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What is the advantage of using \includegraphics instead of \pgfimage for ordinary image inclusion?

The TikZ & PGF manual says that ‘LaTeX’s \includegraphics is designed better than pgf’s image mechanism’ and that ‘LaTeX users are encouraged to use \includegraphics to include images.’ But is ...
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Specifying an absolute Windows path for \includegraphics

I know that includegraphics can be used in Latex to include images into the document, but how can I specify a path for that file? \includegraphics[]{picture-name} Instead of asdd.jpg I want to ...
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Can \includegraphics be used to change an image color?

I'm including a number of PDF images in my document using \includegraphics. I'm wondering if there's a way for LaTeX to adjust their color profile, hopefully the same way it can flip images upside ...
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How to replace all pictures by white rectangles?

I have a long document (800 pages) with lots of pictures (300 pictures). I have to produce a version of this document without the pictures (for copyright reasons). The solution I have found so far is ...
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Create a “yearbook-style” multi-page layout of photos

I would like to create a "yearbook-style" layout of photos in LaTeX. Each photo would have a caption and the objective would be to automatically layout the differently sized rectangular photos to ...
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Creating Logo with Fancy Font

I am trying to creating a logo that resembles this one shown below, but I do not know the best way of going about it. I know of a fonts package that may be useful, but not sure how to overlay the ...
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How to insert an image in the front cover of a report?

I'm pretty new in LaTeX and I'm currently writing my BSc Report. Does anyone happen to know how I can insert my uni logo on the front cover of my report? I'm using ...
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Is there any package to create bullet gauge graphs?

I am looking for a package to create bullet gauge graphs, but I couldn't find any. A bullet graph looks like this: and an ample description/specification can be found here It is available in ...
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Using an image as a table

I have an image containing tabular data and would not like to convert this to a real table. What I do want is for this image to have a proper caption and be included in the listoftables. Is it ...
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Insert A3 page with figure into A4 document with active references

Based on the first answer from a previous post "Insert foldable A3 pages in an A4 document with active references", I tried to get a figure on an A3 page in my thesis. However, it does not turn out as ...
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\includegraphics optional argument not resolved if macro

\documentclass[a4paper,10pt,twoside]{book} \usepackage[demo]{graphicx} \begin{document} \newcommand{\scalefactor}{scale = 0.25} \begin{figure}[!ht] \centering %Next line does not work ...
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MikTex error for PNG images when trying to produce DVI

I have a tex file with \includegraphic elements for some PNG images. I use MikTeX on Windows and the PDF is fine. Now, I need a DVI so I tried using: \pdfoutput=0 This creates a DVI, but only after I ...
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A way to draw a lab apparatus

Are there any packages that would make a simple lab apparatus easy to draw? e.g. a spectrometer connected to a computer and has a wire before a light emitting tube, the wire also being connected to ...
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LaTeX Package to generate QR codes?

I would like to be able to generate QR barcodes in my LaTeX documents, and I'm having a hard time finding a solution. The use would be a command such as \qr[1in]{Your text to be QR encoded here} ...
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High level macros and environments based on Tikz

I was browsing the tikz examples that I found this wonderful example. The example uses tikz to create a tex environment to produce a framed text. The result looks like this: The underlying process ...
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In a beamer slide highlight a region of an image with a rectangle overlay

I have a slide with a figure in it. I want to draw a rounded corner rectangle overtop part of a figure to highlight that section. Bonus points if you can draw two rounded rectangles as overlays ...
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How do I get the exact dimension of a picture in LaTeX?

This question is pretty simple: I'd like to have the possibility to get the exact size of a picture in LaTeX with, for example, the macro \the. In fact, I've founded the way \settoheight{} and so on, ...
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Can fuzzy borders be added to external pictures programmatically?

In my opinion, external pictures are often more pleasing to the eye on a white background when they have fuzzy rather than "sharp" borders. For instance, compare this to that Adding fuzzy ...
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Transparent foreground watermark

As a follow-up to Add watermark that overlays the images, I'd like to have a transparent foreground watermark that doesn't render the underlying content, i.e. text and images, illegible. Is that ...
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Best figure size adjustment when dealing with different image sizes

I have a script which automatically creates a beamer presentation with several .ps images, each one inserted in a distinct frame. Those images consist on graphs built using GraphViz. The script is ...
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warning: pdflatex> libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile

when including .png converted with Photoshop CS6 to grayscale I get a warning "warning: pdflatex> libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile" to be precise, I get 36 of this warnings ;-) ...
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Coloring a black and white PDF graphic

I have a graphic in PDF format (originally converted from an SVG) that is monochromatic (black on white). Is it possible using TikZ or PSTricks but not (Illustrator or Inkscape) to include this image ...
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Graphics equations: put text on equations

I have a big question that I cannot solve by myself. I would like to add text on my equations, but I like to have some graphics on those. For instance, I would like to explain why I am doing ...
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How to automatically arrange an unknown number of images?

