# \graphicspath and \include

I am trying to define a central graphics path for my thesis, however, the chapters are included with the `\include` command and by using `\include` with `\graphicspath`, pdflatex complains about it can not find the pictures, is not that possible to use `\graphicspath` and `\include` together, for which I do not see a sound reasoning behind.

I use in the preamble

``````\graphicspath{{/home/utab/thesis/phd_text/figures_all//}}
``````

and use

``````\include{ch9}
``````

Then it can can not find the pictures on the above mentioned directories recursively.

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@Umut: A tip: If you indent lines by 4 spaces, then they are marked as a code sample. You can also highlight the code and click the "code" button (with "101010" on it). – lockstep Apr 16 '11 at 15:56
@lockstep, Thx for the hints – Umut Tabak Apr 16 '11 at 15:57
It should work with an absolute path. Try to remove the doubled `/` at the end. That's the only thing I see here. – Martin Scharrer Apr 16 '11 at 16:07
Does not that extra / make that to search the directories recursively? – Umut Tabak Apr 16 '11 at 16:15
@Umut what operating system are you using? – Yiannis Lazarides Apr 16 '11 at 16:20

You can use relative path : give as a second argument to `\graphicspath` what would be the relative path seen from your chapter. In my own case, I have a thesis folder containing chapter folders and a Figures folder. I use :

``````\graphicspath{{Figures/}{../Figures/}}
``````
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With relative folders that should also work just using `\graphicspath{{Figures/}` as long as every `\includegraphics` the works in that directory. At least for me the secont part you use isn't necessary. – Ronny Feb 13 '13 at 13:54

The `\graphicspath` command does not influence the directories `\include` takes into consideration, because `\graphicspath` is from the `graphics` package, while `\include` is plain LaTeX.

Unfortunately, like stated on Bits of document from other directories, there is no trivial way to build, e.g., an `\includepath` command. Nevertheless, the site mentioned above links two packages as a possible solution: `chapterfolder` and `import`, and especially the `\cfinput` command from chapterfolder might help. There is also another blog post describing the use of `chapterfolder`.

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I could not get

``````\graphicspath{figures\}
``````

to work as desired. I am using a makefile in my writing, though, so I specified an extra rule:

``````%.pdf: export TEXINPUTS=.:figures:
%.pdf: %.tex
latexmk -pdf -pdflatex="pdflatex -interaction=nonstopmode" -use-make \$<
``````
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