Save .fig and .jpg to folders selected earlier

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Tyler on 2 Dec 2022
Answered: Hiro Yoshino on 2 Dec 2022
How do I use the full file name from a uigetdir() source earlier in the code to save a plot as both a JPG and FIG file type?
%This is at the start of the code and it updates a text box field with the full file path of the folder in which I
%want the correct plot files to be saved to
properties (Access = private)
% Callbacks that handle component events
methods (Access = private)
% Callback function: JPEGSaveLocationButton,
% JPEGSaveLocationEditField
function JPEGSaveLocationButtonPushed(app, event)
app.JPEGSaveLocation = uigetdir('*', 'Select Folder to save JPEG');
app.JPEGSaveLocationEditField.Value = app.JPEGSaveLocation;
% Callback function: MatLabFigureSaveLocationButton,
% MatLabFigureSaveLocationEditField
function MatLabFigureSaveLocationButtonPushed(app, event)
app.MATLABFigureSaveLocation = uigetdir('*', 'Select Folder to save MATLAB Figures');
app.MatLabFigureSaveLocationEditField.Value = app.MATLABFigureSaveLocation;
%This is at the end of the code and it currently saves both file types to
%the folder where the data comes from. I want them to save to the selected
%folders using the paths from above
exportgraphics(gca,ParentFolderPath + ".jpg");

Answers (1)

Hiro Yoshino
Hiro Yoshino on 2 Dec 2022
I would add some more code in the MatlabFigureSaveLocationButtonPushed function as follows:
saveFileName = "myFileName";
savefig(fullfile(app.MATLABFigureSaveLocation,saveFileName)); % for fig
exportgraphics(gca,app.MATLABFigureSaveLocation,saveFileName + ".jpg"); % for JPEG
see how fullfile works for you.


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