7.10.4. Exporting a map

Maps can be exported from the QGIS Print Composer in different ways:

  • In most cases the aim will be to create a printable PDF file. Go to File and select Export as PDF. By default the settings should be already in the range for good printing results.
  • For special map dimensions or to change the resolution settings, go to the Composition tab beside the Item Properties.
  • Of course a map can also directly be sent to a printer device (File > Print).
  • For a special purpose it might make sense to export a map to a vector or raster image. The two corresponding functions are File > Export as SVG and File > Export as Image, respectively.