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Hi there, I was trying to save an image with color drawn shape (such as a rectangular) as tiff or png file. However the saved image is not as the same resolution as the orignal image, seems being compressed a lot. Here are the steps:
1. read in an image with size 7000*2000 uint 8. Matlab shows "Image is too big to fit on screen; displaying at 8%." 2. draw a red rectangular 3. Save the fig using "export_fig" or "InsertInImage" function. The saved image appears with much lower resolution comparing to the original grayscale image.
Could you please advice what would be the best way to save such image? Thank you, Ellen

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tesarj13 on 23 Oct 2018
Save image with imwrite function!
tesarj13 on 23 Oct 2018
Ok. I don't know how do you insert shapes, but it is easy with insertShape function:
A = uint8(rand(7000,2000)*255);% sample image with your resolution
A = insertShape(A,'rectangle',[1000 2000 1000...
Now you can save it with imwrite:
Or you can save whole figure to image with desired resolution adjusted by last parameter, which is dpi.
fig = figure;% create figure
print(fig,'image.png','-dpng','-r1000'); %1000 dpi
Ellen Zhang
Ellen Zhang on 25 Oct 2018
That works. Thank you very much! I was using 'rectangular' to draw boxes and 'export_fig" to save images. 'insertShape" works better in this case.

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