Exporting a LabVIEW Graph or Chart to an Image File
Primary Software: LabVIEW Development Systems
Primary Software Version: 1.0
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: N/A
How can I save a graph or chart in LabVIEW to an image file on my computer?
Use one of the following options to save a graph or chart to image file:
Manually From the Front Panel
Programmatically with the Export Image Method
This will produce a simplified, black-and-white image of the graph or chart in the same style as created by manually exporting the image from the front panel.
Note: The Export Image Method will not create the image file if the front panel is closed. This is commonly occurs when using this method used in a closed subVI. If this is a concern for you, consider using the Get Image Method. You can also configure the subVI to open the front panel when called by clicking File»VI Properties»Category»Window Appearance»Customize»Show Front Panel When Called.
Programmatically with the Get Image Method
Note: Unlike the Export Image Method, the Get Image Method is capable of generating an image even if the front panel is closed.
When using the Export Image Method or the Get Image Method, LabVIEW uses the current data and properties of the graph or chart at the time the Invoke Node executes. Monitor the data to ensure LabVIEW takes creates the image at the time you desire.
LabVIEW 2014 Help: Exporting Data and Images
LabVIEW 2014 Help: Export Image Method
KnowledgeBase 51L8A7DK: How Can I Export an Image of the Data View in SignalExpress 2009?
Report Date: 03/09/2005
Last Updated: 02/24/2015
Document ID: 3J8F7RFJ