How to create image file from QGraphicsScene/QGraphicsView?

Given a QGraphicsScene, or QGraphicsView, is it possible to create an image file (preferably PNG or JPG)? If yes, how?


I have not tried this, but this is the idea of how to do it.

You can do this in several ways One form is as follows:

QGraphicsView* view = new QGraphicsView(scene,this);
QString fileName = "file_name.png";
QPixmap pixMap = view->grab(view->sceneRect().toRect());;
//Uses QWidget::grab function to create a pixmap and paints the QGraphicsView inside it. 

The other is to use the render function QGraphicsScene::render():

QImage image(fn);
QPainter painter(&image);

After just dealing with this problem, there's enough improvement here to warrant a new answer:

scene->clearSelection();                                                  // Selections would also render to the file
scene->setSceneRect(scene->itemsBoundingRect());                          // Re-shrink the scene to it's bounding contents
QImage image(scene->sceneRect().size().toSize(), QImage::Format_ARGB32);  // Create the image with the exact size of the shrunk scene
image.fill(Qt::transparent);                                              // Start all pixels transparent

QPainter painter(&image);

grabWidget is deprecated, use grab. And you can use a QFileDialog

QString fileName= QFileDialog::getSaveFileName(this, "Save image", QCoreApplication::applicationDirPath(), "BMP Files (*.bmp);;JPEG (*.JPEG);;PNG (*.png)" );
    if (!fileName.isNull())
        QPixmap pixMap = this->ui->graphicsView->grab();;

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