Exporting to PDFs and Images

When you want to share your timeline on the Web, paste it into a document, or send it to someone, you can export it as a PNG image or as a single-page PDF.

Performing an Export

Choose File ▸ Export to PNG or PDF to export your document.

The PNG/PDF export dialog

TimeStory will show a small preview of the export result and an estimate of the final file size, along with a few options. As you change these options, the preview and file size will update automatically.

When you’re ready, click Save to save the exported file, or Copy to Clipboard if you want to paste it directly into another app or document.

Choosing What to Export

The “Area to export” option allows you to control what parts of your timeline to include in the result.

  • Select “Entire document” to export the entire contents of your document.
  • Select “Visible region” to export the area you were viewing when you started the export.
  • Select “Start/End” to choose a date range; the export will contain just this date range. You may type dates or pick them from the pop-up calendar view.

PNG Image Options

“Image size” shows the current PNG output size in pixels. You can adjust this as needed; TimeStory will preserve the image’s aspect ratio. An upper limit of 10,000 pixels in each direction is enforced, with an initial default size of 4,096 along the longest edge.

Choose the “Transparent background” option to omit your document’s background color. This is suitable when your destination document already has the desired background; it slightly increases the size of the output file.