A map snapshot is an image export of your map view as it appears on screen -- essentially, a screenshot of your map. Map snapshots are quick alternatives to map exports, which are used to create finished maps. For map exports, you can configure map orientation, dimensions, and resolution; and specify all the elements needed for a standalone map, including a legend, title, north arrow, scale bar, and logo. Map snapshots, by contrast, are generated at a click of a button. They are handy for quick comparisons, and especially useful for map slide sequences or animations.