I'm making a complement for QGIS3, how can I export the map I'm seeing in the window to .PNG using Plugin Builder. Without having to go through Print Composers.

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    Aug 2, 2018 at 17:49

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I assume you know how to create a plugin by Plugin Builder 3. If so, briefly, delete the code lines under def run(self): line in main file of your plugin and just add the following code under def run(self): line.


If you don't know how to create a plugin by Plugin Builder 3, firstly please refer to Qgis Plugin Builder page.


Assuming QGIS 3.x.

Project> Import/Export> Export Map to Image...

  • Thanks for the quick reply, but this I need to integrate into a plugin that I am creating
    – Seba79
    Aug 2, 2018 at 16:31
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    your question asks to export map to image, and this is the answer.
    – NULL.Dude
    Aug 2, 2018 at 17:10
  • I need to do this using Plugin Builder, not manually.
    – Seba79
    Aug 2, 2018 at 17:17

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