{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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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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How to plot a lattice of points on the surface of a torus?

I am doing a report on the Ising model, without going into the complex details of the model, in its two-dimensional form it involves a lattice of points. Which, when periodic boundary conditions ...
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Thumbnails of other frames in beamer

I would like to make a presentation with beamer, and have a few frames (at the start or the end) containing thumbnails of the other frames, hyperlinked to them, with something like 4x3 or 5x4 ...
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Automatically scale big and small graphics for beamer presentations

For the next few semesters I'll be making a lot of beamer presentations with a lot slides that are just a frame title and a figure. I am trying to make a command to make a lot faster to code and ...
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Scale figure to a percentage of \textwidth

I would like to change my figure's width to a precentage of my \textwidth: \textwidth /2 would scale to 50% of the \textwidth. What is the proper syntax (if any) to do this ?
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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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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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How to use \graphicspath?

I am using MikTex 2.9 and TeXstudio for my TeX preparation. I want to give a path to my figures folder containing all the figures, plots etc. required for my work. I used \graphicspath to give the ...
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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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Move a figure a bit right

I'm trying to place include a pdf figure in a beamer presentation. I'm using \begin{frame}{foo} \includegraphics[scale=0.6]{bar} \end{frame} the figure is always placed a bit too much to the ...
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Problem with a very heavy EPS image - scatter plot too heavy as EPS

Using Stata, I produced a scatter plot of some variables. I saved the image as an EPS file. There are around a 1000 dots in the scatter plot - and this makes the EPS file to be 26MB. I need to use ...
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What do people use for modifying figures?

I usually create figures for my articles in Matlab: various plots of numerical and analytical solutions. One thing that I don't like about it is that the font is different in the figure and in the ...
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Insert image and list inside a table

I am trying to add both an image and list inside a table but I face various problems. As shown in the picture, the image is above the first horizontal line and also the lists are not properly ...
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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 ...
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Surface of Revolution

how to draw using surface of revolution tikz or pgfplots? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \end{tikzpicture} \end{document} I am not able to ...
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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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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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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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3 or 4 tikz figures side-by-side

How could I have a figure with 3 or 4 subfigures side-by-side in the same row? I've tried it once but the best I had was only 2 subfigures side-by-side in the same row. My code so far is: ...
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moderncv - filesize of pdf too big

I managed to work out how to create a job application that is entirely written in the moderncv style. I use the moderncv class itself for my CV and the attachments (making each document a section with ...
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Transparent image background in beamer

I want to add a background image in my beamer presentation. The thing is that when I use \usebackgroundtemplate{ \includegraphics[width=\paperwidth, height=\paperheight]{cern-logo.jpg} } in my ...
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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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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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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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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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Basic geometric shapes, sections, shading

Two questions really ... (fishing for lots of opinions here) Is there a definitive guide that most folks agree is the best place to come up to speed on how to make pictures in the tikz world, and in ...
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LaTeX is putting a border around my figures

I'm trying to embed a few images in a figure, but LaTeX keeps putting a border around three of the sides. Is there any way for me to keep it from adding this border? The code that I used to create ...
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How to add a photo to moderncv style banking

I'm writing this post because I'm trying to let appear the photo on the moderncv using the banking style, but from default isn't possible. So I would to know how to show the photo using the banking ...
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How to add a scalebar to an image [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out how best to add scale bars to my images, such as in these wondeful snowflake images (the full size image is a bit large, but it's the best example of what I'm trying to do): ...
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How to define a macro that uses image width and height to define a variable for later use

Ok, the title might be a bit cryptic and my question is a bit lengthy, so please bear with me. What I want to do is: I have two images with different aspect ratios that I want to place next to each ...
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How to vertically align 3 images with subfigure?

This code: \begin{figure*}[t] \begin{center} \begin{subfigure}[a]{0.3\textwidth} \label{im:device_front} \includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{images/bsn_side} ...
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Included png appears too big in PDF

I'm a beginner with LaTex and writing an article in it (letter-sized). WinEDT and MikTeX (versions seen in the log). I have a PNG chart (obtained from R/ggplot2) which is 471 x 335 pixels and which ...
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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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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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Changing the working directory when including files in a subdirectory

I'm working on a mathematics magazine that involves multiple articles from different authors. I would like to give each article a sub-directory in which I can store all the relevant files - .tex, ...
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How to improve color consistency of bitmap pictures from native format to target pdf file?

For the first time I am concerned about proper rendition of pictures for the draft of a document with artistic content. I use the basic macro below to embed the pictures. The pictures are in .jpg ...
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Put an image header in \documentclass{letter}

Is there is any possibility to put an image header in a letter class document? I can put a footer image and an image for my signature, but I want to put an image on the top of the letter.
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Typographic conventions for width of figures in LaTeX data analysis reports

I posted this question on stats.SE, but the consensus was that it was better suited to tex.SE. Context: I've been thinking recently about conventions for figure width in data analysis reports that ...
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How to trim / clip / crop graphics without trial and error?

Often I include graphics with the trim option. Everytime I have to start a trial and error search for the right values. Is it possible to do it more straight forward?
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Beamer background image centered

I'm trying to use an image as a background for Beamer presentation according to this post. However, I do not want the image spanning the entire background. Thus, I'm doing something like: ...
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Include multiple pdf pages on single sheet

I would like to include multiple pages from a pdf document on a single page im my document. \includepdf can do that using the 'nup' option. \documentclass{book} \usepackage{fancyhdr} ...
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Rounded box with image and text

I'm trying to create a rounded box with both text and image. The desired result is as this: Where the image is rounded at the left edges. I have managed everything except the the image part using ...
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Best practice for control flow charts

I wanted to plot a flow chart graph which looks similar to this diagram: that comes from this source. Which package would be best for that? I don't want to use pstricks
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How to place an image over a _full_ (including bleed) page in memoir?

I need to include a jpg into my document created with memoir as a full separate page. The jpg is colored and has 3 mm bleed out into the stock paper. A bit naively I thought I could just use negative ...
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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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How to insert code and graphic in textbox

I want to put a graphic and a little linux bash code in a textbox, like the picture blow... with the follow in problem: all in a textbox with yellow backgroud left part is a graphic (a finger)... ...
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Print frames rather than boxes with demo/draft version of graphics/graphicx

I recently switched to demo such that I could compile my .tex file without needing the actual image files. Now, instead of the image there is a black box. Is there anyway to get a black border such ...
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Images off the page in multicols environment

Before my question, some background information. I’ve created an algorithm (not latex) which will generate a catalog for a collection of books dynamically. A user supplies information to query an SQL ...
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How to add a gradient fade-out effect to an image?

I am working on a presentation in beamer and would like to put a logo in the background of the title page with a gradient fade-out effect, similar to the image below. The logo is in PDF format and is ...