OneZoom screenshot tool

If you’ve done something special with OneZoom please let us know. Perhaps you’ve used it for teaching, visualising your own data or in a public display? This page will describe how you can download vector graphic screenshots from OneZoom and use them in your own work.


Screenshots taken with a normal screenshot tool are unlikely to have a good enough resolution for many uses. Our built in screenshot tool enables you to generate a vector graphic (.svg file) of any view of the tree. These files can be opened in a web browser or using free image manipulation software (such as Inkscape) ready for use in print, in educational materials, or elsewhere online.

screenshot button highlighted on toolbar


We encourage wide use of screenshots from OneZoom. The default option of this tool uses public domain images only, so you can reuse the screenshots and only need to mention OneZoom as the source. Please be careful of permissions if you change the image settings because you may need to credit each photographer individually. Please also see our Terms of use

How to use

After launching the tool, navigate the tree to your desired location. You can change the tree view using the settings button on the tool bar (bottom left).

screenshot button highlighted on toolbar

Once you're happy the view is correct, press the camera button on the tool bar (indicated above) and your web browser should open the screenshot as an SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) file in a new tab. Most browsers will then permit you to save the file to disk, or print the file to a PDF.