Please review our updated Terms of Use and Privacy & Cookies Policy before continuing to use our website.
PicMonkey Help & Support

Finding and Organizing Images and Folders in Hub

When you create an image in PicMonkey or work with a template, your work is auto-saving to Hub, PicMonkey’s cloud-based storage. Hub stores your files as editable, layered images so you can come back later and continue working. (See: What is Hub?)

You can also upload images into Hub from other sources like your computer, your phone, third-party storage, and social media. (See: How do I get my photos into PicMonkey to edit?)

Once your files are auto-saved or uploaded to Hub, you can go in to your Hub to organize them into different Folders — Yours or Shared — and you can invite others to collaborate on the files with you inside of PicMonkey. This article will explain how to organizing your images, folders and spaces in Hub.


Opening images stored in Hub

'Auto-saved to my Hub' on the PicMonkey homepage provides quick access to images most recently worked on. Just click on one to load it into the editor. Or, go to any of your folders on the left.

Copy vs original

If you want to keep your original image as-is, but want to work on another version of the image, choose "Edit a Copy" instead of "Edit image".

(Note: If you used previous versions of PicMonkey, it's important to keep in mind that rather than Hub not updating until you decide to save, Auto-save happens as you work, just as if you clicked Save after performing any action.)

Creating folders and subfolders in Hub

Access your Hub anytime by clicking the PicMonkey logo in the upper left corner. In the left folders panel you'll see the "Your Hub Folders" section followed by "New Folder" underneath, then "Your Name's Subfolders" —both of these icons are permanent and non-movable.

• Add a new subfolder to "Your Name's subfolder" section by hovering on the folder title, clicking the three dots, then selecting Create new subfolder.

• Click "New Folder" to create a new top-level folder, then name the subfolder(s) inside.

• If you choose to share a top-level folder you created, the folder will automatically move to "Shared Hub Folders" below.

Learn more: Private Hub Folders: Creating Subfolders & Sharing


"Your Hub Folders" are private to you

Your Hub Folders is where you can store all the photos that are only for you. The Unsorted folder also lives here. Everything you created recently will be in this folder, no matter if you already moved it to another folder.

Create a new private folder by clicking the “+ New folder”icon just underneath "Your Hub Folders." Name your new folder, and name or add the subfolders within it.


Creating "Shared Hub Folders"

The shared section of Hub is where folders you've shared with others lives. When you choose to share one of your (private) folders with someone, that folder will move into the Shared Hub Folders section.


Customizing the folder image icons

These steps will help you change the round folder icon on a top-level folder. To set a subfolder's thumbnail (square) image, see the next section.

Note: To change the photo on the "Your Name's subfolders" folder, go to Manage my account and change your account photo there.


Change a folder's icon image

  1. Click on the folder title you want to change the icon on.

  2. Click “Change icon”.

  3. Choose a new image and adjust it to fit in the circle.

  4. Click “Change”.


Set a cover image for a subfolder

To change the cover image of a subfolder (the square icons), follow these steps:

  1. Open the folder you want to change the cover on.

  2. On the photo you want to use as the cover, hover over and click the 3 dots.

  3. Select “Set as cover image”.

Still need help?