23.2.2 The Export Graph as Image Dialog Box

The Export Graph as Image dialog is a simpler tool to export the current graph as a raster image file.

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If you want to do some advanced settings during exporting the graphs, you are supposed to use the Export Graph dialog instead.

Image Type

Here, Origin supports four general image types: PNG (default), BMP, JPEG, TIFF, EMF and SVG.

File Name

Specify the file name for the exported image. By default, the long name of current graph will be used.

File Path

Specify a path to store the exported image file. By default, user files folder will be used.


Specify the resolution of the exported image in DPI (dots per inch).

Width/Height in Pixels

Adjust the width and height of the image in pixels. By default, Auto is checked which means the actual graph size will be used.

Note: the Unit will follow the setting in the Plot Details dialog too.


Click the Preview button to view the image export in an internal viewer. Note that the viewer supports:

  • Ctrl + scroll (mouse wheel) to zoom in or out. The current zoom level is reported to the Status Bar.
  • Press Ctrl+W to reset to Zoom: 100%.
  • Preview available for all image types except SVG.