I made a few grease pencil strokes over an image displayed in UV/Image Editor, is there a way to save an image that includes those strokes (except making a screenshot)?

Using "Save as Image" saves only the original picture:

grease pencil

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    $\begingroup$ Just gotta say, sick render! $\endgroup$
    – J Sargent
    Commented Jun 15, 2015 at 20:47
  • $\begingroup$ the render is not mine, I'm only commenting on a render made in Blender by another person :) namely pointing to the texture repetitions visible $\endgroup$
    – jubi
    Commented Jun 15, 2015 at 21:41
  • $\begingroup$ I think screenshot is going to be the way to go. Is there some other problem with doing it that way? $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 16, 2015 at 1:15
  • $\begingroup$ The problem is, I will need it many times in the future, it's not convenient and wasteful to create screenshots of entire interface and send them back to artists with my comments. $\endgroup$
    – jubi
    Commented Jun 16, 2015 at 8:03
  • $\begingroup$ I think in this case it would make more sence to use something link GIMP or photoshop to do the draw over, simply because they are designed for this type of thing. $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 25, 2015 at 3:27

2 Answers 2


The most obvious workaround is to not use Grease Pencil at all and use texture painting instead. The "mode" button should be switched from "View" to "Paint" and then all the paint strokes are saved with "Save as Image" option.

paint mode


OpenGL will render your what you see in the viewport. To render using OpenGL, click render > OpenGL render image

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    $\begingroup$ I'm afraid this doesn't answer the question, because OpenGL render will render what is in viewport while the question is about exporting modified inside Blender image from UV / Image Editor. $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    Commented Jan 29, 2016 at 20:18
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, I happened to overlook that. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 29, 2016 at 20:25
  • $\begingroup$ alternatively, you could add the image as a plane in the viewport. enable the addon "import images as planes" then open file > import > images as planes. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 29, 2016 at 20:30
  • $\begingroup$ @MrZak the accepted answer didn't answer the question either, and yet... $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Commented Mar 17, 2016 at 2:17

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