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The Export feature allows you to export your artwork and share it with a client or social media, or to print it in different formats.

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Vectornator supports a wide range of file formats for importing and exporting your documents. But, which File Formats can Vectornator Export to?

Non-Vector file formats:
・JPG –
Good for web images and photographs.
PNG – Good for images with transparency.
Editable Vector file formats: .
・SVG –
Good for vector files, designs with separate layers, icons, and logos
PDF - Good for fillable forms, posters, or other print materials.

The quickest way to export your work from the Vectornator Mac App is by going to File > Export, or press <key>⌘ E<key>, to bring up the Export Preview Window.

The Export Preview Window

In this window, you can select and switch:

<key>A<key> File Format (.JPG, .PNG, .SVG, or .PDF)

<key>B<key> Artboard

<key>C<key> Quality

<key>D<key> Resolution

Export File Options

This section changes according to the File Format chosen as JPEG, PNG, SVG, and PDF.

To chose File Format, simply tap the menu at the top of the Export Panel. as adding the Vectornator Watermark, CMYK Preview (only .JPEG and .PNG), Transparency (for only-PNG), Create Outlines from Text (only .SVG).

  • JPEG Options | Vectornator will export by default the artboard you have selected as a JPEG at 80% size.
  • PNG Options | When exporting to Png you can easily set the background Transparency.
  • SVG Options | We recommend to use the .SVG file format if you need to preserve the vectors in your file and/or you want to continue working on your file in another vector graphic design software. The .SVG format will keep your layers, paths and text editable.
    Turn the Text into Outlines if you don't want to impact your text style.
    Switch the Responsive button to ON if you want to keep the exported elements responsive when embedded in the code. Read more about this here.
  • PDF Options | You can easily choose to export only one artboard or include them all to create a multi-page PDF. The order of the pages will follow the structure as you see it in the Layer Tab.

Export Single Layer Elements

You can also export single layer elements directly from the Layers Tab without leaving your canvas or having to copy-paste your objects into a new document. You can export your single layer as .jpg, .png, .svg, and .pdf.

Simply right-click on the layer and select Export To and then choose the format.

Save your File on Mac

If you want to save and export your document as Vectornator file so you can open it again on a different device as your iPad or iPhone.

Saving a document on Mac

You can save any file on your Mac by navigating to File > Save or using the shortcut <key>⌘S<key>.

Locate 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-clicking on a document to immediately locate it in your Finder.

Sending Vectornator File from Mac to iPad

Our cross-platform functionality offers you the ability to keep working on the same Vectornator document on a different device. The first thing to do is to localize your file on your Mac and then you have multiple options as:

  • Sending it via AirDrop allows you to send files across Apple’s devices quickly and easily.
  • Access it via iCloud.

Time-Lapse Video Export

The Vectornator Mac App supports the Time-lapse feature as our iOS version. To export the Time-Lapse video of your work, simply go to File > Time-lapse or press <key>⌘T<key>.

Note: Vectornator supports Time-Lapse exports for a document with multiple artboards starting with 4.0.

Once you click the Time-Lapse Export button, the Preview Window will appear and the render will automatically start.

In the meanwhile, you can set your preferences for:

  1. The artboard you want to export
  2. The The Resolution of your video
  3. Time Settings as Speed and Length of your video - you can set the speed of your video by simply clicking the + or - buttons, or by texting the numbers. Alternatively, you can set the Length of your desired video
  4. Add a color Background layer
  5. Add the short Watermark video at the end of your video

You can always interrupt the rendering process by tapping Cancel.

Print your document

If you want to print your artworks directly from the Vectornator Mac App, choose File > Print or press <key>⌘P<key>.

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Last Updated on Dec 16, 2022
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