Set the export options for a predefined export area using the Export Options panel.
About the Export Options panel
Once an export area has been defined, the Export Options panel allows you to set specific export attributes for that area. Using the panel, different export areas on the page can have different settings applied. This gives you full control over your exported images.
You can save custom settings as a preset for future use.
The following settings are available in the panel:
Mode—with Selection enabled, the export options can be modified for the selected export area to be different from the default export option settings; Defaults, when enabled, sets the default export options for new slices.
Preset—sets predefined export options for a range of common file formats, colour modes, and bit depths. Select from the pop-up menu.
File format—sets the graphics format for the exported image. Select from the pop-up menu.
Resampler—select which resampling method (see note below) to use for the export.
Embed metadata—when selected, any raster image's original metadata is preserved in the exported file. If this option is off, all original metadata is removed; use this for privacy reasons or to reduce file size (for web use).
For JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and GIF file formats:
Pixel format—sets the colour mode for the exported image. Select from the pop-up menu.
Matte—sets the background colour for the exported image. Select from the pop-up panel.
ICC Profile—by default, this is set to the ICC profile of the project (document). However, the project's ICC profile can be overwritten for this export area. Select from the pop-up menu.
For JPEG, PNG, and TIFF file formats:
Embed ICC profile—when selected, the ICC profile is included within the exported image's data, allowing the image to be viewed using the correct profile on any device. If this option is off, the viewing device must possess the ICC profile otherwise a substitute profile is used.
For JPEG file formats:
Quality—sets the resulting quality of the exported image. Higher quality may result in significantly larger file sizes.
Convert clips to paths—when checked, converts top level clipping curves to vector paths.
For PDF, SVG and EPS file formats:
Rasterise—select an option for rasterising design elements which are unsupported by the file format. Select from the pop-up menu:
Nothing—no elements within the design are rasterised on export, therefore unsupported elements are not included in the exported file.
Everything—all elements within the design are rasterised for a resulting exported file which perfectly matches your original design.
Unsupported properties—only unsupported elements are rasterised in the exported file.
Downsample images—select whether to downsample raster images within the design.
Above—if this set DPI is exceeded by raster design elements, those elements will be rasterised down to this set DPI. This option is dependent on the Downsample images option being active.
Use document resolution—ensures the export is the same DPI as the current project's setting.
Use DPI—overrides the current project's resolution setting for the export. The exported image's DPI is set using the adjacent input box
Allow JPEG compression—when selected, rasterised design elements will be compressed to decrease exported file size. If this option is off, rasterised design elements will be exported as uncompressed.
For PNG and GIF file formats:
Palettised—when selected, encodes the exported image by mapping it to the Palette and Colours settings set below. (This option cannot be switched off for GIF images.)
Palette—by default, this is set to be automatically determined. However, you can specify an encoding palette yourself. Select from the pop-up menu.
Colours—selects the number of colours available in the palette. Select from the pop-up menu.
For SVG and EPS file formats:
(Use) Relative coordinates—when selected, objects in the exported file have relative positions for maximum editability. If this option is off, object positions are fixed to create a file which is optimised for viewing.
For JPEG file format:
Progressive—when selected, the exported image is progressively compressed for optimized viewing when downloading.
For PSD file format:
Compatibility mode—when selected, the exported file will be compatible with other applications which do not support some features (file size may also increase). If this option is off, the exported file may not be readable by other applications (depending on the features used in the image).
Smallest file sizes—when selected, the exported file will be compressed where possible but may not be readable by other applications. If this option is off, no compression will take place for the exported file.
Rasterise all layers—when selected, layer content is rasterised in the exported file (the layer structure is retained). If this option is off, no rasterisation takes place on export.
Strategies—set the way to export specific project attributes. Select from the pop-up menu.
Preserve accuracy—the listed attribute will be rasterised to preserve its intended design.
Preserve editability—the listed attribute will be exported with its original settings to allow for easy editing.
For TIFF file format:
Compression—by default, this is set to ZIP. Options to apply LZW compression or no compression are available.
For PDF file format:
Compatibility—sets the version and type of PDF to be exported. Select from the pop-up menu.
Colour Space—choose whether to use the document's current colour space or export using a selected colour space. Select from the pop-up menu.
