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Extract image data from saved fig file

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Updated 19 Jun 2006

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A ".fig" file may have several images embedded within.
This function allows you to "find" the image data (findobj) and "get" the image data (cdata) from an open ".fig" file. If the original data is unavailable or if you want to make a QuickTime movie of 40 images in two ".fig" files (as I did), this is great! The screenshot shows 20 large images saved as a fig file but extracted into a nicely anotated QT movie (with 20 more images).

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Chris Clayton (2021). extract_subplot_image (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (2)

Jessica Ramella-Roman


the function only threw error messages at me, but looking at the code, I foun what I needed so badly; the extraction of image data in a subplot


stores cdata of every image into a cell of ww

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2006a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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Inspired: getfigdata v1.1

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