Bug 67614 - FILESAVE: Exporting as JPG or PNG exports only selected slide
Summary: FILESAVE: Exporting as JPG or PNG exports only selected slide
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.0 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
: 67942 81825 105359 109071 118804 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Presentation-Export Graphics-Export
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Reported: 2013-08-01 09:08 UTC by Zeki Bildirici
Modified: 2019-07-14 23:48 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Zeki Bildirici 2013-08-01 09:08:21 UTC
Problem description: 

While Exporting a presentation to JPG or PNG or other graphic formats, Impress only exports selected slide. 

In fact there is a selection checkbox in the export dialog but it doesn't work.

Ms Office has a good export dialog. First it asks to export current slide or every slide in the presentation, then if you select every slide it creates a new folder and exports slides into that folder and gives slide names number order.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Create a slide show including multiple slides
2. Click File - Export and select jpg or png as file type

Current behavior:
Exports only one slide

Expected behavior:
Export all slides, or selected range

Operating System: All
Version: release
Comment 1 Tomaz Vajngerl 2013-08-01 11:47:01 UTC
Yes, this should be supported but we should think about how to actually do this. I think we should generally add "export as image" to the menu similar to how we already have "export as PDF". With this we can add a custom export dialog where we could first decide what to export with which parameters and then ask where to export and in what way.
Comment 2 Tomaz Vajngerl 2013-08-09 10:31:49 UTC
*** Bug 67942 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 raal 2014-12-28 20:40:35 UTC
*** Bug 81825 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Zeki Bildirici 2015-02-09 14:50:53 UTC

@Björn can this be an easyhack?

Best regards,
Comment 5 Björn Michaelsen 2015-02-09 14:57:53 UTC
(In reply to Zeki Bildirici from comment #4)
> @Björn can this be an easyhack?

Only if you find a mentor. Please do so politely on the development channel, as doing this on bugzilla makes too much noise. UnCCing myself.
Comment 6 m.a.riosv 2017-07-12 12:08:56 UTC
*** Bug 109071 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 kurusux 2017-07-12 17:45:10 UTC
Can you please increase the priority on this? It's going on 4 years without any action and I think it's a pretty important function. I think people need to spend a little more time on this, instead of "A toolbar control to insert Emojis" that we got in the just released update.
Comment 8 Rebentisch 2018-01-02 12:17:15 UTC
It seems my bug #105359 is a duplicate. Along the fact that the file dialogue has a slide selection option that is not honoured, let me add a "use case", let me explain why I need the feature:

For external presentations I need high-fidelity slides. The easiest way to achieve that is to export slides as images and convert them back to pdf using imagemagick.

Ordinary PDF export does not cut it for me as I don't want to run ever again into font issues during presentations and I also do not like extractable, google-indexed text, esp. when the slide deck contains email addresses and I know that the organizers of the conference will put the slides on their web site. Furthermore, there are export fidelity bugs (or "missing features") that I work around by exporting to an image format and then manually putting them together as a pdf, namely the problem that textbackground is not exported (which I enjoy to use for presentations).

Right now I am forced to manually export each an every single slide to png. That is quite inconvenient.
Comment 9 Rebentisch 2018-01-02 17:58:46 UTC
*** Bug 105359 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 raal 2018-07-17 20:34:22 UTC
*** Bug 118804 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 Hadmut Danisch 2019-03-11 09:34:58 UTC
Any progress?

The request is almost six years old and all that happened is to mark similar reports as duplicates...
Comment 12 mwtjunkmail 2019-07-14 23:48:14 UTC
ILESAVE: Exporting as JPG or PNG exports only selected slide --

This has its usefulness as is. I may have 30 or 40 slides in a file and only want to export one of them, not all of them.

I agree that an option should exist for a multi-file output to export all slides, but don't take away the per-slide export functionality we have now.