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Save chart as image

There are two ways to save the chart as an image. You can either 1) Save the image to your PC, or 2) Use the MQL5 Charts service to save the image and get the link for the picture. You can easily share chart images with other traders using the generated link.

Here we will take a look at how to save the chart as an image on MetaTrader5 (MT5). Chart images can be saved from the menu, toolbar, or chart.

Step 1

Save chart image from the toolbar

Click "Save the active chart data as picture" in the toolbar.

Click Save the active chart data as picture in the toolbar Click Save the active chart data as picture in the toolbar

Save chart image from the menu

Click "File" in the menu and select "Save as Picture".

Click File in the menu and select Save as Picture Click File in the menu and select Save as Picture

Save chart image on the chart

Right-click on the chart and select "Save as Picture".

Select Save as Picture Select Save as Picture

Step 2

Select the region to save as an image.

Select Save Template Select Save Template

Active workspace

Save the entire platform as an image.

Active workspace Active workspace

Active chart (as is)

Save the selected chart as an image in the original size. The parts that are not displayed won't be saved.

Active chart (as is) Active chart (as is)

Active chart

Specify the image size before saving the selected chart as an image. If you specify a bigger size than the original, you'll be able to see parts that were not displayed in MetaTrader5 (MT5).

Active chart Active chart

Step 3

To save the image to your PC

Uncheck the "Post image online in MQL5 Charts service and get the link" box and click "OK".

Uncheck and click OK Uncheck and click OK

After specifying the save location and giving the image a file name, click "Save".

Give a file name and click Save Give a file name and click Save

To upload the image to the MQL5 Charts service and get the link

Make sure that the "Post image online in MQL5 Charts service and get the link" box is checked and click "OK".

Make sure it is checked and click OK Make sure it is checked and click OK

The MQL5 website will launch in your browser and the saved image will be uploaded to the MQL5 Charts service. The link will be provided at the bottom.

Uploaded to the MQL5 Charts service Uploaded to the MQL5 Charts service

Date

Created

 : 2022.07.20

Update

Last updated

 : 2022.07.28

Writer

Takayoshi Nakamaru

Manual production consultant, MBA

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Takayoshi Nakamaru

Nakamaru is a manual production consultant at FINTECS, a company that specializes in creating manuals for their clients.
With a wide range of experience from fintech to entertainment, he presents what user-friendly manuals should be like.
He works with numerous large corporations as an external manual production project manager.

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http://www.fintecs.co.jp/profile/

Supervisor

Akira Takagi

Systems engineer, MetaTrader administrator

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Akira Takagi

After graduating from Computer Science at the Uninove, Brazil, in 2014, he has worked on various systems development projects.
He participated as a developer in the launch of forex services in 2019. Since then, he has also been involved in the development of MetaTrader plugins and APIs. He is certified by MetaQuotes as a MetaTrader5 Administrator and active in consulting and advisory as well.

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