How to make an example image in LaTeX, a dummy image, a spot holder? I have seen it before, but I can't remember how they would made. It would be nice to be able to use example images - if you should help anyone or you need to question in this community. You might say I could easily Google it, but I tried - and are obviously too stupid to find anything.

\usepackage[ngerman, danish]{babel}




Is it also possible to resize the example image? So I need a usepackage to make an image without including an immage. An placeholder so anyone can try my code without needing images - just needing my tex-code. I hope you understand?

Kind regards!

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    Related: New support package for MWEs
    – Werner
    Mar 6, 2015 at 19:04
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    If I google "dummy images latex", I get the mwe package documentation as the 4th result.
    – 1010011010
    Mar 6, 2015 at 19:09
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    Sounds like you want placeholder images, not examples, right?
    – Cole Tobin
    Mar 7, 2015 at 2:15

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Thanks to Martin Scharrer, modern LaTeX systems offer you some ready-to-use images; the documentation for the mwe package (Section 4 Provided Images) describes all available images (initially you had to load to package to use the images, but then the images were made usable without the package):








enter image description here

  • It seams example-image stops at c. Is it possible to get example-image-d?
    – Viesturs
    Oct 5, 2018 at 11:45
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    @Viesturs There is example-image-duck nowadays :)
    – TeXnician
    Oct 9, 2018 at 15:33

The documentation folder of PStricks contains some images in a separate folder. Most notably it holds tiger (in both EPS and PDF formats):

enter image description here


As can be seen above (under TeX Live 2014 in Windows) it's not that readily accessible.

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