How To Add Photos To A Trello Board

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Adding photos to a Trello board is a great way to enhance your organization and bring visual elements into your workflow. As a Trello enthusiast, I can’t stress enough how much of a difference it makes to have visual representations of your tasks and projects. In this article, I will guide you through the process of adding photos to a Trello board, step by step, so you can start incorporating visual elements into your own boards.

Step 1: Open Trello and Choose a Board

To begin, open Trello and navigate to the board where you want to add photos. If you don’t have a board yet, create one by clicking on “Create new board” and giving it a name that reflects its purpose. For example, I have a board called “Design Inspiration” where I collect photos for my creative projects. Once you have your board ready, open it up to start adding your photos.

Step 2: Create a New Card or Open an Existing One

Next, you’ll need to decide whether you want to create a new card for your photo or add it to an existing card. If you’re creating a new card, simply click on the “+” button in the appropriate list and give your card a title that describes the photo you’re adding. If you’re adding a photo to an existing card, open the card by clicking on it.

Step 3: Attach the Photo

Now it’s time to attach the photo to your card. Look for the “Attachments” section within the card and click on “Attach a file”. This will allow you to browse your computer for the photo file you want to add. Once you’ve located the file, select it and click on “Attach” to upload it to your Trello card.

Step 4: Add a Description and Comment

After attaching the photo, it’s a good idea to add a description to provide context or any additional information about the photo. You can do this by clicking on the card title or the “Add a more detailed description…” link. Additionally, you can leave a comment on the card to provide further insights or personal commentary. Trello is all about collaboration and communication, so don’t hesitate to share your thoughts!

Step 5: Use Labels and Checklists

To make your photo even more organized and informative, consider adding labels or checklists to the card. Labels can help categorize your photos based on different criteria, while checklists can break down tasks or steps related to the photo. For example, on my “Design Inspiration” board, I use labels to indicate the type of design (e.g., web design, print design) and checklists to outline specific design elements I want to explore.


Adding photos to a Trello board is a simple yet powerful way to bring visual elements into your workflow. Whether you’re using Trello for personal or professional purposes, incorporating photos can help you stay organized, inspire creativity, and add a personal touch to your boards. So go ahead, give it a try, and watch your Trello experience come to life with vibrant visuals!