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How to | Export Graphics
You may want to export a graphic for use outside Mathematica. You have a large set of choices of raster and vector formats.
This is a selection of examples from the complete "How to" screencast. »
Plot a graph of :
Select the graph by clicking the graph or the cell, then select FileSave Selection As. In the Save As dialog box, select the file type in the Save as Type: drop-down menu. Here, the graphic is saved as a JPEG:
You can also simply use Copy and Paste to export a graphic.
With the graphic selected, use either the EditCopy menu item, the Ctrl+ C (PC) or Cmd+ C (Macintosh) keyboard shortcuts, or Copy Graphic from the contextual menu that appears after right-clicking the graphic.
Here, Copy Graphic is selected from the contextual menu:
You can also use Export to export a graphic. Export a graph of as a JPEG:
Click for copyable input
The same result is produced by setting a graphic to a symbol, and then exporting the symbol:
Click for copyable input
Click for copyable input
Regardless of the method that you use to export graphics, you can use them in other Mathematica notebooks or any other program that supports the file format.