scipy: savefig without frames, axes, only content


In numpy/scipy I have an image stored in an array. I can display it, I want to save it using savefig without any borders, axes, labels, titles,... Just pure image, nothing else.

I want to avoid packages like PyPNG or scipy.misc.imsave, they are sometimes problematic (they do not always install well, only basic savefig() for me

9/7/2013 4:14:36 PM

Accepted Answer

Assuming :

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

To make a figure without the frame :

fig = plt.figure(frameon=False)

To make the content fill the whole figure

ax = plt.Axes(fig, [0., 0., 1., 1.])

Then draw your image on it :

ax.imshow(your_image, aspect='normal')
fig.savefig(fname, dpi)

The aspect parameter changes the pixel size to make sure they fill the figure size specified in fig.set_size_inches(…). To get a feel of how to play with this sort of things, read through matplotlib's documentation, particularly on the subject of Axes, Axis and Artist.

11/21/2011 10:28:47 PM

An easier solution seems to be:

fig.savefig('out.png', bbox_inches='tight', pad_inches=0)

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