{graphics} is about inclusion of external graphic files in your document. For questions about vector graphics created programmatically inside a (La)TeX document, use {diagrams} instead, or preferably the tag for specific packages like {tikz-pgf}, {pstricks}, or {metapost}.

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Change color in finished pdf file

Suppose I have a finished PDF file, say a figure generated from some software, where the ink is black. I would include it in a document. Suppose I want to include it in a beamer presentation with ...
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Automatically Locate Included Images

Do you think it's possible to include images into LaTeX without specifying the exact path to them. So instead of: \includegraphics{path/to/image/myfig.pdf} It would be: \includegraphics{myfig.pdf} ...
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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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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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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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Can I insert an image into an equation?

I would like to use a small image in an equation, where a symbol like \alpha might otherwise be. Is there a nice way to do this?
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Vertically center text and image in one line

I need to place an icon and text behind each other on one line. The icon is higher than a single text line, and would like to have the icon and text center aligned. How do I do that?
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What's the best way to include graphics in an enumerated list?

I'm currently putting together an installation document for some software at work, and I decided that now was as good a time as any to try to ditch the endless frustration that is Microsoft Word, and ...
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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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Inserting an image in plain TeX

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 ...
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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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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 would you do Karnaugh's maps in LaTeX or ConTeXt?

In a document, I have to include those simple diagrams to show the procedure of reducing logical circuits. What do you think is the best way to do them?
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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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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 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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Includepdf as a figure

I want to include some pages of a pdf file into my document and wrap them into a figure with a caption for example (with pdfpages) \begin{figure}[h] \centering ...
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Latex error. Unknown graphics extension: eps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I encountered an 'errorUnknown graphics extension: .eps.' I have the error like in the title. I found some pages on the web with a solution to this problem. They ...
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Is it possible to make an image gallery with tikz images?

I create many images with TikZ and I would like to make an image gallery. It should look like this: The gallery should put the image in front of a (gray) background resize the image to a maximum ...
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Zooming on a data set in a picture (magnifying glass)

In my TeX document I would like to add a picture and in addition, zooming on a small part of the picture (e.g. inset in TeX or spy in TikZ). My question, I have a histogram 2D (f(x,y) = z) date which ...
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Kindly explain use of framezoom in beamer

I want to use framezoom to zoom in on India in this map. How can I do it? Can someone explain in a simple language (non-technical) the use of \framezoom function in beamer?
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Plotting an implicit function using TikZ

How could one plot an implicit function, like (x^2+y^2)^3-4x^2y^2 using TikZ? I know gnuplot supports them, but they are drawn using a surface built from the function and intersecting the result with ...
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Creating a drop shadow with guassian blur

How can I add a drop shadow to a \includegraphics picture? The effect should be very minute just to be a little bit eye pleasing. I know you can use \shadowbox in fancybox package but the output would ...
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How you can put an image in a footnote on page?

How you can put an image in a footnote on page? try this, but does not work \footnote {bla bla \begin {figure} .... \end{figure} }
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Aligning enumerate labels to top of image?

I asked a question a while ago about vertically aligning enumerate labels to the top of table. Now I am having the same problem, but with images. Since my problem was solved in my previous thread, I ...
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Are there external graphics files with natural depth?

The \includegraphics command from the graphicx package provides options height and totalheight for resizing embedded graphics. As long as the graphics file doesn't possess a natural depth, it doesn't ...
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Full page image as title page

Background Wrote a technical manual in LyX. The technical manual currently has two parts: Cover image (PDF) Manual text (PDF) Problem When merging the two PDF files (with GhostScript or other ...
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Transparency vs image compression dilemma

I have a bunch of raster images that I want to include in a poster. For aesthetic reasons I want to replace the image background by a transparent one. So far, I have been grabbing the images I had ...
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How do you deal with fixed resolution screenshots? (e.g. GUI screenshots)

In my LaTeX document I need to show some screenshots of a GUI, which has a fixed resolution (for example, 1200x600) and I cannot change it (not without much hassle). The text in such figures always ...
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Inserting figures using loops

I have a set of pictures in my working directory and I want to make a PDF report using these images. I want to include all of them, but the number of the pictures changes in each case. I would like to ...
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Drawing a 3D cone

I want to create some thing like this , but instead of a box, I use another object (a dog silhouette). Here is what I have so far \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{scope}[scale=0.25, xshift=70, ...
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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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Multiple columns with images and wrapped text in Beamer

I need a frame looking like the image below in beamer. The 3rd column will have multirow text with an equation. There are no horizontal lines, neither do I need the boxes around each of the columns. ...
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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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What's the best way to draw a square or rectangle with specified dimensions?

How might one define a command \rectangle, invoked via e.g. \rectangle{70cm}{70cm} that produces a black-outline rectangle of the specified dimensions?
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Using fancyhdr to create an image based header and footer

I'm trying to generate a latex report (via Sweave and R) where the header of the document is an image that covers everything (including the top/left/right page margin) and the footer covers everything ...
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Best figure format practice to use?

What is the best file format to use when typesetting in LaTeX? I really prefer eps for all my Matlab work, and now I found here on site ( Which figure type to use: pdf or eps? ) that people recommend ...
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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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Defining a vector of variables in Tikz

I have the following animation in beamer: with the following code (probably not optimal): \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{multimedia} \begin{document} ...
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Should two pictures side by side have 0.5 or 0.49999 textwidth?

Two pictures should be next to each other. What is their perfect width? Is 0.5 + 0.5 = 1 for TeX, or does the compiler need a tiny space between the objects? Should ...
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\graphicspath and \include

I am trying to define a central graphics path for my thesis, however, the chapters are included with the \include command and by using \include with \graphicspath, pdflatex complains about it can not ...
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Image next to Equation

I am trying to make my first LaTeX file and have been reading syntax for a bit and have not been able to figure one thing out yet and don't seem to find anything about it online so I thought I might ...
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Scale (resize) large images (graphics) that exceed page margins

Background A large number of screen captures have been scaled 300% at 288dpi. They appear correctly when embedded in OpenOffice, but not LyX. Problem Images that do not extend beyond the margins ...
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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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How to make a block transparent for a background image

I use the code \usebackgroundtemplate{ \centering \includegraphics[width=0.5\paperwidth,height=0.5\paperheight]{image.png} } to get a background image in a Beamer/Latex presentation. ...
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Reducing the REAL size of an image (compressing) when using \includegraphics

I know when downscaling images we can just use the scale option. But as far as I know, this doesn't change the size of the overall output (let's say the PDF file). \begin{figure} \centering ...
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Two-Headed Arrow Over Formula

I have a quantified formula. I want to show what happens when the order of quantifiers is reversed. To do this, I like to use a two-headed arrow over the formula, like this: Is it possible? I don't ...
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Clipping a figure to content

Is it possible to clip a figure inserted with \includegraphics to contents? That is, remove all surrounding whitespace.
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Disabling included pictures in Beamer

I am preparing a huge document with tons of pictures and Tikz drawings (based on Beamer package). Is there a command for NOT including all the pictures inserted by \includegraphics? This might speed ...
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Compiling LaTeX straight to an image

This is probably going to sound like a strange request (trust me that there's a good reason for it), but is it possible to have LaTeX compile straight to an image file instead of to something like ...