The General preferences contain settings that affect the behaviour of various aspects of Sketch.


If you’re using macOS Mojave 10.14 or later, this allows you to toggle between Dark Mode and Light Mode, independent of your system settings.


Allows you to toggle between a dark canvas or light canvas, independent of your Appearance settings.

Auto Save

If selected, the macOS feature Auto Save will automatically save your Sketch file regularly so it can be accessed, and reverted via Versions.

Bitmap Import

If selected, Sketch will scale down bitmap images to fit inside Artboards when you import them. Otherwise, they will overflow within the artboard at full size.

Vector Import

Should PDF and EPS files by imported as ‘flat’ images, or should Sketch try to interpret the path data inside them and make the shapes editable?

Artboard Export

Allows you to define the order in which Artboards will be exported as PDF. Choose between Layer List orders; top-to-bottom, or bottom-to-top—or in reading orders for various locales.

Color Profile

Allows you to define which color profile Sketch should render your documents in by default. Choose between Unmanaged, sRGB or Display P3.


Opt-in to help improve Sketch by sending diagnostics and usage data. All data is collected anonymously and cannot be used to identify you. Learn more about this by reading our privacy statement.

Last modified on May 22, 2019

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