Profile—choose whether to use the document's current colour profile or export using a specific colour profile. Select from the pop-up menu.
Embed profiles—when selected (default), the chosen (or document's) colour profile will be embedded in the exported file. If this option is off, the exported file will not have the colour profile embedded with it (the viewing device will need to have the appropriate colour profile installed to view the exported PDF accurately).
Convert image colour spaces—when checked, all placed images will convert to the colour space chosen on export (as set in the Profile option above). When unchecked, the colour space of the imported placed image is honoured.
Honour spot colours—when selected, spot colours within the design are exported as spot colours. If this option is off, spot colours are converted to an equivalent colour within the exported file's colour space (see above).
Overprint black—when selected, design elements which use CMYK black are set to overprint. If this option is off, CMYK black elements are set to be indistinguishable to other colours during printing.
Include bleed—when selected, the bleed area of your document, if set, will be included in the PDF output. (Primarily used when working on Affinity Designer documents in Affinity Photo.)
Include hyperlinks—when selected, the PDF output will include all created hyperlinks.
Include layers—when selected, the PDF output will include all created layers.
Include printers marks—when selected, the PDF output will show printer marks around the page edge. All printer marks are added by default. However, particular types of printer marks can be switched off, depending on your preference. These include:
Colour and greyscale bars
Embed fonts—select an option for handling fonts used in the document.
Text as Curves—all text is converted to curves. This ensures the resulting exported file will display correctly regardless of the fonts installed on the viewing device.
All Fonts—any fonts used in the document are embedded in the exported file. This ensures the resulting exported file will display correctly regardless of the fonts installed on the viewing device.
Uncommon Fonts—fonts used are only embedded in the exported file if they are not part of the fonts traditionally installed on most devices. The viewing device must have the expected fonts installed to view any common fonts in the exported file.
No Fonts—no fonts are embedded in the exported file. A viewing device must have all the used fonts installed to accurately view the exported file.
Subset fonts—when selected, embedded fonts will only include the glyphs used in the document. If this option is off, all glyphs for the used fonts are embedded in the exported file, regardless of whether they appear in the document or not.
Allow advanced features—when selected, all design features supported by the PDF file format are exported as vectors. If this option is off, depending on the nature of these features, they are rasterised or converted to curves on export. These features include:
Artistic text which has been horizontally or vertically stretched.
Text which has an applied stroke.
Linear and radial gradients.
For SVG file format:
Export text as curves—when selected, the text in the resulting file will be drawn as curves (therefore displaying precisely as intended, even if viewed on a device without the used fonts installed). However, this option will increase file size, and text won't be editable as text or available to "text to speech" in other apps. If this option is off, text will be exported as text and the viewing device will need the used fonts installed for it to be viewed correctly.
Longer text spans—when selected, text is placed relative to previous lines of text (therefore producing smaller file sizes and simpler file structures). If this option is off, text is placed with absolute coordinates.
Use hex colours—when selected, colours in the exported file are expressed as RGB Hex values (therefore reducing file size but less human-readable). If this option is off, colours are exported as standard RGB values.
Flatten transforms—when selected, transformed objects are 'fixed' in the exported file. This allows for the file to be viewed more accurately across applications. If this option is off, objects remain dynamically transformed to allow for more flexible editing.
Use tile patterns—when selected, rasterised areas may be converted to a vector shape with a filled bitmap to give smoother, sharper edges. However, this might not be supported by some apps. If this option is off, objects will exist as singular elements within the exported file.
Set viewBox—when selected, the exported file includes coordinates and dimensions which define the view box of the image. If this option is off, no view box data is included in the exported file. The export area is used to define the view box.
Add line breaks—when selected, the code in the exported file will be optimized for human viewing and reading. If this option is off, the image will be exported with code on a single line which will make the file size significantly smaller.
For EPS file format:
Postscript level—sets the version of the exported postscript file. Select from the pop-up menu.
Minimise size—when selected (default), the exported file will be compressed to create the smallest file size possible.
To save custom settings as a preset:
Set the export options as desired.
Click Panel Preferences, and select Create preset from the pop-up menu.
Enter a name and click OK.
The new preset is added to the end of the Preset pop-up menu and is also accessible from the Export dialog.