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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:
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The same result is produced by setting a graphic to a symbol, and then exporting the symbol:
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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.