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Exporting shapes and drawings

The export menu
The export menu

Exporting shapes

To export a selection of shapes:

  • Select the shapes you wanted to export
  • Click on Export menu, and choose your desired format

Exporting the entire drawing

  • Click on anywhere on the drawing to ensure no shapes are selected
  • Click on Export menu, and choose your desired format

Exporting as JPG

When exporting to JPG, you can choose export sizing:

Available options for export sizes
Available options for export sizes
  • 96 dpi (Recommended) - For web images
  • 180 dpi - For regular prints
  • 360 dpi - For high resolution prints
  • @1X - For images with 1 to 1 pixel ratio
  • @2X - For images with 2 to 1 pixel ratio and higher resolution screens
  • @3X - For images with 3 to 1 pixel ratio and 4K screens
  • @4X - For images with 4 to 1 pixel ratio and above 4K screens

Exporting as PNG

For PNG, in addition to selecting export sizing as described above, you can also select a transparent or opaque (white) background.

Choose transparent or opaque (white) background when exporting PNG
Choose transparent or opaque (white) background when exporting PNG

Exporting as PDF

Because PDF is a high resolution format, all exported images are in 360 dpi format.

Exporting as SVG

The Export svg dialog
The Export svg dialog

Precision

Higher precision values tend to enlarge exported SVG file size, while lower precision values will have smaller SVG file sizes. The default value of 2 decimal precision will work for most cases, while offering good file sizes.

Remove CDATA

Remove CDATA only when you wanted to format your SVG with your own formatting, otherwise leave this option unchecked.

Compress SVG

Compress SVG uses Nano's compression engine to drastically reduce file size and embed fonts into your SVG, to ensure they display correctly no matter where they are embedded.

Compressing your SVG can result in up to 80% bandwidth savings, and is most suitable for embedding in websites.

Prettify

Choose prettify to format your SVG codes to be more human readable.

Copy to clipboard button

Click on Copy to clipboard to copy your SVG codes to the clipboard.

Download button

Click Download to download the exported SVG.