To create a new plot from a scanned image file
Updated 22 Feb 2011

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This function opens an image file containing a plot. Then the origin, maximum X and Y axis, and data points can be manually and automatically selected to obtain a new vectorial plot (the animated screenshot shows the menus included).

Using Image Processing Toolbox to open idexed and gray images (functions ind2rgb, gray2rgb).

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Cite As

Jordi Palacin (2024). ReversePlot (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R13
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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Version Published Release Notes

This update has automatic data points selection and manipulation, zooming, escaling, etc (see the animated screenshot).

1) New functions to decode the information from points of the scanned image. 2) The data can be exported to the workspace.