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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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Make two figures aligned at top

I am inserting two graphs (of different size) in the following way: \begin{figure}[H] \begin{center} \includegraphics[scale=0.5]{graph1.eps} \includegraphics[scale=0.3]{graph2.eps} ...
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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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\includegraphics PDF, color problem

I'm using pdflatex, and use \includegraphics to include content of figures from PDF. PDF are exported from InkScape. \begin{figure} [!h] \centering \includegraphics[height=3cm]{fig/SUSAN.pdf} ...
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What useful web services are out there?

Looking at this question, I wonder what good and useful web services are out there. For example the LaTeX symbol classifier looks interesting. You can draw a symbol with your mouse and get back the ...
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How to overlap images in a beamer slide?

I'm creating a beamer presentation. I want to make one frame that has a couple of images overlapped, like a stack of photos. Actually, I want something like this: .-----. | AAA | | AAA | '-----' ...
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Quickest way to include graphics

Whenever I make a presentation with LaTeX, it takes me a long time to include the graphics in the way I want them to look. I start with \includegraphics{foo.jpg}, run pdflatex to see what it looks ...
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How to make these boxes?

I don't know how exactly to call what I want to implement. It's like a box surrounded with a line and, depending on the context, I want to place a graphic on the right corner e.g. a light bulb or a ...
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Changing implementation of 'draft' option

In my lab we frequently make several drafts of documents before a final version. We will pass these draft version around for input from many people. It would be convenient to use the 'draft' option ...
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Insert a full page image

How can I insert a full page image? No blanck space left in the page. Extra bonus: how to add some text over the image.
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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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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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LaTeX for Graph Theory?

What should I use to make Graphs for Graph Theory in LaTeX? I have seen a lot of stuff about tkz (specifically tkz-berge), but I'm running Ubuntu and there is no package for it, that I can tell. ...
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Scale tikz figure to a percentage of \textwidth

A user asked a question about scaling a figure to a factor of \textwidth and got an answer like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} ...
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Shear transform a “box”

Using the graphicx package, I can make any arbitrary box rotated using the \rotatebox{...}{...} command. Is there a comparable command in any package that lets me shear a box, i.e., producing a kind ...
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Create list of all external files used by master LaTeX document?

Is there an easy way to create a list of all external files (complete path) which are used by a LaTeX document (and its "sub-documents") by \input \include \includegraphics ? (may I have forgotten ...
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Unknown graphics extension: .1.png

I have a file called xxxx_0.1.png, and want to import it as an image in my document. I am using graphicx with the following command: \includegraphics[width=0.5\textwidth]{images/xxxx_0.1.png} and ...
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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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How do I add an image in the upper, left-hand corner using TikZ and graphicx

This is perhaps a simple question with a simple answer, but I'm stumped as a tikz novice. What would be the best method to add an image (logo) file to the upper left-hand corner of my document? ...
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How to order 3 images horizontally?

I use the following code to include three images: \begin{figure}[h] \includegraphics{delete_gesture.png} \caption{Awesome Image} \label{fig:awesome_image} \end{figure} \begin{figure}[h] ...
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How to typeset flowcharts in LaTeX?

I know that it can be done with graphics packages like TikZ, but it seems to be a bit of an overkill. And for those not already familiar with the TikZ system, learning it can be a bit of a barrier. So ...
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Is it ImageMagick's fault or pdflatex's that some JPEGs aren't working?

pdflatex (as well as lualatex and xelatex) cannot process (some) JPEG images which were created by my ImageMagick. I'm on OSX Mavericks, using ImageMagick v6.9.0-0 Q16 x86_64 provided via MacPorts. ...
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How to embed screenshots properly?

I have a .png screenshot and I want to insert it in a LyX document. However, the screenshot needs scaling to fit in my column width. Downscaling (or upscaling) the image, if done wrong, gives all ...
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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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Images in LaTeX – what's the solution?

