Learn how to export your documents, artboards, and layers in different formats and sizes.
Updated in August 2021 (v22.5)
With this release, the export of Photoshop documents as SVG is no longer supported in Photoshop using the Export As option. 'Export As SVG' is being discontinued due to low usage and limitations. To know more, see Export As SVG deprecation in Photoshop.
You can use Quick Export As and Export As options to export a Photoshop document, artboards, layers, and layer groups in PNG, JPG, and GIF file formats.
Use the Quick Export As option when you want to quickly export your work based on the settings you've specified in the Quick Export preferences.
To access the Quick Export As option, do either of the following:
Quick Export preferences for format, location, metadata, and color space
By default, Quick Export generates assets as PNG with transparency and prompts you every time to select an export location.
To change the Quick Export settings, do either of the following:
You can specify the following options in the Preferences dialog:
Quick Export Format: Select an image file format for export — PNG, JPG, and GIF. You can further set format-specific parameters. For example, for PNG, you can specify if you want to export assets with Transparency enabled (32-bit) or export Smaller Files (8-bit). For JPG, you can set the export Quality.
Quick Export Location: Choose this option to select the location for images exported using Quick Export. Select one of the following:
Quick Export Metadata: Use this option to include metadata — Copyright and Contact info in the exported assets.
Quick Export Color Space: Choose whether you want to convert the assets to the sRGB color space.
Export As Location: See the Export As section below.
Use the Export As option to fine-tune your export settings every time you export layers, layer groups, artboards, or Photoshop documents as images. Each selected layer, layer group, or artboard is exported as a separate image asset.
To launch the Export As dialog, do either of the following:
With the April 2022 release of Photoshop 23.3, the Export As dialog is supported by UXP (Unified Extensibility Platform) and not Common Extensibility Platform (CEP) because UXP supports more modern features and is simpler to design.
You can set the following options in the Export As dialog:
Format: Choose PNG, JPG, or GIF.
Format-specific setting: For PNG, specify whether you want to export assets with Transparency enabled (32-bit) or export smaller-sized images (8-bit). For JPEG, specify the desired image quality slider (1–7). GIF images are transparent by default. While exporting PNG assets, remember the following:
Size: Specify the width and height of the image asset. Width and height are locked together by default. Changing the width automatically changes the height proportionately. If you want to specify the canvas bounds of the exported asset, see Canvas Size.
Scale: Choose how big the exported image should be. This option is useful for exporting larger- or smaller-resolution assets. Changing the scale impacts image size.
Resample: Choose a resampling method. Resampling refers to changing the amount of image data as you change either the pixel dimensions or the resolution of an image, typically while resizing an image.
Canvas Size: If your asset needs to occupy a certain width and height, specify those values as the Canvas Size. The Export As dialog updates the preview to center the image within those bounds. This option is useful in several scenarios, such as the following:
If the image is larger than the canvas size, it is clipped to the width and height values set for the canvas. If the canvas size is larger than the image, the new space will be filled depending on the content of your image. If you have a background layer, it will fill with white color. If you do not have a background layer and your format settings support transparency, the background layer will be transparent. If your file is using the Index color mode, it will fill with the final swatch in the color table. You can click Reset to revert the values to those set in Image Size.
Metadata: Specify whether you want to embed metadata—copyright and contact information—in the exported assets.
Color Space: Specify the following options that are selected by default:
To change the Export As location preference, do either of the following:
In the Preferences dialog, choose an option under Export As Location.
You can export the selected layers, artboards, or documents as assets in multiple sizes using the Export As dialog.
To do so, follow these steps:
The scaling options you choose is applied to all of your selected layers or artboards.
You can export and save layers as individual files using a variety of formats, including PSD, BMP, JPEG, PDF, Targa, and TIFF. Layers are named automatically as they are saved. You can set options to control the generation of names.
To export layers as files, do the following:
You can export artboards as separate files. Follow these steps:
You can export artboards as PDF documents. Follow these steps:
Export As SVG support in Photoshop has always been experimental. With the August release of Photoshop 22.5, this feature has been discontinued due to low usage and limitations.
If you still want to export your Photoshop document as SVG, you can follow any of these workarounds:
sRGB is recommended when you prepare images for the web, because it defines the color space of the standard monitor used to view images on the web. sRGB is also a good choice when you work with images from consumer-level digital cameras, because most of these cameras use sRGB as their default color space.
To learn more about color spaces and settings, see Color settings.
Slices divide an image into smaller images that are reassembled on a web page using an HTML table or CSS layers. By dividing the image, you can assign different URL links to create page navigation, or optimize each part of an image using its own optimization settings. You export and optimize a sliced image using the Save for Web (Legacy) option. Photoshop saves each slice as a separate file and generates the HTML or CSS code needed to display the sliced image.
To learn more, see Slice web pages.
Yes. You can still use Save for Web (Legacy) option to export your assets. To export your document using the legacy export option, select File > Export > Save for Web (Legacy).
When you are using Photoshop on macOS 10.15.x and select File > Export > Save for Web, you get an error "Adobe Save for Web Error: Could not complete this operation. An unknown error has occurred."
To learn about the workaround, see Photoshop and macOS Catalina (10.15).
When you select File > Export > Render Video... the process never completes.
To learn about the workaround, see Photoshop and macOS Catalina (10.15).
The error: "There is a problem with Generator. Please quit Photoshop and try again. If the problem persists, remove any third-party plug-ins or try to reinstalling Photoshop." may occur when launching Photoshop or using Generator-related functions.
To learn about the workaround, see Error 'There is a problem with Generator' occurs when launching Photoshop.
Layers that are empty or are not capable of rendering images cannot be rendered in the Export As dialog. These layers can be clipping masks, adjustment layers, or just layers that have no pixels in them.
The Export operation was unable to render the image, because it bleeds off the canvas. Move the image such that it fits within the canvas