How does the pricing based on "Artboards" work

Every file you upload will be converted artboard by artboard. The price for your file conversion is based on the number of artboards in your file. The actual file size (in MB) is irrelevant.

We currently offer 2 tiers for all single Pay-As-You-Go file conversions:

  • Files with up to 50 artboards

  • Files over 50 artboards

For all credit packages or subscriptions the number of artboards is unlimited. That means if you purchase a 3 credit package, you can convert 3 files with unlimited artboards each.

Please note: Elements positioned outside of an artboard will be converted by our tools as well.

What are artboards called in each tool?

There are some tool specific names for artboards, here's what we base the price on for all formats:

For PDF/EPS files: We calculate the price based on pages (see: https://www.adobe.com/acrobat/online/add-pages-to-pdf.html)

For Figma files: The price is calculated based on "frames" (see: https://help.figma.com/hc/en-us/articles/360041539473-Frames-in-Figma)

For Photoshop (PSD) files: The price is calculated based on "artboards" (see: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/artboards.html)

For Illustrator files: The price is calculated based on "artboards" (see: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/how-to/visual-dictionary-artboard.html)

For Canva designs: The price is calculated based on "pages" (see: https://www.canva.com/help/article/manage-pages/)

For Sketch files: The price is calculated based on "artboards" (see: https://www.sketch.com/docs/designing/the-interface/the-canvas/#how-to-use-artboards)

For Adobe XD files: The price is calculated based on "artboards" (see: https://helpx.adobe.com/xd/help/get-started-with-artboards-in-XD.html)

Free trial

To give you a first-hand look at how accurate file convert, we can convert one file with one artboard (frame in Figma) for free. The file may include components and other sophisticated design features.

If you have a sample file like this, send it to support@magicul.io We will be glad to assist with the conversion and answer all your questions.

So what even is an artboard?

The term artboard is quite popular among designers. If you’re fond of the Adobe suite (e.g.: Adobe XD or Illustrator), you definitely have come across this word. In Figma, it’s called a frame but it’s the same idea. You can compare an artboard to a physical piece of paper. On this paper, you can make awesome designs with a pencil, paintbrush or pen.

You can create multiple artboards per document. Ideally, this is where all your designs live. In Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, you cannot create a file without having at least one artboard. Adobe XD and Figma are more flexible. You can create documents without necessarily adding an artboard or frame. But it's always good practice to add your elements to an artboard.

How to create an artboard

Artboards can easily be created by using the "Artboard Tool" in Adobe XD for example. Please not that even though an artboards looks like a rectangle in most cases, they are fundamentally different. Artboards should contain other elements and in most cases represent a screen or a section.

Here’s an example on how to create an artboard in Adobe XD:

In Figma the equivalent to the artboard tool is the the frame tool.

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