Changing the image settings for layouts

You can change the graphics file format, color mode, and image resolution of layouts individually, for example, if you want to export some layouts as PDF files but others as PNG files.


  1. In the Layouts list, select the layouts whose export path you want to change.
  2. In the Print Options panel, choose Graphics in the Destination section.
  3. Select a graphics file format from the menu.
  4. Optional: If you selected PNG or TIFF, select a resolution from the Resolution menu.

    The Resolution setting does not affect PDF and SVG files as they are vector formats.

  5. Choose a color mode.
    • Mono exports the graphic in black and white.

    • Color exports the graphic in full color.

    • When exporting graphics files with a resolution of 72 dpi, we recommend that you select Color. If you select Mono, staff lines can disappear.

    • If you want to export layouts with watermarks, you must choose Color.


The image settings for the selected layouts are changed. This also changes the file name recipe used for the corresponding layouts when you export them.