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When I use a text in \href fine, but if I use an image it does not generate a link at all.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\begin{document}

\href{http://www.yahoo.com}{\includegraphics[scale=.3]{care}} \\
\href{http://www.yahoo.com}{Text works fine!}

\end{document}

I see other people have used it, but no idea why it's not working for me. This is my log file

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\AtBeginShipoutBox=\box27
File: care.jpg Graphic file (type QTm)
 <use  "care.jpg" > [1

] (./min.aux) ) 
Here is how much of TeX's memory you used:
 3759 strings out of 495724
 55201 string characters out of 1189347
 114991 words of memory out of 3000000
 6876 multiletter control sequences out of 15000+50000
 3640 words of font info for 14 fonts, out of 3000000 for 9000
 28 hyphenation exceptions out of 8191
 38i,5n,28p,269b,291s stack positions out of 5000i,500n,10000p,200000b,50000s

Output written on min.pdf (1 page).
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Welcome to TeX.SE. This works fine for me with pdflatex, XeLaTeX` using TeXLive 2012. I would recommend you upgrade to TeXLive2012 rather than try to figure out what is wrong with your 2009 version. –  Peter Grill Nov 30 '12 at 6:47
    
@ali: 1) with care.eps: works fine for me with latex, pdflatex, xetex and luatex 2) with care.png: works with pdflatex and luatex but /not/ with xetex. I am using TeXLive 2012, too. –  jfbu Nov 30 '12 at 7:40
    
and with care.jpg as with care.png: works with pdflatex and lualatex but not with xelatex. –  jfbu Nov 30 '12 at 7:48
    
Probably a XeTeX bug, see sourceforge.net/p/xetex/bugs/25. –  Khaled Hosny Nov 30 '12 at 14:33
    
I have problem with pdflatex, too. Anyway I think it might be better to upgrade to TexLive 2012 –  ali Nov 30 '12 at 18:04
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up vote 8 down vote accepted

Since version 2012/08/18 v6.83b package hyperref provides \XeTeXLinkBox for this purpose, from its README:

\XeTeXLinkBox
-------------
  When XeTeX generates a link annotation, it does not look
  at the boxes (as the other drivers), but only at the character
  glyphs. If there are no glyphs (images, rules, ...), then
  it does not generate a link annotation. Macro \XeTeXLinkBox
  puts its argument in a box and adds spaces at the lower left
  and upper right corners. An additional margin can be specified
  by setting it to the dimen register \XeTeXLinkMargin. The default
  is 2pt.

  Example:
    % xelatex
    \documentclass{article}
    \usepackage{hyperref}
    \setlength{\XeTeXLinkMargin}{1pt}
    \begin{document}
    \section{Hello World}
    \newpage
    \label{sec:hello}
    \hyperref[sec:hello]{%
      \XeTeXLinkBox{\rule{10mm}{10mm}}%
    }
    \end{document}

The following example redefines \includgraphics to add \XeTeXLinkBox automatically.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{hyperref}[2012/08/18]
\usepackage{graphicx}

\ifxetex
  \usepackage{letltxmacro}
  \setlength{\XeTeXLinkMargin}{1pt}
  \LetLtxMacro\SavedIncludeGraphics\includegraphics
  \def\includegraphics#1#{% #1 catches optional stuff (star/opt. arg.)
    \IncludeGraphicsAux{#1}%
  }%
  \newcommand*{\IncludeGraphicsAux}[2]{%
    \XeTeXLinkBox{%
      \SavedIncludeGraphics#1{#2}%
    }%
  }%
\fi

\begin{document}
  \href{http://www.example.com/}{\XeTeXLinkBox{\rule{10mm}{10mm}}}

  \href{http://www.example.com/}{\includegraphics[scale=3]{care}}

  \href{http://www.example.com/}{Text works fine!}
\end{document}
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