Printing and Downloading
Printing and downloading is a premium feature available with our paid plans.
The Download button, along with the Publish and Share buttons, can be found on the upper right-hand corner on any project page. You will see that you can choose to download files as images or PDFs.
Downloading image files
Choose the right file type according to what you’ll use the image for:
- Downloading photographic images.
- Using complex colors and shades.
- You need a smaller size file and aren’t as concerned with quality.
- You’re ok with losing reasonably unimportant image quality due to compression.
- Vector type images and images with blocks of single color and no gradients.
- Sharing images on the web.
- Complex images of large file size.
- Downloading images with transparent background.
- This file type does not lose data when compressed as it restores the original quality.
When downloading files as JPG, you can change the file resolution. The image resolution is responsible for the quality of an image when it gets re-sized. For example, a 1200 x 800px file has 1200 color pixels in width and 800 color pixels in height.
A pixel is the smallest unit of programmable color on a computer display. There are four quality options to choose from: low, medium, high and maximum. Choose ”maximum” if you wish to print the chart on a large paper size, but keep in mind that the size of the file will be bigger than if you go with a lower resolution.
Other items in the Download menu
With both file formats you can customize the width and height of the file. This will not change the way the image looks but it will improve the file’s download quality. The maximum available width of 3000 px will render the best quality in an 80 cm sheet.
Grid and values can be enabled or disabled for your downloaded version. Both are useful as guidelines for viewing exact data values. But sometimes the individual values aren’t as important as the overall trend of the numbers. If that’s the case, you may benefit from removing the grid and/or value from the downloaded version to keep the chart clean and reduce the visual noise.
Downloading as PDF
In the PDF mode you can select the paper size you want the chart to fit in. You can leave the size as is, or choose A3, A4 and A5 or the American Letter size. All of the latter options will add extra space around your chart.
Depending on whether your chart is longer in width or height, choose landscape or portrait paper orientation.
You will notice that placing the chart on different paper sizes leaves certain space around it. Use the margins to move your chart around the space. Increase the value of the margins to move the chart towards the center and decrease the values to move the chart toward the edges.