Did you know that Data Studio has a built-in way to export your report as an image? Using the “thumbnails” feature, you can generate snapshot images of your report in different sizes.
These thumbnail images can be used for different purposes, including creating a Data Studio Report Hub or simply exporting your report to a JPG.
Creating a Thumbnail Image of a Data Studio Report
Creating a thumbnail for a Data Studio report can be done by appending /thumbnail to the end of any Data Studio report URL. This will generate an image with the default options (320 x 420 px, automatic crop).
There are also several options available to customize your report thumbnail, which can be specified by appending an sz= query parameter to the thumbnail URL.
Any of the following options can be appended to the report URL after /thumbnail?sz=. Multiple settings should be separated using a dash (–). For example, to produce a circle-cropped thumbnail of 600px width, append /thumbnail?sz=cc-w600 to the end of your report URL.
|Fixed width||w<N>||Sets the width to N pixels, e.g. w600|
|Full size image||full||Creates a full size image of your report|
|Fixed height||h<N>||Sets the height to N pixels, e.g. h400|
|Square crop||c||Crops the thumbnail to a square about the centre|
|Smart crop||p||Crops the thumbnail automatically|
|Circle crop||cc||Crops the thumbnail to a circle|
Have any questions? Let us know in the comments below!
Complete list of posts in our 2018 edition 12 Days of Data Studio series:
1. ClickInsight Data Viz Gallery
2. Comparing Multiple GA Segments on a Chart in Data Studio
3. Exporting to PDF from Data Studio
4. Using Bookmarks Links in Data Studio
5. Keyboard Shortcuts for Data Studio
6. Creating Heat Maps in Google Data Studio
7. Using Charts as Interactive Filters in Data Studio
8. Creating Diverging Bar Charts in Data Studio
9. Creating Thumbnail Images of Data Studio Reports (this post)
10. Embedding URLs in Data Studio
11. Open Source Community Connectors for Data Studio
12. Create Custom Charts with Data Studio Community Visualizations