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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
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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
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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
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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

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