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Export a DNA, RNA or Protein Map as an Image

How do I export a DNA or protein map as an image?

SnapGene can export maps in bitmap formats (BMP, JPEG, PNG and TIFF) or resolution-independent vector-based formats (PDF, SVG and EMF). See Export a Vector Image for more information about exporting and working with images exported in PDF or SVG formats.

Create or Open a Sequence File

Create, import or open a DNA, RNA or protein sequence file.

Switch to Map view.

Use the options available via the View menu (or via the Side Toolbar) to display or hide Enzyme sites, Features, Primers, ORFs as desired for an exported image. See the lessions on Display Options for DNA Sequences, Display Options for Protein Sequences  and Other Display Options for more information on changing how a map is displayed.

Export an Image

Click File → Export → Map to export.

In the window set the appropriate export location.

Click the dropdown menu to select the format for the exported image.

If required enter a name for the exported file.

Click Save.

Set the Resolution of the Exported Image (bitmap formats)

Set further information for bitmap images (BMP, JPEG, PNG and TIFF).

  1. Set whether the exported image is color or grayscale.
  2. Set the resolution of the image in pixels per inch (ppi).
  3. Set whether the image has a transparent background (only PNG or TIFF support a transparency layer).
  4. By default SnapGene includes a  "Created with SnapGene watermark". Uncheck this option to not show a watermark.

Click Export to export the file to your computer.