Single Pictures


The Single Pictures feature lets you output images of what you see in the viewing area. Your current onscreen Display Modes and Options are maintained in your output pictures except for the Grid which is always Off in output pictures.

This feature is useful to create simple and quick planogram images or images from custom viewpoints.

Pictures can be placed in the Windows clipboard or saved to a variety of image file formats.

Tip: If you want to publish reports with a product list and pictures, please see Reports.

Single picture commands


There are two ways to save pictures:

Copy picture

The Copy picture command on the bottom toolbar takes a snapshot of your project as it appears in the viewing area and saves it to the clipboard. You can then directly paste it in another application like Microsoft ® Word, PowerPoint, etc.


Save picture

Click the Save picture button to save an image of your project as it appears in the viewing area to your local hard disk. You will be requested to select a destination folder and a filename.


Note: Use the File format drop-down list to define in which format the pictures are saved.

Single picture parameters


There are several options to personalize your pictures. All the options below are saved by the application for the next time you use PlanogramBuilder.


File Format

Provides a choice of file formats to save the pictures. Available formats are:

Transparent Background

Specifies the type of background to use for the pictures saved to disk with the Save picture command:

Note: This option is available only with the PNG and TIF file formats.

Note: Pictures copied to the clipboard with the Copy picture command cannot have a transparent background.

Default folder

Optionally specifies where images will be saved by default: use the Browse button to select the folder on your PC. You can also type the folder path directly in the text box below.


Lets you choose if the image should be in portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) format.

Picture size

Provides a list of predefined values defining the dimensions of the images to save. This list includes common formats in pixels or in printed size.

If you don’t find a suitable preset value, you can choose Custom in the list and set your own width and height values in the box below. Enter values as follows: [width] × [height] [unit (cm / mm / in / px)]. If no unit type is entered, it defaults to the current measurement unit set in Settings.


You can specify any values up to 8000 × 6000 pixels (a monster 48 M pixels image) or even more if your system has enough memory. Typical use for very high resolution images includes booklets with prepress quality or big size posters that you can use on a tradeshow booth back wall.

When you change the picture size and orientation, the viewing area is automatically resized to match the aspect ratio of your final picture. This comes handy to fine tune the aspect (using the Orbit, Pan and Zoom tools) before taking a picture with a perfectly predictable result.


Sets the number of pixels per inch (PPI) in the image. You can use presets or a custom value.


Note: Your picture parameters are saved for your next session.

Note: If you have turned on Dimension Lines onscreen, your output pictures also include dimensions of bays and selected room elements as previewed in the Publish task viewing area. The size of the dimension text and arrows is adjusted automatically to result in a text height of 3mm in your printed picture, based on current Picture size and Resolution values.

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