Save the Py5Graphics drawing surface to an image file.


Save the Py5Graphics drawing surface to an image file. This method uses the Python library Pillow to write the image, so it can save images in any format that that library supports.

Use the drop_alpha parameter to drop the alpha channel from the image. This defaults to True. Some image formats such as JPG do not support alpha channels, and Pillow will throw an error if you try to save an image with the alpha channel in that format.

The use_thread parameter will save the image in a separate Python thread. This improves performance by returning before the image has actually been written to the file.

This method is the same as save() but linked to a Py5Graphics object. To see example code for how it can be used, see save().


    filename: Union[str, Path, BytesIO],  # output filename
    format: str = None,  # image format, if not determined from filename extension
    drop_alpha: bool = True,  # remove the alpha channel when saving the image
    use_thread: bool = False,  # write file in separate thread
) -> None

Updated on March 06, 2023 02:49:26am UTC