, adjust the size and thickness of your frames, and switch up the color to match your design.

Turn an image into a frame.

Add an image from your library or our Adobe Express stock photo gallery. Pin the photo to the background to make it the frame. Then add another photo, an opaque icon shape, or text box on top and scale the image down to reveal the photo border underneath. Repeat as necessary to create multiple frames and shapes within your design.

Use the background to make a frame.

Choose your custom color for the background of your canvas, then drop a photo into your design. Scale your picture down to reveal the colored canvas underneath, creating a frame effect. You can also use the Layout option to create a border of another color and adjust the thickness by dragging the adjustment bar. Add icons or text on top of the image to create depth.

Tons of free templates, video, and audio assets to start from.

Turn your newly edited image into a stunning flyer, social post, album cover, profile photo, and unlimited other designs. Explore our template library to get started. Then, add other pre-loaded design assets, fonts, icons, or GIFs to personalize your image. There are endless creative opportunities to elevate your designs.

Frequently asked questions.

Are the frames adjustable or customizable?
Adobe Express makes it both fun and easy to adjust and customize frames. Change the size, orientation, transparency, and more. When you select a frame from our Shape library, you can even adjust the color. There are countless ways to personalize frames using our quick, intuitive editing tools.
Can I add frames to my Instagram photo?
Adobe Express specializes in making standout social media content, so you can make frames for your Instagram photos with ease. Choose whichever size canvas you need for Instagram (square post, story, portrait, etc.) and then add your image to it. Easily add a frame using the Shapes or Design Elements libraries, or by layering images. There are lots of options so you can achieve your desired effect in the way that works best for you.
Can I add frames to videos with Adobe Express?
Easily add frames to videos using the Adobe Express mobile app. Select from shapes, design elements, animated stickers, and much more to create the perfect frame for your video.
Does the size or quality change after adding frames to the photos?
You can start your project using the original size of your photo so you can then download your final design without changing the size or quality. On your desktop device, start a new project using the “From your photo” option. On the mobile app, start with a photo from your device’s library and choose “Original size” to maintain the dimensions.
Can I use Adobe Express for free? If so, what’s included?
Yes, we have a free plan available for anyone. Enjoy everything you need to stand out, including dozens of quick action tools, thousands of templates, photo editing and effects, and much more. Explore our plans and pricing for details.