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The common image formats: 'PNG', 'JPG/JPEG' are supported. In addition, formats like 'EPS', 'SVG' and 'PDF' are also available for user with a Personal or Professional subscription. You can get more details on our pricing page
Note: It is important to note that any figures containing WebGL traces (i.e. of type scattergl, heatmapgl, contourgl, scatter3d, surface, mesh3d, scatterpolargl, cone, streamtube, splom, or parcoords) that are exported in a vector format like SVG, EPS or PDF will include encapsulated rasters instead of vectors for some parts of the image.
To access the image in a particular format, you can either:
orca()function. Orca is Plotly's command line applications for generating static images.
export the image on plotly's servers using
append the format extension to the plot url. i.e. the JPG version of the plot: https://plot.ly/~chris/1638 is available at : https://plot.ly/~chris/1638.jpg.
4.7.900 and above includes the
orca() function (replacing the
export() function), which exports images locally, but requires the processx package:
if (!require("processx")) install.packages("processx") p <- plot_ly(z = ~volcano) %>% add_surface() orca(p, "surface-plot.png")
Export Using Your Plotly Account
Another option is to do image export through your plotly account.
First, you will require the development version of plotly, this can be installed using
devtools::install_github("ropensci/plotly"). In addition, if you haven't already, let the R package know about your credentials.
Sys.setenv("plotly_username" = "YOUR USER NAME") Sys.setenv("plotly_api_key" = "YOUR API KEY")
This option will export the image on plotly's servers and write the content to a local file
"output.png" in your working directory.
library(plotly) p <- plot_ly(x = c(1,2,3,4), y = c(2,4,1,3), type = 'scatter', mode = 'lines') plotly_IMAGE(p, format = "png", out_file = "output.png")
Appending File Type to URL
You can also view the static version of any Plotly graph by appending
.svg to the end of the URL. For example, view the static image of https://plot.ly/~chris/1638 at https://plot.ly/~chris/1638.png. See Using Plotly with rmarkdown/knitr for a way to embed these links in rmarkdown/knitr (Rmd) files.