Is it possible to clip a figure inserted with \includegraphics to contents? That is, remove all surrounding whitespace.

  • Please, do not forget that when you clip/crop a pdf file containing vector-like data, you do not reduce the size of the file. For instance, if you want to zoom into a big image, the big image will be stored in your final file even though a small portion only will be visible. This may also hold true for raster images. If you just want to reduce white space, it is ok.
    – pluton
    Jan 11 '11 at 21:30

If your figure is in pdf format, use pdfcrop to automatically crop all whitespace before inserting it.

If it's not in pdf format - you could create a pdf of it before. ;-)

Though there are graphic software tools to crop jpg and png as well. For example, ImageMagick with convert -trim filename on the command prompt.

\includegraphics[viewport=llx lly urx ury, clip]{file}
\includegraphics[trim=llx lly urx ury, clip]{file}
  • I know this, but I have to open the file, look for coordinates...
    – Marin
    Jan 11 '11 at 20:29
  • 3
    @Marin: no, with package overpicyou can get a temporay grid
    – user2478
    Jan 11 '11 at 21:08

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