Since this discussion seems to be still up to date...
Why not simply override the rendering settings for matlab in the graphics driver?
Using my nVidia card i simply start the nVidia control center, add matlab.exe as a
program using custom settings and choose "Override all application settings" (i hope this translation from my german graphics driver is correct) and set
Antialiasing-transparency = Supersampling
Antialiasing-setting = 4 or 8 or ....
I cannot tell if it works well with everything you can plot in matlab - but so far it does.
Hi Jurgan, from the description for crop.m I gather it crops whitespace from a bitmap (i.e. non vector type) image file which is already saved to disk, e.g. a jpeg, bitmap, png etc. It does not appear to act on figures.
I suppose you could get similar functionality to tightfig by first saving your figure to disk in one of these formats, then running crop.m on it. I prefer the tightfig workflow personally.