{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 tell when to use pdflatex, latex, and xelatex for any given tex file?

I'm writing an automatic compiling pipeline that should be able to compile any given tex file into a pdf. The diversity of the input tex files mainly shows up in what format of figures they use and ...
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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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Simple way to switch inline asymptote figures on and off

I use the inline asymptote environment \begin{asy} to draw a lot of the figures in my papers. To those not familiar with asymptote, the asymptote package creates *.asy files for each of the asy ...
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(How) Can I create picture effects with TeX and Friends?

I'm looking for a way to create subtle picture effects in beamer. I've got a few illustrations with a background that contrast offensively against a white background, and look completely out-of-place ...
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Drawing primitive shapes with TikZ

I want to draw this picture as a noob, the way I usually do (for all other images) is to painstakingly draw line by line and manually adjusting their coordinates to get the shapes I want. I have ...
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How to emulate some options of \node from TikZ

Code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \foreach \a in {0,45,...,315}% {\node[line width = 0pt, rotate = \a, anchor = ...
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Best practice to include (standalone precompiled) graphics

General understanding I know that several people have asked about how to include plots and graphics (created by tikz and pstricks) into a latex document. What is the best way to include Matlab ...
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How to include a PDF image into a PDFLaTeX document

I am generating a PDF file using pdflatex and need to include another PDF file. The reason is that I have a graphMl file which I exported from yEd graph editor to a PDF file, named sample.pdf. The TeX ...
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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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Drawing a multiscale network in Tikz

I am learning TikZ in this period, but I have some problems drawing some networks for my thesis. I am trying to draw a network in TikZ which should look similar to the one in this picture: I have ...
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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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Convert gif image to png on the fly

I am using pdflatex on linux and attempting to convert gif to png. I can run scripts to find out the image attributes and even and convert the files supplied from a folder but I can not write back to ...
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How to compose figure from text with latex?

I have an ascii image like +--------------- | xxxxxxx +--------------- | xxxxxxx +--------------- I want to show this in figure environment. So currently I try like this: \begin{figure} ...
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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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Is there an advantage to using LaTeX graphics instead of eps or pdf?

Back in my first courses I learned that the best graphic format to use when plotting data with gnuplot (which will later be used in a LaTeX document) is eps (encapsulated postscript). I didn't really ...
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Can I conditionally scale an image with graphicx

In particular, when I include a graphic, I would like it to have width=\linewidth if it's width is greater than \linewidth, but I'd like it to have \scale=1 if it is smaller than the line width. In ...
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Path From and To Same Node in tikz Flowchart

I'm working on creating flowcharts directly inside LaTeX documents using tikz. I am admittedly an extreme novice with tikz, although I have quite a bit of experience using LaTeX. My problem is when ...
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Drawing picture from math's test

In Finnish matriculation examination there were the following problem. How can one draw those pictures using LaTeX? A square ABCD is in coordinate system such that AB is on the x-axis and A=(0,0), ...
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Using LaTeX to draw time series graphs and histograms

I have some graphs I drew in maple, some simple line plots and histograms. Now I'd like to redraw these graphs in LaTeX, so I can do fancy stuff in beamer like have one histogram appear, and then ...
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Exam Class : With Question with images and border

I'm learning Exam Class to generate question paper. Sample tex code is mentioned below: \documentclass{exam} \usepackage{tikz} \newcommand*\circled[1]{\tikz[baseline=(char.base)]{ ...
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How to use a macro inside \includegraphics options?

I have to do several figures like this: \begin{figure}[h!] \centering \includegraphics[trim = 9.55cm 1.8cm 10.25cm 4.05cm, ...
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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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Macro for \textwidth, \textheight and keepaspectratio

I'm using many pictures within my beamer presentation. Somehow I'm tired of writing: \begin{figure} \includegraphics[width=0.8\textwidth,height=0.8\textheight,keepaspectratio]{source} ...
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Side brace around image with underbrace

I have an image and I want to put a side brace on the left and an underbrace on the bottom. The underbrace works fine, but the left becomes twice the image height for some reason. I'm sure the image ...
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Copyright issue, replace bitmaps by empty frame

I have a thesis to submit tomorrow as .pdf. The University requires written permission from the copyright holder for every figure taken from book/journal--a thing I don't have, and I didn't know was ...
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Why does the image not appear?

