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Saving a matlab figure file without displaying it

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Usually I generate a matlab plot using plot command and then save it for offline viewing. When I have to do the same for, say, 1000 plots, displaying each of them before saving becomes time consuming. Is there a way to save a matlab plot as jpeg without displaying it?

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Titus Edelhofer
Titus Edelhofer on 3 Feb 2015
Hi,
you might open the figure invible:
f = figure('visible', 'off');
surf(peaks);
print -djpeg test.jpg
close(f)
It will still take some time, though.
Titus

More Answers (2)

Blanca Larraga
Blanca Larraga on 4 Jun 2018
Hi, I do this but the .jpeg are empty. Is there anything else I should consider?

Y. J.
Y. J. on 26 Jul 2018
Hey I have a similiar problem. I'm plotting in a invisible figure in the first time that works good but if I want to hold on the plot and plot another one in it, it is overwriting the first plot? Any Idea for that?
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Benjamin Abruzzo
Benjamin Abruzzo on 28 May 2020
Thy this
f = figure('visible', 'off');
X = rand(10,1); Y = rand(10,1); Z = rand(10,1);
hold on
plot(X,Y)
plot(X,Z)
plot(Y,Z)
hold off
print -djpeg test.jpg
close(f)

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