When exporting a print layout to image or PDF in QGIS 3.6, the default resolution is 300dpi. I'd like to change that default.

There's an analogue question here: Adjusting QGIS Print Composer output resolution?

But that targets QGIS 2.12 and the answer does not apply to QGIS 3.6.

There is a variable for DPI which is set to 300 but I'm unable to change it: enter image description here

  • The answer for that question applies to QGIS 3.6 as well.
    – csk
    May 5, 2019 at 19:04
  • No the answer for that question doesn't apply here as Marco noted. Therefore, this is not a duplicate.
    – Dakatine
    May 6, 2019 at 10:57

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The whole printer composer changed from QGIS 2 and not everything is as smooth as someone would like. It is a shame that the page layout is so hidden, for instance, it took me a while to figure it out how to access it in QGIS 3.

The Export Settings now is in the Layout tab as shown below.

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