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Export Images

Various options are available for exporting image files in Dips

Export Image

The Export Image option in the File menu allows you to save the active view directly to one of the following image file formats:

  • PNG *. png
  • JPEG *. jpg
  • GIF *. gif
  • Windows Bitmap *. bmp
  • Windows Enhanced Metafile *. emf
  • Windows Metafile *. wmf
  • Autocad DXF *.dxf (2D Stereonet and Rosette Plot only)

Copy to Clipboard

The active view can also be copied to the Windows clipboard using the Copy Bitmap option in the Edit menu. From the clipboard, images can be pasted directly into word or image processing applications. See the Copy to Clipboard topic for details.


  • To capture the entire screen to the Windows clipboard, you can use the PRINT SCREEN key on your keyboard. This is useful if you wish to capture multiple views in a single image, for example after tiling the views.
  • Pressing the ALT + PRINT SCREEN keys together will capture the application window only to the clipboard useful if the Dips program window is not maximized on your desktop.

DXF File Properties

When exporting a 2D Stereonet or Rosette Plot view image as DXF, the DXF File Properties dialog appears, allowing you to set:

  • Layer Name
  • Global Stereonet Location and Dimensions
    • Centre Coordinates (X, Y, Z)
    • Stereonet Radius
  • Other Options:
    • Black Text Changed to White
    • Draw All Entities using White
    • Use Multiple Layers According to Entity Color
    • Add Border
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