# [pdftex] \immediate\pdfximage

Alexander Grahn A.Grahn at fz-rossendorf.de
Wed Dec 6 15:10:38 CET 2006

Dear TeXperts,

I wonder why the image XObject does not get written to the output file
(in contrast to what purports the pdfTeX manual).

Here is a minimal pdfTeX example:

\immediate\pdfximage {image.jpg}
Object No.: \the\pdflastximage
\end

I don't want the image to be output the usual way. Rather, I want to use
the XObject as a resource for another purpose.

How can I assure that the XObject be written out without being put on
the page?

Thanks!

Alexander Grahn