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I used the OzTeX implementation of TeX, also I used to typeset my docs in plain TeX, not LaTeX for me, so I had no problem to insert an image using the OzTeX, now I'm back to TeX docs, am using the TeXWorks frontend, but I can't insert an .eps image file, it seems the \includegraphics macro its only for LaTeX, so I can't use it, any idea on how to insert an image when using plain TeX?

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Welcome to TeX.sx! A tip: You can use backticks ` to mark your inline code as I did in my edit. –  Joseph Wright Jul 18 '12 at 18:25
Thank you, I will use backticks in the future. :) –  Sergio Varela Jul 18 '12 at 18:35

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By far the easiest approach here is to use miniltx to allow you to use LaTeX's graphics package with plain TeX:

\input miniltx %
\input graphicx.sty %

The only thing you will need to watch is that TeXworks is designed around a PDF-based workflow. Thus you will need to convert your .eps files to .pdf format using epstopdf and then use pdfTeX in TeXworks. (In LaTeX, there is now automatic conversion method from .eps to .pdf files, but this does not apply to plain TeX.)

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Is there a difference between this and simply \input graphicx.tex (no miniltx)? –  Alan Munn Jul 18 '12 at 18:27
@AlanMunn I've simply gone with 'what I know'. A quick look at graphicx.tex shows it loads miniltx, adds a default driver line (dvips) and tidies up the catcode of @ using \resetatcatcode. The last point might make it very slightly preferable, but it's not a bit difference. –  Joseph Wright Jul 18 '12 at 18:32

You can use the simple epsf package which is designed for plain TeX:

\input epsf
%optional \epsfxsize=dimen or \epsfysize=dimen
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