% Created 2019-11-13 Wed 10:48
% Intended LaTeX compiler: xelatex
\setCJKmainfont{Source Han Serif CN}
\setCJKsansfont{Source Han Serif CN}
\setCJKmonofont{Cascadia Code}
\author{Jilen} % BAD ORDER XXX
 pdfauthor={Jilen Jilen},
 pdfcreator={Emacs 27.0.50 (Org mode 9.2.6)}, 


\begin{frame}[label={sec:org407d30b}]{Beamer image test}

This beamer presentation is exported by org-mode. But the image is not show. I tried both png/jpeg/bmp, no lucky.

Log related to image

File: """foo".png Graphic file (type bmp)


Version: This is XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.999991 (TeX Live 2019/Arch Linux) (preloaded format=xelatex)

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    Welcome! The graphic is of type BMP and you cannot use it. You need an image in a supported format. (You can't just change the extension and say it is foo.png. You need it to really be a PNG or whatever.) You should also edit your preamble, since its toxicity level is currently quite high. Don't load: hyperref, longtable, wrapfig, graphicx, inputenc at a minimum. hyperref and graphicx are loaded by beamer. longtable and wrapfig make no sense with beamer and inputenc isn't relevant for XeTeX. Do you really need \captionof in a presentation?
    – cfr
    Nov 13, 2019 at 5:11
  • @cfr That is a png image, I am pretty sure.
    – jilen
    Nov 13, 2019 at 5:20
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    The error says it is bmp. So, if it is png, there is something very wrong with it.
    – cfr
    Nov 13, 2019 at 5:21
  • @cfr Both png and bmp and jpeg are treated as bitmap image, in latex I think. And that packages actually are imported by org-mode automatically.
    – jilen
    Nov 13, 2019 at 5:23
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    The quotes around foo look wrong. Is your system up-to-date? There has be a few changes in file handling (and the grffile package is now obsolete). Nov 13, 2019 at 7:12

1 Answer 1


It seems there is something wrong with the grffile package [1]. Org-mode inserts it by default. Apparently it is fixed in the new release of the package (which only loads graphicx) but I also haven't received the update containing it. I opted for removing grffile from org-latex-default-packages-alist.

[1] https://github.com/ho-tex/grffile/issues/7

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