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I have a large LaTeX document with figures in .eps, .pdf, .png, .tif(f), .jpg formats as well as pstricks code and psfrag fragment. One approach to compile this document is to use an external program like Illustrator to convert all files to .eps and then use the trusted latex+dvips+ps2pdf path; but this is tedious. I have not found any other approach that really works:

  1. Using epstopdf (with appropriate conversion rules) with pdflatex handles everything except psfrag fragments

  2. auto-pst-pdf with pdflatex cannot handle .tif(f) files

I was wondering if anyone knows a workaround to make either epstopdf consistent with psfrag or to make auto-pst-pdf to handle .tif(f), or maybe suggest a better approach.

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forgot to say that I am using Windows 7+ Miktex 2.9 + Winedt 5.5 – Per Dec 17 '11 at 20:40
You can convert the .eps files to .pdf and then you avoid psfrag. With TikZ and the method used here : tex.stackexchange.com/questions/9559/… it's possible to draw and to write on a picture – Alain Matthes Dec 18 '11 at 7:14
@Per: Please go through your questions and see which answers helped you the most. Then accept these answers, to acknowledge the help of the other users -- they get reputation points if their answer gets accepted and you get some rep as well! – doncherry Mar 17 '12 at 17:10

pdfTeX doesn't support inclusion of TIFF files.

Some old versions of pdfTeX had some support for TIFF, but the developers decided to drop it because of the many varieties this format can assume.

You should convert the TIFF files into an appropriate format: JPEG, PNG or JBIG2

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