# How to change the default path for "save the figure" in Matplotlib?

To change the default path for "save the figure", we can use rcParams["savefig.directory"] to set the directory path.

## Steps

• Set the figure size and adjust the padding between and around the subplots.
• Create random data using numpy.
• Use imshow() method. Display the data as an image, i.e., on a 2D regular raster.
• Save the figure using plt.savefig() method.

## Example

import os
import numpy as np
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt

plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [7.50, 3.50]
plt.rcParams["figure.autolayout"] = True

dir_name = "C:/Windows/Temp/"

plt.rcParams["savefig.directory"] = os.chdir(os.path.dirname(dir_name))
data = np.random.rand(5, 5)

plt.imshow(data, cmap="copper")

plt.savefig("img.png")

## Output

When we execute the code, it will save the following plot as "img.png" in the specified path: " C:/Windows/Temp/"