# bbox_inches='tight' clips figure.suptitle #688

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### fperez commented Jan 29, 2012

 In ipython for the qtconsole and notebook, we send inline figures using ``````fig.canvas.print_figure(bytes_io, format=fmt, bbox_inches='tight') `````` as seen here. However, this produces truncated figure titles. Consider this code: ```f, ax = plt.subplots() ax.plot(rand(100)) ax.set_title('Axis title') f.suptitle('Figure title');``` which produces this in the notebook: A slightly more complicated example, using basemap, not only truncates the title but also all the x and y labels. We show it here for reference, but as @jswhit (basemap author) pointed out over email, basemap labels are located at arbitrary positions and so it's harder for matplotlib to take them into consideration. ```from mpl_toolkits.basemap import Basemap lon0, lat0, lon1, lat1 = (84.38, 26.22, 88.9, 29.8) resolution = 'i' parallels = np.linspace(lat0, lat1, 5) meridians = np.linspace(lon0, lon1, 5) f, ax = plt.subplots() m = Basemap(lon0, lat0, lon1, lat1, resolution=resolution, ax=ax) m.drawcountries(color=(1,1,0)) # country boundaries in pure yellow m.drawrivers(color=(0,1,1)) # rivers in cyan m.bluemarble() # NASA bluemarble image m.drawmeridians(meridians, labels=[0,0,0,1], fmt='%.2f') m.drawparallels(parallels, labels=[1,0,0,0], fmt='%.2f') f.suptitle('The Himalayas');``` While we noticed this in the notebook, the problem will be present for any figure saving operation that supports `bbox_inches='tight'`. As discussed in the mailing list thread about this problem, mpl should probably use the position of 'official' artists such figure suptitles in the computation of the bounding box.

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### illya23b commented Jan 30, 2012

 I noticed another case of clipping with bbox_inches='tight'. I have some code in which I create a legend outside of its associated axes using the bbox_to_anchor keyword argument; in IPython, this legend gets clipped out. Example: Not sure if the submitted patch fixes this issue, too….
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### leejjoon commented Jan 31, 2012

 The legend issue should be fixed with 565efe4.

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### pelson commented Nov 3, 2012

 I'm not sure if this issue was closed prematurely or not, but I expect all of the above cases to work as a result of #1448.