PicMonkey Help & Support

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Using Old PicMonkey? Find help here.

Exporting Photos from PicMonkey

Use "Download" in the top toolbar to export images from the Editor to save to your computer. 

Use "Share" to send your files directly to social media, email, or other third-party programs. See: Sharing to Social Media

Getting to Download from the Editor

The Download button can be found at the top of the editor. Download lets you save your image to your computer. To directly Share your image with others or invite them to your Shared Space, use the Share icon in the top toolbar.

Getting to Download from Hub

To go directly to Download from Hub, select a single image, then select the Download icon (arrow pointing down) in the bottom right. Note that you can only download one image at a time. You must deselect an image before selecting another to download.

Downloading your image

When you select Download, you'll choose from three file types (or two if you have a Basic account): .jpg, .png, or .pdf (.pdf is only available to Pro subscribers).

Downloading a .png

  • If your image has a transparent background, choose .png as the file type. A .jpg will color any transparent areas white.

  • A .png is a good option if you plan on printing and need to preserve image quality.

  • If you have fine text a .png will likely give you better results. 

Keep in mind: .png files do tend to be larger in overall file size than other file types. 

Downloading a .jpg

  • A .jpg file is great for sharing images, as it keeps the file size relatively small. 

Downloading a .pdf

Choose to download your file as a .pdf if you need a .pdf format, or for archival purposes. Sharing your image inside a .pdf makes it un-editable by others. 

Downloading a .mp4

Choose to download your file as a .mp4 if you have any video elements in your file, including large .gif files. You'll receive an email from us from when your download is complete containing a link where you can access your file for 7 days. Your video will also download to your downloads folder on your desktop.

Downloading a .gif

Choose to download your file as a .gif if you've used an animated gif graphic in your design, or if your video design is under 6-10 seconds. If your .gif is longer than this in runtime, we will prompt you to download your file as a .mp4 because .gifs over this length have huge file sizes.

**When downloading files, where they are saved is dictated by your browser settings. For security reasons, websites cannot change this on your behalf. By default, files are downloaded to a "Downloads" folder. You can set your browser to prompt you to pick a location each time. 

For help with that see: Choosing where downloads are saved

Looking for help with Sharing your images to social media, via email, or via Shared Space? See: Sharing Images From the Editor

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