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Importing Graphics on Windows

LabVIEW 2013 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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You can import an image from a graphics application, drag and drop an image file into LabVIEW, or use the Edit»Import Picture to Clipboard menu item.

Complete the following steps to import any image format, except animated images, from a graphics application.

  1. In the graphics editing application or Web browser, copy an image to the clipboard.
  2. Switch to LabVIEW. The image is automatically available on the LabVIEW clipboard.
  3. (Optional) Click the pane or block diagram where you want to paste the image. If you do not click where you want to paste the image, LabVIEW pastes it in the center of the front panel or block diagram.
  4. Select Edit»Paste to place the image in LabVIEW.
Note  If you import an image by copying and pasting it, the image loses any transparency.

Complete the following steps to drag a graphics file (GIF, JPG, CLP, EMF, WMF, BMP, PNG, or animated MNG) from Windows Explorer and place it in LabVIEW.

  1. In Windows Explorer, select the graphics file you want to import.
  2. Drag the file into the LabVIEW window and place the cursor where you want to paste it.
  3. Release the mouse button. The image from the file appears in LabVIEW.

Complete the following steps to import an image (GIF, JPG, CLP, EMF, WMF, BMP, PNG, or animated MNG) using the LabVIEW Import Picture to Clipboard feature.

  1. Select Edit»Import Picture to Clipboard.
  2. Use the dialog box that appears to navigate to the image file you want to import. Select the file and click the OK button.
  3. (Optional) Click the pane or block diagram where you want to paste the image. If you do not click where you want to paste the image, LabVIEW pastes it in the center of the front panel or block diagram.
  4. Select Edit»Paste in LabVIEW.

 

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