The UCSC Genome Browser is widely used for genomic data visualization. Being a web-based application, it works in an internet browser like Firefox or Chrome and shows a schematic representation of a genome in low resolution that is enough for a screen. However, journals often require high-resolution figures for manuscripts to be submitted or published. The UCSC Genome Browser provides an opportunity to export such figures.
To download a current view of the genome browser, choose the menu item View > PDF/PS on the top of the browser webpage
and click on the link Download the current browser graphic in EPS.
The downloaded EPS file can be inserted in a manuscript or converted to other format. For example, one may easily convert it to the PNG format using ImageMagick in the following way.
convert -density 600 figure.eps -background white -flatten figure.png
Note that we add the white background to the produced figure by specifying the following options: -background white -flatten, otherwise we would obtain a PNG file with a transparent background. Resolution (in dpi) of the output figure is given by the -density option. Below is the high-resolution figure obtained with the specified parameters.