I'm trying to save an Image in QGIS Composer by polygon borders as seen in the right figure. But when I try to save it, I get a white rectangle box around my figure as seen in the left figure. Is there a way to save the figure like the right one?

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In Print Composer, in the Element Properties of the map, uncheck Backgroundand Frame. Or, if the white polygon is a layer, set the rendering style to No Symbols.

  • Thank you for your quick response. It works when uncheck the 'background' box, but when I export it as an image by the buttons below, It still creates the squared box. What am I doing wrong here? ![enter image description here](i.stack.imgur.com/ObM5m.jpg) – tVaes Jun 23 '18 at 11:15
  • Can you post a screenshot of the exported image? – Cezar B Jun 24 '18 at 9:21

You need to disable the background color from Composition -> Page Background

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  1. Click on Change
  2. Click on Simple Fill
  3. Choose Fill -> Transparent fill
  4. Export your image to PNG format because it supports transparent fill.

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Here is the output on Gimp:

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