# How to draw clipart icons in tikz? [closed]

Is there a way to draw clipart icons in tikz? Or is there a way to export them or should I use some other software for this purpose?

I want to draw the following 5 icons:

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You can use `\includegrapics{}` inside a tikz node, and this way "import" your icons and use them as part of a tikz picture. Of course you can give `width` option to `includegraphics` to size them appropiately. I think this is the quickest way. You can also try to recreate those icons in pure tikz, but with all those gradients, shades, etc. that will be very difficult. –  JLDiaz Mar 8 '13 at 9:55
It would probably be better to use e.g. Inkscape or Gimp to create those. Anyways, for the second: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/58702/creating-gears-in-tikz –  Torbjørn T. Mar 8 '13 at 9:56
Depending on their size, it might be actually better to recreate them in tikz without gradients, shades etc. - if they are too small, they might be difficult to see anyway. –  mbork Mar 8 '13 at 10:15
If you really need to have TikZ/PGF code for those cliparts, and they're available to you in a vector format, you could import them in Inkscape and use this plugin to export them as as `tikzpicture`. However, I'm not sure how well the resulting code is suited for editing... –  benwilfut Mar 8 '13 at 10:47