To help you understand BioRender and its primary features, we’ve compiled a list of important and commonly used terms.
Admin: An admin is the user on a BioRender team that has the ability to change the team settings, invite and remove members of the team, and transfer admin privileges to other members of the team.
Canvas: the canvas is the paper-like white space where you build your image.
Icon: An icon is a pre-made .svg image that has been loaded into our BioRender library for public use in the BioRender app. Icons can be clicked-and-dragged from the BioRender library onto the canvas to build an image.
Illustration: An illustration is an image that you create in BioRender.
Favorites: Your Favorites are the icons that you’ve saved for easy findability and repeated use (kind of like a song in a playlist).
Folder: A folder is a holding container for your BioRender images, and can be used to organize the images in your gallery according to criteria of your choice (such as the image type, the project the image belongs to, etc.)
BioRender Basic: BioRender Basic is used to describe the standard, free version of BioRender. Users on the BioRender Basic plan do not have access to all of BioRender’s features, and images created with this plan cannot be used for publications; however, this plan can be used for educational purposes such as presentations.
BioRender Premium: BioRender Premium is a subscription-based service that offers all of BioRender’s features, plus publication privileges. Users can use BioRender Premium as individuals or as part of a team.
BioRender Team: A BioRender team is a collection of BioRender users that work together in some capacity. Members of a BioRender team can share BioRender illustrations, templates, favorites, and uploaded images.
BioRender Template: A BioRender Template is a template that has been created by our in-house illustration team to represent common biological pathways and processes.
PDB: PDB stands for “Protein Databank”, which is an open-access repository of detailed 3-D structural data of large biological molecules such as proteins. BioRender offers integration with PDB in that BioRender users can access 3-D models of specific protein structures and convert them into BioRender icons to use in their illustrations.
Template: A template is a pre-made BioRender illustration that serves as a starting point or a layout guide for other illustrations.