# Inserting an Image in Latex - Basics

It is my very very first time using LaTeX and I only need this program for preparing a homework which must include some graphics. For that I've been reading what to do for inserting an image but still not being able to add one, I seek for any kind of help. Would be very nice if you can explain this problem below and give me an advice.

! LaTeX Error: Can be used only in preamble.See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.Type H <return> for immediate help.... \usepackage


What I typed is this:

\documentclass[10pt]{article}
\begin{document}

\usepackage{graphics}

\includegraphics[scale=1]{ad.png}
\end{document}


Thank you in advance.

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\usepackage{...} has to go before \begin{document} (the part which is known as the preamble). – hooy Feb 22 at 22:11
It worked! thanks again – Ktp Feb 22 at 22:16
@hooy seems like an answer:-) – David Carlisle Feb 22 at 22:17
@Sel Did my answer solve your problem? If so, would you mind accepting it? – hooy Feb 24 at 20:54

## 1 Answer

Loading packages with \usepackage{...} has to be done in the preamble, in other words before issuing \begin{document}.

So your code should be

\documentclass[10pt]{article}
\usepackage{graphics}

\begin{document}
\includegraphics[scale=1]{ad.png}
\end{document}


Also, see Packages: graphics vs graphicx as to why you should use the graphicx (x for extended) package rather than the graphics package.

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