I've faced so many problems using images in LaTeX. See for example, another question at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/382590/latex-using-eps-images-builds-slowly What tools do you use to make ...
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Vertical alignment of inline images

Images appearing inline aren't always ideally placed relative to the baseline and risers of the text itself, so I frequently find myself doing manual adjustment, by eye, using \raisebox{}{} with a ...
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Clipping support in XeTeX

In pdflatex I'm used to clip graphics using something like this: \includegraphics[trim=14mm 0mm 14mm 0mm,clip,width=1.2cm]{image.jpg} When I attempt this in XeLaTeX, no clipping occurs and I get a ...
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! LaTeX Error: Not in outer par mode

I am using an image within minipage and getting error message. ! LaTeX Error: Not in outer par mode. Below is minimal working example. \documentclass[11pt,table,a4paper]{article} ...
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Set image to full all available space in Beamer (without overlapping other elements)

I want to have an image take up as much as possible of the content area in a beamer presentation, without overlapping the title, the sidebars, or the footers. How can I achieve this? The code below ...
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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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How to insert an image that also acts as a link

Can an image be included in TeX so that the resulting PDF is clickable leading to a reference?
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Can pdflatex (or any tex package) automatically rescale included images which have been reduced in size?

I'm writing my thesis in LaTeX, generating it with pdflatex. I have a large number of figures, many of which are bitmaps (as opposed to SVG) in PNG/JPEG format. I've generally created them to be ...
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Turning off and on images in figures

Is it possible to prevent the contents of a figure from being rendered? I have a large book document, and to speed up compiling while working on a draft, I would like to have some way of ignoring the ...
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How to render Terminal Output in LaTeX

Is there a package which allows me to render (n)curses based output (VT100, ANSI ...) directly in LaTeX (including colors if possible)? I'm currently making screenshots and include the PNGs via ...
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Repeated slides in beamer

I have about 200 JPEG files that I need to include in a PDF document, one JPEG per page (i.e. 200 pages + intro slide). The following code successfully does this with one JPEG. ...
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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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Scalebox - knowing how much it scales

I am relatively new to LaTeX and I was playing around with figures and came across the scalebox command. This apparently lets you scale a graph that you create or import into your LaTeX document by a ...
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Background clip to text Tikz

I'm using Tikz to design the cover of a book and I need to do something like this : I've tried to use some tricks given here but it did nothing. I'm actually using the following code: \makeatletter ...
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How to pause figures in beamer

I would to \pause two different images (as I can to do with text). This is the ideal code: \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Copenhagen} \setbeamercovered{dynamic} \begin{document} \begin{frame} ...
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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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My pixel perfect picture gets blurry when compiled in LaTeX

I have this picture: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3394117/Temp/fig1.png (I have the original in Pixen and could export it to several different formats. I went with PNG though since it's lossless.) When I ...
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Animated plotting with LaTex?

I am not a LaTeX pro, that's why I don't know if the following is possible and how I could do it. I have a graphic (a plot, jpg) and it shows a time series. I know in PowerPoint it is possible that ...
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TikZ to non-PDF

How do I tell TikZ to output to a standalone image file? Like JPG, PNG, etc? Yes, there is a way to output it to PDF, then do a snapshot. But this is for mathematical-visual comparisons, and I need ...
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Cropping/Trimming an image with includegraphics by specifying percentages

Say I have an image my_image.png that I am loading in my LaTeX document using: \begin{figure} \includegraphics[width=0.5cm]{my_image.png}} \end{figure} Is there a way of telling LaTeX to only ...
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Producing quality figure and graphics - which Edward Tufte book is the most influential/interesting for TeX users?

I know this might be far fetched as a topic on this site, but I don't see where else it would belong (statistics SE? meh, I think we are more oriented toward producing clean and readable stuff than ...
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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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Pros and cons: pdflatex+gs vs gs+pdflatex

I need to be producing two versions of documents I deal with: colour and grayscale. Of course the real issue are images. I'm not the author of the documents nor the images, I'm only the typesetter. ...
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TikZ image with hyperlinks --> GIF/PNG image + HTML image map

I have a (complex) TikZ-based figure with hyperlinks. Now I need a web version of this figure that preserves all hyperlinks. Converting the PDF to GIF or PNG is trivial, but for the hyperlinks I ...
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Add logo on each page.

I need to insert a logo on pdflatex supported format on the bottom right of each page. Do you think it's possible?
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Looking for an efficient way to create polished scientific graphics

I’m looking for a professional and efficient way to create scientific graphics. There are basically two types of graphics I want to create (and maybe not a joint approach works for both): Plots of ...