# Inserting an Image in Latex - Basics

It is my very very first time using LaTeX and I only need this program for preparing a homework which must include some graphics. For that I've been reading what to do for inserting an image but still not being able to add one, I seek for any kind of help. Would be very nice if you can explain this problem below and give me an advice.

! LaTeX Error: Can be used only in preamble.See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.Type H <return> for immediate help.... \usepackage


What I typed is this:

\documentclass[10pt]{article}
\begin{document}

\usepackage{graphics}

\end{document}


• \usepackage{...} has to go before \begin{document} (the part which is known as the preamble). – sodd Feb 22 '16 at 22:11
• @hooy seems like an answer:-) – David Carlisle Feb 22 '16 at 22:17
• @Sel Did my answer solve your problem? If so, would you mind accepting it? – sodd Feb 24 '16 at 20:54

Loading packages with \usepackage{...} has to be done in the preamble, in other words before issuing \begin{document}.

\documentclass[10pt]{article}

Also, see Packages: graphics vs graphicx as to why you should use the graphicx (x for extended) package rather than the graphics package.