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How to Save as PNG from Silhouette Studio (V4.2 Series)

Silhouette Studio finally  will soon have an option to Save as PNG directly from the design software.

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It's been a long requested feature that hasn't been released until the new version of Silhouette Studio V4.2 which is currently in open beta (as of June 2018)
The Save as PNG is only available to Silhouette Studio users who are using Silhouette Studio V4.2 Business Edition - so yet another reason to both update and upgrade.

The option allows you to save your entire work area or a selection as a PNG with either a white or transparent background.

Silhouette America released the ability to save as SVG, JPEG, and PDF in a previous version of V4....but users insisted on the ability to save as a PNG and it's finally here.

To Save As a PNG from Silhouette Studio, with your design open in the work area, go to the File menu. Click either Save As or Save Selection as > Save to Hard Drive.

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A box will pop up. The default file type is Silhouette Studio 3. Click the dropdown menu to see the other options - including PNG.

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Once you select PNG and click "Okay" you'll get another pop up box. This one will ask you what DPI (dots per inch) you'd like to save in. You'll also have the option to save with a white background or transparent.

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Make your selections and then click Okay to finish saving as a PNG file from Silhouette Studio.

In this preview screen you can see the difference between the PNG saved with a transparent background vs a white background. 

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This new Silhouette Studio feature is hugely important for Silhouette businesses that design in Silhouette Studio and sell their digital designs.

Because the .Studio file format is proprietary, .Studio files can't be sold.  However SVG and PNG file types can be. The ability to export as an SVG was great, but it still limited those designs who create in Silhouette Studio because not all customers can open SVG files - only those with an upgraded version of Silhouette Studio.  PNG files can opened by all Silhouette Studio users and can easily be traced to create a cut line around the edge. 

For more tutorials in the Silhouette Studio V4.2 series click below

https://www.silhouetteschoolblog.com/search/label/Silhouette%20Studio%20V4.2

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