To Import Images from the Image Browser
To open the Image Browser, click the Image Browser icon in the toolbar or choose File > Image Browser from the menu.
Artboard imports PNG, JPG, non-editable PDF, and TIFF images as well as vector SVG files. Drag images from the Image Browser directly to your drawing canvas. If an image is larger than the Artboard canvas size, it will be scaled to fit the canvas (though can be rescaled in the Geometry panel). You can even drop pictures directly onto any Artboard object with a fill style to fill the shape with the image. The Image Browser provides quick access to your iPhoto, Pictures folder, and Smart folders, and you can attach other folders as desired. Select a root folder or iPhoto folder to browse images. To add folders, click the "+" button and navigate the the folder to browse, or to remove a folder from the list, select it and click the ‘-’ button.
Working with Images
Images (like other shape objects) have sizing handles located around the outside edges of the image bounding box. The direct rotate handle is located to the right of the center point.
Images can be masked, cropped, scaled, enhanced, and more! See "Working With Images" for details.
To Import SVG from the Image Browser
Artboard features advanced SVG 1.1 vector file importing. Similar to images, simply drag editable vector SVG 1.1 files from the Image Browser to your drawing canvas. Imported vector graphics are fully editable vector graphics, though they may need ungrouped to edit.