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I encountered an 'errorUnknown graphics extension: .eps.'

I have the error like in the title. I found some pages on the web with a solution to this problem. They use to say that compiling should be not LaTeX->pdf but LaTeX->ps->pdf. How can it be done, or maybe there is another solution for the problem?

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marked as duplicate by diabonas, Alan Munn, Stefan Kottwitz Sep 27 '11 at 13:40

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pdfLaTeX only accepts .pdf, .png and .jpg graphics. With recent TeX Live (2010, 2011) or MiKTeX (2.9) versions, automatic EPS-to-PDF conversion takes place when an .eps file is available. What TeX system do you use? –  Joseph Wright Sep 27 '11 at 13:03
See also: Why can't pdflatex print EPS figures? –  diabonas Sep 27 '11 at 13:08
don't forget to \usepackage{graphicx} before \usepackage{epstopdf} –  yegor256 Oct 9 '14 at 9:50

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It seems you're using graphics in the .eps format. A relatively easy way of solving this problem is loading \usepackage{epstopdf} in your preamble and compiling with pdfLaTeX as usual. This will convert any .eps graphics to .pdf first, you'll see the actual .pdf files in your directory.

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Consult the wikibook on LaTeX: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Importing_Graphics

Compiling with pdflatex
EPS can be used with the help of the epstopdf package. Please see these: http://dirkraffel.com/2007/11/19/include-eps-files-in-latex

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it works, thanks –  Ilya Sep 27 '11 at 13:16

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