Designers all over the globe use Figma for its convenience and flexibility. Whether you are working on a user interface design or a simple illustration for a blog post, Figma’s power gives you the freedom to realize your creative vision. However, your design process doesn’t stop with creating the asset; you need to know how to export your image from Figma to use it elsewhere. Today, we’re going to walk you through the process.
Exporting an Image from Figma
The process of exporting images from Figma is quite simple and straightforward. Here’s how you do it:
Step 1: Select Your Image
First, navigate to the specific frame or layer that you want to export. Click on it to select it. The selected frame or layer will be outlined in blue, indicating that it is now active and ready for export.
Step 2: Open the Export Settings
After your selection, navigate to the properties panel located on the right side of the interface. Here, you will find the ‘Export’ section. Click on the ‘+’ button to create a new export setting.
Step 3: Choose Your Preferred Image Format and Settings
Figma allows you to export your images in various formats like PNG, JPEG, SVG, and PDF. Click on the ‘Format’ dropdown menu and select your preferred format. After selecting the format, specify any additional settings like size and suffix if necessary.
Step 4: Export Your Image
Once you’ve set your preferred export settings, click on the ‘Export’ button. Figma will then prompt you to choose a location on your computer where the exported file will be saved. Choose your preferred location and click ‘Save’.
Step 5: Locate Your Exported Image
After exporting, navigate to the location on your computer where you saved the file. You should find your exported image there.
Useful Tips for Exporting Images from Figma
Batch Export: Figma also allows you to export multiple frames or layers at once. To do this, simply select multiple frames or layers by holding down the Shift key as you click on each frame or layer. Then, follow the same steps as above to export them.
Slice Tool: The Slice tool can be useful when you want to export a specific area within a frame. Simply select the Slice tool from the toolbar and draw a rectangle over the area you want to export. This slice can then be exported just like a regular frame or layer.
Export Settings Presets: If you often export images with the same settings, Figma allows you to save these settings as a preset. This can save you a lot of time in the future.
And that’s it! You now know how to export an image from Figma. Remember, it’s all about selecting the right frame or layer, setting up your export settings, and clicking that ‘Export’ button. Happy designing!