# Latex error. Unknown graphics extension: eps [duplicate]

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I encountered an 'errorUnknown graphics extension: .eps.'

I have the error like in the title. I found some pages on the web with a solution to this problem. They use to say that compiling should be not LaTeX->pdf but LaTeX->ps->pdf. How can it be done, or maybe there is another solution for the problem?

## marked as duplicate by diabonas, Alan Munn, Stefan Kottwitz♦Sep 27 '11 at 13:40

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• pdfLaTeX only accepts `.pdf`, `.png` and `.jpg` graphics. With recent TeX Live (2010, 2011) or MiKTeX (2.9) versions, automatic EPS-to-PDF conversion takes place when an `.eps` file is available. What TeX system do you use? – Joseph Wright Sep 27 '11 at 13:03
• – diabonas Sep 27 '11 at 13:08
• don't forget to `\usepackage{graphicx}` before `\usepackage{epstopdf}` – yegor256 Oct 9 '14 at 9:50
• yegor256 is absolutely right! – user2600959 Oct 10 '15 at 21:02

## 2 Answers

It seems you're using graphics in the .eps format. A relatively easy way of solving this problem is loading `\usepackage{epstopdf}` in your preamble and compiling with pdfLaTeX as usual. This will convert any .eps graphics to .pdf first, you'll see the actual .pdf files in your directory.

Consult the wikibook on LaTeX: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Importing_Graphics

Compiling with pdflatex
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EPS can be used with the help of the epstopdf package. Please see these: http://dirkraffel.com/2007/11/19/include-eps-files-in-latex