I have several compilable LaTeX input files and their corresponding PDF files. Each PDF file contains any number of pages. I want to import each LaTeX input file with \lstinputlisting followed by its ...
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TikZ: Drawing regular hexagons with pictures inside

I need to create some images like these for a board game: In TikZ, can I draw a hexagon and fill it with a hexagonal area cut out of a bitmap? [In case anyone asks why TeX: Each actual hex will ...
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Includegraphics maximum width

With \includegraphics I can give the width of the resulting image (which would be scaled). How can I give a maximum width of the image? That is, if the original is smaller than X, I'd like to keep ...
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Attach displayed image to the PDF without storing it twice

If one and the same image is included in a PDF multiple times it is only stored only once as an PDF object. Now I like to also attach an image which is shown in the document to the PDF to allow users ...
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How to export matlab figures to (pdf) LaTeX?

I am writing a student thesis in LaTeX and need to import several figures created in Matlab. I found some programs to do this task: matfig2pgf matlab2tikz fig2texPS The problem is that using one ...
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How to clip an external image inside an ellipse

I am trying to create a fancy image by clipping an external image by an ellipse- the area inside the ellipse will be shown only. I have seen this, but I still need help. Can anybody help? Here's an ...
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Suppress the processing of all images

I am trying to make a draft by forcing LaTeX to ignore all images. How do I tell LaTeX to suppress all the image filenames (in the \includegraphics command) and just insert an empty box? The problem ...
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How to automatically draw a graph in LaTeX

clarification: when I say "graph", I mean the computer science term. I want to draw a full binary tree of h height. It means that there's one root with two sons, each son has two sons and so forth. ...
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How can I clip an image via a bezier-path?

I have a rectangular image that I can not change. I'd like to clip the image with a bezier path so I get one that is rectangular at the top and the sides but has a curve at the bottom, preferable ...
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Get the size that a figure is being rendered

Suppose I have a figure in my LaTeX document: \begin{figure} \includegraphics[scale=0.5]{some_graphic} \end{figure} My question is pretty simple: Is there a way to get the size that some_graphic ...
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Is it possible to create overlays in beamer inside pgfplots graphics?

When working with pgf-tikz, I can create overlays in beamer presentations with \path<overlay specification> ... However, I could not get this to work in pgfplots graphics. It would be nice ...
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Can you embed an image so it doesn't need to be stored as a separate file?

I'd like to know whether it is possible to embed an image file into LaTeX code, such that the picture will appear in a resulting PDF file without it having to be stored in a separate .eps file during ...
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How to refer a figure as a table?

I have a question regarding LaTeX .. I have a table from an excel file which I print screened and posted as a figure in LaTeX. However, I want to make it a table. Problem is, the particular table has ...
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Check for a valid file before using \includegraphics

I know how to check if a given argument represents an existing file (see this question). But is there also a possibility to check if this file can be included by \includegraphics? What I want to ...
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How to avoid showing the filename when using graphicx?

I am writing a LaTeX document with the apacite and graphicx package. The issue is when I include an image either using figure with an enclosed \includegraphics or \includegraphics by itself it shows ...
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LaTeX Error: Unknown graphics extension: .ps

When I try to compile this file http://danjer.doudouke.org/_media/tech/dokutexit/playground.zip this error occurs: ! LaTeX Error: Unknown graphics extension: .ps. I'm using TeXworks Version 0.4.3 ...
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What is the best way of arranging multiple minipages on a page?

I have been trying to use mini-pages to produce the equivalent of Office text-boxes. The idea is to have panels of different sizes on a page such as 4 equal sized or one wide followed by two long ...
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insert MAPLE algorithm to LaTeX

I am writing my dissertation through LaTeX, and I want to insert the code from MAPLE, it is about 2 pages and I am not sure how to include the algorithm, do you have any idea how am I going to do it?
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Techniques for embedding images with transparent backgrounds in LaTeX

I am trying to embed an image with a transparent background in my LaTeX poster. However a quick google search has taught me that it is not possible to do so. However I intend to know any clever ...
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Is anybody using TeX for business reporting?

Would TeX (LaTeX, ConTeXt, etc) be a good solution for PDF business reports that require dynamically generated graphs and tables? I need to create financial reports that must look top-notch in their ...
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Crop jpeg into circular tikz node

\documentclass[demo]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node[circle,draw,inner sep=2cm]{\includegraphics{myimage.jpg}}; \end{tikzpicture} ...
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Is there any way to type LaTeX code directly into the text boxes Inkscape?

I use Inkscape on Windows 7 platform. The principle to enter integrals and other mathematical symbols in Inkscape seems that the best thing to do and write them in a LaTeX compiler and cut them in ...
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Generating dozens of graphs

I am revising old lecture notes on microeconomics and they contain a lot of graphs. As I am rewriting it in LaTeX, I would like to recreate the old graphs, but I need to select the right tool for the ...
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Custom “human” shape for tikz

A question with a large mea culpa. I've tried thinking about how I would add this shape and I've come up completely empty. Not strong enough with Tex to even give it a shot. I'm trying to put ...
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How to draw spherical geometries with TeX?

I am working in the field of Astrodynamics and have to do many computations using spherical geometry. To visualize some of the concepts I would like to prepare drawings of things like spherical ...
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Add tif image to LaTeX

I have to add .tif graphic in my LaTeX file, but it is not working. \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{figure}[h] \begin{center} \includegraphics[width=15mm]{myGraphic.tif} \end{center} ...
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How to make a grid of images?

Is it possible to place 4 images in an 2x2 grid? I don't want to float them, I don't want any captions. Each image should have the same width. Edit: Thanks for all the answers. After trying it out, ...