Once your sketch is ready to go, tap the Export button on the status bar. You can choose to export to JPG, PNG, PSD, DXF, SVG, PDF or .concepts.

You’ll notice a Region and an Options area. Your Region is the area you’d like to include in the export (since you have an infinite canvas to choose from). If you have an artboard active, you’ll see that region available, as well, and you can choose to export to your preset boundaries. Your Options include exporting with a transparent background, exporting with your current Paper type, and whether or not you’d like to include your Grid in your export. These options differ a bit depending on which file type you choose - go ahead and select to your desired outcome.


Standard, low-resolution export that’s best for quick emails or low-res screenshots. You can choose between 72, 150 and 300 dpi resolutions.


Standard, higher-resolution export for pixel-perfect images that are viewable on nearly any device. You can choose between 72, 150 and 300 dpi resolutions.


A standard format for simplified vector paths that include point data and colors, but is limited to a single line-weight per stroke and very rough texture support. Please be aware that not all SVG formats are equal between apps. In fact, they’re all different and proprietary, and you can expect to see inconsistencies between vector stroke appearances in Concepts versus other vector apps. Soft Mask marks will display as white lines. If exporting for Adobe Illustrator, make sure to uncheck ‘Filters’ in the options.


DXF is a CAD format from Autodesk (R14) that includes vector paths and basic color representation, useful for organic CAD models and laser / waterjet cutting. Eraser marks will display as white lines.


Adobe’s Photoshop format supports multiple layers in a raster (high-res PNG) format.

PDF (Adobe PDF, Vector Paths)

Adobe’s PDF is an industry standard for cross-device workflows. This is the vector version that supports basic paths but loses the textured feel of your brushes.


Our native Concepts file. You can save this file type or share it with other Concepts users for later in-app work, though it will only work on other Android / Chrome OS / Windows devices for now.

Exporting a PDF

Please read more about exporting your PDF files here.

Drag & Drop

Concepts supports Android’s Drag & Drop capability. You can drag & drop selections and images both into and out of Concepts with supported apps. Images are exported in a transparent PNG file format.


  1. This feature has to be enabled in the settings first. Open Concepts -> Open drawing -> Settings -> Tap Gestures tab. Check "Enable Android drag+drop active selections.
  2. Set your device in Split Screen view with both Concepts and supported app.
  3. Using the Item Picker or Lasso, select what you’d like to bring to another app.
  4. Tap+hold your selection. It will pop out from the screen.
  5. Start dragging your selection and drop it to your destination app.