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getrect

Specify rectangle with mouse

Syntax

rect = getrect
rect = getrect(fig)
rect = getrect(ax)

Description

rect = getrect lets you select a rectangle in the current axes using the mouse. Use the mouse to click and drag the desired rectangle. rect is a four-element vector with the form [xmin ymin width height]. To constrain the rectangle to be a square, use a shift- or right-click to begin the drag.

rect = getrect(fig) lets you select a rectangle in the current axes of figure fig using the mouse.

rect = getrect(ax) lets you select a rectangle in the axes specified by the handle ax.

Examples

Select a rectangle in an image of the moon:

imshow('moon.tif')
rect = getrect

See Also

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Introduced before R2006a

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