The Export Project dialog

The Export Project dialog exports your project in a format ready for publishing. See Exporting and Publishing for more information.

Export Project dialog

If you're looking for tips on ways to publish your game, see the tutorial Publishing and promoting your Construct 2 game.

If you are interested in the technical details of exported projects, see the Technology section.

Folder for files
All the exported files are generated in this folder. They can include a variety of HTML, Javascript, PNG files and more, but this varies depending on the chosen platform. It is highly recommended to use a new, empty folder. The default folder can be chosen in Preferences.

Subfolder for images
All the project's images and animation frames will be placed in this subfolder. Leave it empty to export images to the export folder. For some platforms this option is disabled because no subfolders are used.

Subfolder for project files
All the project's files (sound and music) will be placed in this subfolder. Leave it empty to export files to the export folder. For some platforms this option is disabled because no subfolders are used.

PNG recompression
The exported images are in PNG format and can be recompressed losslessly to reduce their filesize even more. However, this can slow down the export time considerably. Use None to skip this - the exported files will be larger, but the export process will be quicker. Standard is recommended to ensure the download size is as small as possible. Brute can be used if you have an extremely large project or it's essential to save as much bandwidth as possible, but the export process can take a very long time in this mode so it is not recommended. For more information on the recompression techniques Construct 2 uses, see this blog post on Image compression in Construct 2.

Minify script
The exported Javascript code can be compressed with Google's Closure Compiler to reduce the download time. This is called minification. At the same time the code is obfuscated to make it extremely difficult to reverse-engineer your project. For this reason it is highly recommended to always minify your script on export. Minification requires Java to be installed. (Note that Java is a different technology to Javascript.)

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