JavaFX 2.2 and above provides a convenient screenshot feature. It takes a snapshot of any node or scene.

The following method saves the barChart node as a png image:

public void saveAsPng() {
    WritableImage image = barChart.snapshot(new SnapshotParameters(), null);

    // TODO: probably use a file chooser here
    File file = new File("chart.png");

    try {
        ImageIO.write(SwingFXUtils.fromFXImage(image, null), "png", file);
    } catch (IOException e) {
        // TODO: handle exception here

Note: You could test this code with our AddressApp example (see download in AddressApp Tutorial Part 7). Just add the saveAsPng() method to the BirthdayStatisticsController class and call the method through some action (e.g. a new button).