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Save Figures


Updated 28 Sep 2017

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% Saves all open figures (or those specified by input figureHandles) to specified output image type.
% Output filename is based on current axes title for each figure.
% syntax:
% savefigures(figureHandles, outputDirectory)
% where:
% figureHandles (optional) - figure handle or array of figure handles to save
% defaults to all current figures if no argument or
% empty argument ([],{},etc)
% outputDirectory (optional) - directory to place figures in
% defaults to uigetdir dialog (if no argument) or current
% directory (if argument is empty - [],'',etc)
% additional input parameters are available:
% 'outputFormat' - image formats used with the print function; defaults to '-dpng'
% 'orientation' - 'Portrait' or 'Landscape'; defaults to 'Portrait'
% 'paperType' - standard page sizes; defaults to 'usletter'
% 'margin' - margin to use when saving images (units correspond to paperType); defaults to 0.5
% 'saveFigFlag' - logical flag to save .fig file in addition to printed image; defaults to false
% these parameters are set by:
% savefigures(figureHandles,outputDirectory,'parameter','value')

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Toby (2020). savefigures(varargin) (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (1)

Laura Gonzalez


Added more robust check for characters not allowed in saved filenames (based on figure titles).

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2017a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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