Rounded corners on videos and photos can create great old-school styles and vintage aesthetics, but edits that change the shape of an image require a software that can convert a JPG to a PNG.

Thankfully, you don't need to install Photoshop to add rounded corners to a photo. In this article, I'll explain how to add rounded corners in just a few clicks. Kapwing’s editing studio enables people to add rounded corners to an image, video or GIF. Here's how to add rounded corners to your file:

  1. Upload a photo
  2. Add rounded corners
  3. Download your project

1. Upload a photo

First, go to Kapwing.com in your browser on a computer, phone, or tablet, and open the Kapwing studio. Here, you have a few different ways to upload your picture. You can click to upload, drag and drop or paste the image link in the URL box.

A screenshot of the Kapwing upload screen.

2. Add rounded corners

Next, click your image layer and use the rounded corners tool from the edit options. Slide the handle to the right for sharper corners or to the left for rounded corners.

A screen recording of rounded corners being added to a photo in the Kapwing Studio.

If you'd like, you can make the background of the image transparent so that you can download the rounded photo as a PNG. Just choose the "No fill" option in the right-hand menu. This way, the image will have fully transparent corners whenever you post it or add it to a design project.

3. Download your project

When you’re done editing, click the Export button and wait for it to process. Finally, download your project or share it on social media.

If you're not signed into a Kapwing account, sign in or sign up using your Google or Facebook account – once you've signed into a Kapwing account, the watermark in the lower right corner will be removed from your final image.

I hope this article helps you achieve the rounded-corner aesthetic you want in your images! For more content on digital editing and creation in 2021, check out our YouTube channel Kapwing App. And while you're here, read through some related articles on image editing online: