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Email a Landscape Design

Send a Landscape Design as an Email

Save your design as an image that can be emailed, posted online, or sent to a print shop.

Introduction

The end result of nearly every project using landscape design software is to share it with others. In our software, this can be done by creating videos, e-mailing images, posting images to your website, or even sending landscape images to a print shop. This tutorial explains how to save your landscape design as an image for the purpose of emailing it.

Step 1: Save the Landscape Design as an Image

The first step is to save your landscape design as a common image file, such as a Jpeg.

If you are using Realtime Landscaping Photo: Click File and Export to File.

If you are using Realtime Landscaping Architect, Pro, or Plus: Click File and Export Viewport to File, Export Plan to File (only applies to Architect), or Export Top-Down to File.

In the dialog that appears, set the file type to "JPEG" if you intend the image to be emailed or posted online, or "BMP", "TGA", "PNG", or "PDF" if you wish to send the file to a print shop or use it for other purposes. Type a name for the file and save it in a notable location, such as your desktop, so that it will be easy to find in the next step.

After clicking the Save button, a dialog will appear to let you choose the quality of your image. Set the Render quality to "High", and choose a resolution that will work well for your intentions. Higher resolutions mean larger and clearer images, while lower resolutions deliver smaller images. For e-mailing a design, choose a resolution of about 1024x768 as this will ensure a fast transfer to the recipient. Click the Ok button when you are finished, and your image will be created.

Step 2: Send the Landscape by Email

The next and final step is to email the design to the recipient.

How you will email the image you saved depends on what email provider you are using. Typically the approach is to create a new email and then to attach your image as a file; look for an "Attach" button or a paperclip symbol. When your image is attached, you may send it to the recipient. If your image is in Jpeg format and you have followed the steps above, then the recipient will be able to view your image on virtually any device that has access to email.

Tips:

  • Some email providers will limit the size of files that can be sent. If you receive an email back from an automated system, try saving your image at a lower resolution and re-sending it.
  • If you are unfamiliar with attaching files, try sending an email to yourself first as a test.
  • If you are using an email provider that allows embedding images into the email message body, we recommend attaching the file instead; we have found this to appear much more professional because embedded images are usually blocked.