[texhax] including remote graphics file

Alexander Grahn A.Grahn at fz-rossendorf.de
Fri Nov 25 09:15:29 CET 2005

Hi Victor,

On Thu, Nov 24, 2005 at 10:01:14AM -0500, Victor Ivrii wrote:
>Hi,
>        is it possible to include remote graphis file (something like
>http://www.somewhere.com/foo.jpg)  in the document

Yes it is, using my movie15 package (Get a recent version of it from

1.) Create a SMIL-container, such as `urlimage.smil':

<smil xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/SMIL20/Language">
<body>
<img src="http://www.math.toronto.edu/~ivrii/icons/victor9.jpg"/>
</body>
</smil>

2.) Embed it into your document (pdfLaTeX, LaTeX/dvips/ps2pdf):

\usepackage{movie15}

...

\includemovie[poster]{.5\linewidth}{.754\linewidth}{urlimage.smil}

3.) Open the final PDF document with Adobe Reader on Windows or Mac
(QuickTime required). The image will be loaded from its URL once, upon
opening the page containing it for the first time. If you later go back
to the same page, the image will be immediately visible.

Alexander