[l2h] latex2html and figure generation

Al Kabaila akabaila at pcug.org.au
Fri May 26 02:53:44 CEST 2006

Greetings from down-under,

I recently joined both the mailing list for l2h and the bunch of people that 
use it.  I did experience some glitches, but thanks to the helpful advice 
from Prof. Shigeharu TAKENO of this mailing list and will RSN prepare a 
summary of his advice so that others can benefit from his contribution.

As far as figures are concerned, I have used JPG format without any glitches.  
My OS is SuSE 10 (Linux) and my latex client editor is Kile.  Kile has an 
excellent GUI interface and menu options to convert the TEX format to pdf and 
to invoke latex2html, which produces the html format text and graphics.

I used windows drafting program, Turbo CAD, to produce the diagrams.  The 
program has a provision for saving the vector-based drawings in JPG format.  
After the production of jpg files, I copied them to my Linux system for 
processing under Kile and latex2html.  The only glitch was that for printing 
it was necessary first to save in pdf format.

This, it seems to me, is a convenient way of handling the graphic input, 
particularly as digital cameras often save the images in jpg format.

If you wish, you are welcome to have a look at the results by opening my home 
page at


and clicking on the first link to "A Short Introduction to Structural 
Analysis". A direct URL to it is as follows:


Kind regards,

On Thursday 25 May 2006 20:44, Gianluca Moro wrote:
> hi all,
> I have a latex document with some figures:
> I have the original in png format, I convert
> them to ps to include in latex document.
> when I convert to html with latex2html,
> I get the images converted from ps to png,
> but they loose resolution:
> Can I include in latex directly png format figures?
> or can I tell latex2html to use the original png
> to produce the html pages?
> Or what is the correct conversion procedure?
> thanks
> giammy

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