Import and keep editing in Vectornator. Export your artwork and share it with either your client or to print in different formats.
Vectornator supports a wide range of file formats for either importing and exporting your documents.
But, which File Formats can Vectornator Export to?
Non-Vector file formats:
- .JPG – Great for web images, photographs.
- .PNG – Images with transparency
Editable Vector file formats:
- .SVG – vector files, design with separate layers, icons, logos
- .AI - Send to Adobe Illustrator will directly send your document to your desktop running Adobe Illustrator software.
Exporting from Vectornator X (iPad & iPhone)
The quickest way to export your work from Vectornator is by going to the Export Tab, inside the Navigation Bar.
Export to JPG and PNG
On iPad and iPhone, you can always export your document to a non-vector format as .JPG and .PNG by going to the the Export Tab, and then tap on the "JPEG" or "PNG" icon.
As soon as you tap those icons, the Export Preview Window will show up.
From here you can customize your exported document:
(1) set the name of your file,
(2) keep the Transparency when saving to .PNG format,
(3) set the Resolution of your document,
(4) preview it in CMYK colors,
(5) and show the Vectornator watermark.
Also, at the top left corner you can see the percentage zoom of the artwork preview.
Note: Images that undergo multiple edits will lose image quality each time the image is recompressed.
Export to SVG
On iPad and iPhone, you can always export your document as .SVG by going to the the Export Tab, and then tap on the "SVG" icon.
As soon as you tap it, the SVG Export Preview Window will show up.
From here you can:
(1) set the name of your file,
(2) turn the Text into Outlines in case you don't want to impact your text style,
(3) switch the Responsive button. We recommend to switch this on if you want to keep the .svg responsive when embedded in the code. Read more here.
On Mac, you can export your document by going to File > Export to > SVG. More here.
We recommend to use the SVG file format if you need to preserve the vectors and/or you want to continue working in another vector graphic design software. The .SVG format will keep your layers, paths and text editable.
TIP: Save your logos, icons and glyphs in .SVG to animate or print them as big as you wish!
Export to Adobe
Illustrator files are saved in a vector format. They can be enlarged without losing any image quality and will keep your layers, paths and text editable.
On iPad and iPhone, you can export your document as .AI by going to the the Export Tab, and then tap on the "AI" icon.
Or you can also save the document directly to your Adobe Creative Cloud following the same steps.
The illustration "Just my Type" used as an example is from @albi.letters.
Export to PDF
On iPad and iPhone, you can export your document in .PDF format by going to the the Export Tab, and then tap on the "PDF" icon.
On Mac, you can export your document by going to File > Export to > PDF. More here.
We recommend to export your files as .PDF when you want to print them or share them with a person who's not familiar with a vector graphic design software.
Note: When you export a document with multiple artboards to .pdf, each board will be on different pages.
Export using the Long Press Gesture on iOS 13
Another way to export your document directly from the Gallery Tab is by long pressing the document you want to export. A context menu will appear at the top of the selected document. Tap the "Export Document" (2) button to show the Export Panel (or Window).
Export from Vectornator Pro (Mac)
If you are on the Mac, navigate to File > Export to > select any format you want to export as .JPG, .PNG, .SVG, .PDF.
In case you want to export your document as Vectornator file to open it on a different device (iPad or iPhone), you need to localize your file on Mac first.
Export to Vectornator
Sending the Vectornator Document to a Different Device
The cross-platform functionality offers you the possibility to keep working on the same Vectornator document but on a different device.
On iPad and iPhone, you can always export your document in Vectornator format by going to the the Export Tab, inside the Navigation Bar and then tap on the "VN" icon.
Sending via AirDrop
Once you have selected the Vectornator format (VN), use AirDrop to send your files to the close iPhone, iPad, or Mac. AirDrop allows you to send files across Apple’s devices in a super easy and fast way.
Access One Document via iCloud
Another option you have is to save one single document directly into your iCloud. To do that tap on the Files App icon you find inside the Export Panel and select iCloud Drive.
Access Multiple Documents via iCloud
Or, if you want to move several files in one go, you can select them from the Files App inside the Vectornator folder “drawings” and duplicate them in the iCloud Drive.
Opening the Exported Document
On Mac, open the Downloads or the iCloud folder to localize your Vectornator document. Double-tap it to open it in Vectornator Pro.
On iPad or iPhone, go to the iCloud Drive folder and tap to open the desired document in the Vectornator X.
Duplicate your document
You can easily create a second copy of your Vectornator document by tapping the "Duplicate" button.
From the Export Tab, you can export your video processing in Time-lapse.
Just Tap the “Time Lapse” icon.
Note: Vectornator do not support Time-Lapse export with multiple-artboards document.
Once you tap the Time-Lapse Export button, the Preview Window will show up and the render will automatically start.
In the meanwhile, you can set your preferences as:
The Resolution of your video (3),
Speed and Length of your video (4): you can set the speed by simply tapping the + or -, or by tapping to open the keypad (2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x…) or set the Length.
You can always interrupt the rendering process by tapping Cancel (1).
As soon as the render finishes, the Save button (2) will activate and you will be able to Save your video in your Photos Gallery or immediately Share it via Airdrop, or Social Media.
You can also watch your time-lapse video in Full Screen Mode (1) and Play it (2) anytime you prefer.
The illustration "NYC" used as an example for the Time-Lapse Export is from David Milan.
Virtual Export: The AR Preview
This feature allows you to see your designs in Augmented Reality and virtually place your posters on a wall before printing it.
To have access to the AR preview, navigate the Export Tab and tap the button AR View inside the More section.
We love celebrating the work of our community and see the amazing things you can do with Vectornator.
You can submit your illustrations using the button inside the Export Tab > Submit Artwork to get the chance to get featured on our website, software, or social media!
The illustration "Fox" used as an example is from @sooodesign.
Print your document
The Print feature lets you print out your document directly inside Vectornator.
Navigate to the Export Tab and tap the Print icon.
A new Printer Options window will pop-up, here you can:
– select your Printer, set the number of copies,
– print in Color or Black & White.
Printing Multiple Artboards
In Vectornator, multiple Artboards can be printed individually on separate sheets.
You can also decide to print all the pages or just one specific board.
Project the Canvas - AirPlay
Work on fine details in Vectornator while keeping an eye on the big picture. Connect a second display via cable or AirPlay to display your canvas only, full-screen - no interface, no zoom, and no interruptions.
Localize your documents on Mac
An easy and fast way to know where your Vectornator files are saved on your Mac is by going to the Home Screen and right-click on the document to immediately locate it in Finder.
Saving a document on Vectornator Pro
You can save any file on the Mac by navigating to File > Save or using the shortcut ⌘S.