Replacing an image within a component


Is there a way to replace an image within an instance of a component? I have a master component of a modal window with a placeholder for an image, but I’m not sure how to replace that placeholder with the image I want. Pasting or dragging the new image in the layers panel doesn’t work.

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You need to upload the image as a fill.

Thanks, the image I’m trying replace is actually an icon created in Figma, so technically it’s a group of shapes. Is there a different way to do this?

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In this case you shouldn’t use images (since the object isn’t even an image). Use components: Figma Tutorial: Components - Swapping and States - YouTube

I have some screenshots/images in my file, and I now want to use them in a component. As far as I see the only way to change the image within an instance is to upload from your computer? So I have to manually export the images that are already in the Figma file only to upload them again? :thinking:


No. There are answers in this thread: Figma Basics - How to override image in instance - #4 by Gleb

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