Powering down the Pfam website
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Generate domain images

This tool allows you to generate custom Pfam-style domain graphics. The input to the form is a JSON string that provides a description of the graphic. You can see the specification of the domain graphics on the help pages. You can also generate the domain graphic for a Uniprot sequence.

In some browsers you can right-click on the domain graphics image and save it to your local disk. This is known to work with firefox. If you are using a different browser, you may need to capture the image as a screenshot in order to use it elsewhere.

Domain graphic

No graphic yet

Description string

Enter your description of a Pfam domain graphic here.


These parameters affect the size of the image. Increase X- and Y-scale to make the generated graphic larger.


Example descriptions

You can see two example sequence graphic descriptions. Click "Simple" or "Complex" to load the description into the sequence field to the left. Note that this will overwrite any description which is already in that field.


Click "Generate" to build the domain graphic using the sequence description to the left. If there are any problems with your sequence description, they will be shown in a box above. Click "Clear" to empty the sequence description field. Note that this will delete the contents of the description field entirely.