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How can I export only a subset of my Surfer plot to an image file?

To export only a small portion of the plot, you can either export to an image, crop the image and resave, change the map limits, or export the current view.

 

Method 1: Export and Crop

Click File | Export and export the entire plot to the image file. Once you have the image, you can crop it either in a third party software (e.g. Adobe Photoshop) or you can crop it in Surfer. To crop it in Surfer:

  1. Click Home | New Map | Base, select the PNG of the entire plot and click Open.
  2. Select Map in the Contents window.
  3. In the Properties window, click the Limits tab, and specify the X and Y minimum and maximum coordinates of the area of interest.
  4. Click the Scale tab and specify the size of the map you want.
  5. Turn off the axes by unchecking them in the Contents window.
  6. Click File | Export to export the subset area of your map.

 

Method 2: Changing the Map Limits

You could change the map limits to only show the area you want, and then export. To do this:

  1. Select Map in the Contents window.
  2. In the Properties window, click the Limits tab, and specify the X and Y minimum and maximum coordinates of the area of interest.
  3. Click the Scale tab and specify the size of the map you want.
  4. Click File | Export to export the subset area of your map.

 

Method 3: Export current view only.

Zoom into the area you want, then choose to export only that view. To do this:

  1. Zoom in so the plot window shows just what you want to export.
  2. Click File | Export.
  3. At the bottom of the Export dialog, check the box next to Current view only.
  4. Give your file a name and a type then click Save.
  5. Set the desired export options and click OK to create the export file.

 

Updated September 11, 2017

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