{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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Page Bordering with an image?

I want a custom border for my document. I was thinking of doing something like this, creating a border with a graphics tool(only the outer frame) and then placing it in the beginning of the document, ...
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Graphicspath for MikTeX

Is there a way to specify a \graphicspath that includes all sub-directories? I know I could put all my graphics in a texmf tree, but I'd like to have them in another directory tree. As far as I can ...
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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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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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LaTeX in CorelDRAW

What is a good way to get LaTeX formulas into CorelDRAW figures? I will provide a solution below, based on a rather old macro adapted to work on 64 bit systems as well as 32 bit - it works well, but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Are there any packages for creating charts?

I'm looking for a package in which you can create nice bar and/or line charts in LaTeX. Currently I'm plotting the charts in Calc (OpenOffice), export it to a PDF document, crop it and then including ...
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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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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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Nature style files and figures

I downloaded a Nature style file from here but I don't see any images when I build my figures. Do you know if this is intentional or if I've done something wrong? If you've drafted a LaTeX paper for ...
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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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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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create latex symbol from vector graphics

I have a logo in vector format (Adobe Illustrator) that I would like to use in my LaTeX documents. How do I create a latex symbol such that I can include this logo inline with the text, similarly to ...
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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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Set fonts in matplotlib graphs equal to tex document

I am writing my PhD in LaTeX and I am generating all my graphical content in Python with the matplotlib package. For my TeX document, I am using a math-supported font -- e.g. Kurier Light Condensed -- ...
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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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How to make images appear at their actual size?

Whenever I insert an image into my PDFTex document (using the code below) it seems to be resized to fit the width of the page. I know I can change this using the scale parameter, but that means I have ...
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Which is better practice: rendering figures on the fly, or importing them as images?

I've come to a philosophical quandary with respect to my use of LaTeX for scientific writeups. At first I tried to render all figures in LaTeX at compile-time, for example making a graph using ...
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Set standard default scaling of \includegraphics

I am using Sphinx and the plantuml package to include UML diagrams. The plantuml package for Sphinx generates the following LaTeX code: \includegraphics{%s} Anyways - the diagrams are to big, so ...
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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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Ligatures in figures and pdftex

In the following example, the 'ff' ligature in the figure labels (in 'differential') disappears when pdflatex is used, but the fault does not occur if latex-dvips-ps2pdf is used instead. Both lualatex ...
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Two images to fill one beamer frame: most appropriate method?

Suppose I have two images: one a solid blue square and another a yellow. What is the most appropriate way to divide and fill an entire beamer frame with these images? Horizontally (i.e., left half ...
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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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Why can't XeTeX handle this dank meme?

MWE Please use the image linked to below. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \includegraphics{dank} \end{document} Oddly enough, only this picture fails and only when ...
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Sinus wave and electrical ripple with tikz

I have sinus wave and want to draw an electrical ripple on it, so I used the decoration option to draw a zigzag line. But the zigzag line is oriented in a right angle to the wave. I need a zigzag line ...
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Insert an image at the beginning of a chapter

I wish insert an image at the beginning of a chapter that, like in the figure attached, is seen in the white space at right of the title. Moreover, it must be different for every chapter of the book. ...
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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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Adding dimensions to TikZ pictures

How do you add dimension labels to TikZ pictures? Ideally, it would look something like this: |<----- dimension ----->| I would like to do this to show the measurement of both straight lines ...
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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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Use \setkeys{Gin} to set default scale value doesn’t work

I’d like to make all my graphic a little smaller and tried to set the scale-value of \includegraphics globally with \setkeys{Gin} but while changing width works fine scale has no effect. ...
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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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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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Beamer: How text wrapping around a graphic right aligned?

I want to include a graphic in beamer presentation with right alignment and this graphic should be wrapping by text. I tried three packages but non of them works correct (minimal example below). ...
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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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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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Extract image/vector art from PDF, encore

Follow-up question to Extracting image from PDF to use in LaTeX document? There is a logo in a beamer presentation that I need to reuse. I followed Herbert's answer to include the logo in my PDF ...
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Include PDF with OCGs

I want to avoid to recompile large tikz graphics and therefore I compile them as a standalone pdf file. This file contains some OCG layers which I want to use in the main file, but the OCG layer are ...
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Create PDF with images in black and white

I have a LaTeX document with several black and white, gray value, and color images. When creating a PDF with pdfLaTeX I get a PDF where I am not sure if the embedded black and white images are ...
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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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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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Redefine memoir Part to allow image

I am preparing a book with memoir. The book has three parts. I would like to have the Part title raised and to insert an image directly below the title. I am able to raise the Part title to the upper ...
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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 ...
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Exclude images for printing pdf

I have a document that has images that are very, very dark. As such, they should not be printed when the user goes to print. Somebody I'm working with loves to print, and they use a lot of toner ...
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LaTeX Error: Cannot determine size of graphic in title.png (no BoundingBox)

I seem to be getting a strange error after updating MiKTeX 2.9. I am using pdfLaTeX and TeXmaker with the graphicx package to include .png images. When I try to compile, I get the error LaTeX Error: ...