How do I export a Figma file?

Figma is a powerful design tool that allows you to create and collaborate on designs in the cloud. Once you've completed your design, you might want to export it to share with others or use it in other applications. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to export a Figma file.

Step 1: Open Your Figma File

Log in to your Figma account and open the file you wish to export.

Step 2: Access the Export Option

Click on the "File" menu located at the top-left corner of the Figma editor. A drop-down menu will appear.

Step 3: Select "Export" or Use Keyboard Shortcut

In the drop-down menu, you'll see the "Export" option. Click on it to proceed with exporting your Figma file.

Alternatively, you can use a keyboard shortcut to quickly access the export option. Simply press "CTRL + SHIFT + E" (or "CMD + SHIFT + E" on Mac) to open the export dialog.

Step 4: Choose Export Format

After clicking on "Export" or using the keyboard shortcut, a new dialog will appear, allowing you to select the export format.

Figma provides various export formats such as PNG, JPEG, SVG, PDF, and more. Choose the format that suits your requirements.

Step 5: Configure Export Settings

Once you've selected the export format, you may have additional options to configure the export settings, such as image size, resolution, quality, and more. Adjust these settings as needed.

Step 6: Choose Export Location

Next, choose the folder or location where you want to save the exported file on your computer.

Step 7: Click "Export"

Finally, click on the "Export" button to start the export process. Figma will generate the exported file based on your chosen format and settings.

Step 8: Locate Your Exported File

Once the export is complete, navigate to the chosen export location on your computer to find the exported file. Congratulations! You've successfully exported your Figma file.


Exporting a Figma file is a straightforward process that allows you to share your designs with others or use them in other applications. Remember to choose the appropriate export format and settings based on your needs. Happy designing!

August 1, 2023

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