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.