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Export visual as raster image (bmp, png, jpg/jpeg) or vector/metafile (wmf, emf, svg, eps)

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Pedro Innecco on 02 Mar 2016 18:11:02

We should have the option to export a visual as an image. Not only raster images such as bmp, jpg or png, but also vectorial metafiles such as wmf, emf and svg.

This is independent from the ability to allow visuals to be pasted onto other applications, which was submitted here: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/11698812-copy-screenshot-of-visual-to-clipboard

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Mihai Scrobotovici on 22 Mar 2024 16:33:17

RE: Export visual as raster image (bmp, png, jpg/jpeg) or vector/metafile (wmf, emf, svg, eps)

We export specific visuals (not entire PBI pages) to PowerPoint, and the most professional-looking way to do it now is by taking screenshots. The built-in "copy as image with caption" functionality generates much worse quality raster images than a regular screenshot would. It makes PPT slides look like garbage, which you can't present in a work environment. But even screenshots can be faulty because the margins of copied visuals are always different due to the manual nature of taking screenshots. There are workarounds to do this properly by exporting to PDF and then using an SVG editor like Inkscape to crop out the required visuals and save them as SVG... But, when working on dozens of slides per deck, that's just untenable.


We need the ability to copy visuals as vector images (or, worst case scenario, as high-quality raster images).

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Aart Beekhuizen on 06 Jul 2020 00:15:48

RE: Export visual as raster image (bmp, png, jpg/jpeg) or vector/metafile (wmf, emf, svg, eps)

Would be handy

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Power BI User on 06 Jul 2020 00:12:01

RE: Export visual as raster image (bmp, png, jpg/jpeg) or vector/metafile (wmf, emf, svg, eps)

please we need it urgent!!!!

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Power BI User on 06 Jul 2020 00:10:27

RE: Export visual as raster image (bmp, png, jpg/jpeg) or vector/metafile (wmf, emf, svg, eps)

I agree. I need that, as well! It seems a no-brainer this wouldn't be there. While the ability to export and embed visualizations on the web is amazing, this is needed, too.

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Andrew on 06 Jul 2020 00:09:58

RE: Export visual as raster image (bmp, png, jpg/jpeg) or vector/metafile (wmf, emf, svg, eps)

YES!!!

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Power BI User on 06 Jul 2020 00:09:46

RE: Export visual as raster image (bmp, png, jpg/jpeg) or vector/metafile (wmf, emf, svg, eps)

Such a basic functionality, amazed MS hasn't added yet. Tableau has it - a good reason to use Tableau

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Mmmman on 06 Jul 2020 00:07:10

RE: Export visual as raster image (bmp, png, jpg/jpeg) or vector/metafile (wmf, emf, svg, eps)

Just starting with PowerBI and it's laughable that this is not a capability already!

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Mark on 06 Jul 2020 00:02:03

RE: Export visual as raster image (bmp, png, jpg/jpeg) or vector/metafile (wmf, emf, svg, eps)

Definitely a must for reporting.

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Miguel Ribeiro on 06 Jul 2020 00:01:35

RE: Export visual as raster image (bmp, png, jpg/jpeg) or vector/metafile (wmf, emf, svg, eps)

This is extremely helpful. Others BI tools already have this.

It is a Tableu feature for instance.

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Chirag kotadia on 06 Jul 2020 00:01:17

RE: Export visual as raster image (bmp, png, jpg/jpeg) or vector/metafile (wmf, emf, svg, eps)

I agree to this. It is strange that Power BI being Microsoft product is missing this basic feature.