Downloading Visuals as PNG Files

Arcadia Instant enables you to save a screenshot of a visual as a .png file. This method is better than using a desktop tool because it handles apps that are very long or very wide, and don't fit on the screen.

Availability Notes:
  • This feature is available only when thumbnails are enabled. See Enabling Snapshots and Thumbnails.
  • For snapshots of custom JS visuals, we support only ECMA Script 5 for Javascript.
  • Arcadia Instant does not support PNG download on the Windows platform.

The following steps demonstrate how to save the a visual as a *.png file.

  1. In Visual Designer, click the (ellipsis) icon at the top of the interface.
  2. Click Download as..., and select Image (png) from the secondary menu.

    Download as png
  3. A "Generating screenshot" message appears.

    Arcadia Instant saves the image to a *.png file that has the same name as the visual, in the default download directory.

    Note that Arcadia Instant renames visuals with names that contain characters not supported by the file system. For example, for the visual "Iris Species Scatter w/ Trendlines", it generates the file Iris Species Scatter w_ Trendlines.png, replacing the forward-slash (ASCII #47) character with an underscore (ASCII #95) character.

    Generated *.png file of a visual