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Single Image Capture/Export

This tutorial explains how to use the three single image capture buttons (Save Image, Save KMZ, Copy Image) in the right side bar.

For information on how to use the Capture button located on the right side bar as well, review the Animation Tutorial.

Save Image

The Save Image button opens up a save dialogue to save the current view in one of the following formats: JPEG, GIF, PICT, TIFF, BMP, TARGA, and PNG.

Save Image Dialoge

Save KMZ

The Save KMZ button saves the current view in Google Earth's (and others) KMZ format. The process begins from the KMZ Export dialogue.

KMZ Export Dialoge

Visit The Google Earth Tutorial to learn how to create KMZ's.

Copy Image

The Copy Image button copies the current view to your clipboard. Once on your clipboard you can paste into a word processing program or any other program that accepts image pasting from the clipboard.

Microsoft Word Image Paste