Import an image as a style in ArcGIS Pro

Last Published: December 15, 2023


In ArcGIS Pro, features are symbolized using the default Esri symbol sets. If custom symbology is required, it is possible to import an image as a picture marker symbol under the Style option and use the image as a style in the map.

The image style symbology is only applicable to point feature layers.


The following steps describe how to import an image to ArcGIS Pro as a style.

  1. In ArcGIS Pro, open a new blank project.
  2. Creating a personal style for custom symbols is recommended. To create a new style, refer to ArcGIS Pro: Create a style in the project.
  3. In Catalog, click the Styles drop-down list and select the newly created style. Right-click the style and select Manage Style.
Selection of style in Catalog pane
  1. In the Catalog View, double-click the newly created style.
  2. Right-click the empty space and select New.
Selection of style in Catalog View
  1. By default, the Point symbol pane is displayed. Click Point symbol to edit.
  2. In the Point symbol pane, set the desired Name and Key. Click Apply.
Configuration of the new style details
  1. Click Properties.
  2. Click the Layers icon and select Picture marker from the drop-down list.
  3. Under the Appearance drop-down list, click File to select the image. If necessary, adjust the Position, Rotation, and Offset Distance. Click Apply.
Configuration of the image style symbology apperance

To apply the new symbol to a layer, in map view, click the layer symbology in the Contents pane to open the Symbology pane. The picture marker symbol created using the above steps is available under the newly created style section.

Symbology pane displaying newly created image style symbology

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