I have a rendered image in compositing with a node set up to add a vignette. It all looks good in the compositing window but I cannot find a method to save this new image.


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Actually there is a way to save the composited image without re-rendering:

  1. select the viewer node
  2. in the N panel (properties region) under "Node" there is a "Save This Image" button.

There are two ways to save it.

The first way is to predefine the output in the properties panel under render>output. You can set a destination and file type there. Once you click render the image will automatically save there.

The second way is to render the image with the vignette, and then select Image>Save Image As at the bottom of the render panel.

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    $\begingroup$ or connecting the last node to a file output node:) I'm not so sure about your first method. $\endgroup$
    – user2816
    Commented Jun 14, 2016 at 22:21
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    $\begingroup$ Images are only saved in the output folder if you rendered by pressing 'Animation'. $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 14, 2016 at 22:25
  • $\begingroup$ I tried the first way already but get the original render without the vignette...so I guess I have to try the second way....when I try to Render from the compositing window I do not get the vignette.... $\endgroup$
    – Gavia
    Commented Jun 14, 2016 at 22:28
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you guys..root, Ray and CyberBurst...I had failed to use a file output node as suggested by root. $\endgroup$
    – Gavia
    Commented Jun 14, 2016 at 22:40
  • $\begingroup$ Hovering over the render window, press F3 $\endgroup$
    – Georges D
    Commented Jun 14, 2016 at 22:43

Go to the uv image editor and select the viewer node in the image list. Then you can save it.

  • $\begingroup$ How does this add anything? This answer already has this solution. $\endgroup$
    – David
    Commented Jul 5, 2018 at 20:47
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    $\begingroup$ Actually, this is the only simple answer that works and to the point. $\endgroup$
    – Evri
    Commented Feb 11, 2020 at 3:31
  • $\begingroup$ There seem to be no "Save This Image" in blender 2.93 anymore. The UV editor is one (or only) of remaining options. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 24, 2021 at 17:43

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