I am writing a report and I have all the images in a pdf file with very high resolution. With limited skills in editing, I am loosing the quality of the image when I try to save the individual images.

I am wondering, if there is any option in LyX to include the images directly from the pdf file by specifying the page number. I happen to stumble across this post here which I can use in LaTeX. Is it possible to do similarly in LyX as well?


You can use Insert -> File -> External Material, which wraps the pdfpages package. Documentation for pdfpages is available here.

Another way which might be more appropriate is to insert the .pdf file as if it were any other graphic (Insert -> Graphics...) and use the page=n option. These options are passed to the \includegraphics command, which is part of the graphicx package (which is documented here). A screen shot follows:

graphics configuration

Here are some screenshots of the pdfpages method:

external material dialog

external material options dialog

  • Alex, Thanks a lot, is is possible to scale it, rotate it just like normal images. I donot see any option here for that – www.sapnaedu.in Sep 13 '11 at 19:16
  • 1
    Yes. I have updated the above post to include a method which uses the graphicx package which adds the standard LyX capabilities for images. Note that there will be cases where either method is more appropriate. – Alex Hirzel Sep 13 '11 at 22:55
  • Thank you so much, this is what I was looking for. Thanks for the timely help. I am using the graphicx package in my report. – www.sapnaedu.in Sep 14 '11 at 16:50

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.