I'm using IEEEtran to format an article, and I wanted to include an image. I included the graphicx and hyperref packages, and used the following code, like normal, to include an image. ...
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How to add a picture to fancyhdr *header* (and align in the top right)?

In the MWE below, the blue square aligns according to plan, whereas the dummy-image doesn't, see screenshots below. How to re-code so that the dummy-image "A" is aligned like the blue square? ...
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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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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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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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How to produce Latex QR-Code (or in general 2d codes) as Vector graphic?

The pst-barcode package is great to produce bar-codes in all flavors. And it does 1d bar-codes like a charm. Also it is capable of generating 2d bar-codes with a command like this for a qrcode: ...
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Use images for drawing an arrow

Is it possible to draw arrows (preferential with TikZ) with two images: One for the line and one for the tip? I would like to realize something like this:
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Compile a LaTeX file ignoring missing EPS graphics

I am proofreading a paper for someone else. I have the .tex file but no EPS graphics files. I would like to make a PDF file to read the changes in text that I made, but I keep getting errors because ...
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How to align picture top left in a table?

is there a way to create a table with 2 columns, in the left column should be some text, in the right column should be a picture. The problem is - to align both to the left, top corner. The image ...
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XeTeXpicfile in vertical mode

Given a minimal like \line{% \vtop{\hsize=.6\hsize Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse tempor lectus sit amet laoreet convallis. Quisque at est lacinia, porttitor ...
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How do I use same figure multiple times?

Is there a way to use same figure multiple times -- without reinserting it? That is I don't want to pay it's weigth several times in the output pdf file. I remember I saw someone telling adjustbox ...
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Creating a URL downloading command to be used with e.g. \includegraphics

We were just talking about an idea that may be a little further out there. Would it be possible to patch URL support into graphicx.sty or is there a package that would support this on a wider scale (I ...
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TikZ: Alternative for `use as bounding box`? Or a another way to handle it in external pictures?

I've been using TikZ to draw graphs (pgfplots) and pictures for my physics courses etc. Because I like it when (for example) the box of graph is centered on the page without looking at the stuff that ...
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Driver specification for hyperref and graphicx

When using hyperref and compiling via pdflatex or dvips, I do not need to specify the driver with \usepackage{hyperref}. However when compiling via dvipdfm this fails and I have to specify the driver ...
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How do you vertically flip a figure in place?

I am using MiKTeX on Windows 7. I am trying to vertically flip a figure that is a component of a multi-EPS figure. The method I use is \scalebox as follows. \documentclass{article} % Specifies ...
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Telling Tikz/Tex to produce raster instead of vector in resulting PDF

I am using MikTeX and Tikz package to generate images (playing cards on A4 paper). The result is nice, but slow (too many vector objects, printing is hell slow). Is there a way to directly tell TeX ...
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include svg images with the svg package

I'm trying to use the svg package for inserting svg images in my latex file, as suggested in other questions. But now I ran into a problem: For example I have a image figure1.svg, if I write ...
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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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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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Inline purified PostScript (MPS)

I just learned how to inline PDF code using the \pdfliteral command and that purified Encapsulated PostScript generated by METAPOST or purifyeps can be converted to PDF code by pdfLaTeX. However, I ...
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Trim image by number of pixels

Is it possible to trim an image by a certain number of pixels rather than a length? I have a set of images that I'm including, and in one figure, a trim of 135 on the bottom works nicely, but a ...
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Resulting document size when Including a graphics file multiple times - pgf vs. graphicx

In his answer to the question Tikz: using external images as building blocks. Stefan Kottwitz says: The pgf way may be preferred if the document size matters and graphics are multiply used or if ...
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Union of Paths in MetaPost

I'd like to compute the union of a collection of outlines in MetaPost. I'm aware of the buildcycle macro (in combination with cutbefore and cutafter). However, that macro is not very useful because I ...
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Random number without repetition in an \includegraphics

I have 58 images in PDF format. At the moment, each of them is in a separate PDF, such as 1.pdf, 2.pdf etc. I would like to include those 58 images in a random order without repetition. I found the ...
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How to get information about remaining free space?

following scenario: I want to automatically generate a newsletter with some small articles, which is working fine. (I am generating LaTeX-code with data from a small database). But now I want to ...