[pdftex] graphic{s,x} PNG + pdflatex bug

Nico Schlömer nico.schloemer at gmail.com
Thu May 6 20:11:57 CEST 2010

Hmm, indeed. I'm going to file a bug for this on matplotlib which is
where the file was produced.

Anyway, I think the error message I got from pdflatex was not very
helpful here; I imagine something like "The image dimension are ..."
would give the user a better hint on what's going wrong than a fuzzy
"dimensions too large". Would it be feasible to implement this at all?
I guess that would happen on the package level anyway. -- Is that


On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 7:33 PM, Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> wrote:
> Nico Schlömer wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I experienced a weird bug using \includegraphics of the graphicx
>> package with pdflatex 1.40.10.
>> I try to load the attached PNG file, and unlike with other PNG files,
>> pdflatex would just bail out with
>> ==================== *snip* ====================
>> [...]
>> [Loading MPS to PDF converter (version 2006.09.02).]
>> )
>> ! Dimension too large.
>> <argument> \wd \@tempboxa
>> l.7 \includegraphics{img1.png}
>> ?
>> ==================== *snap* ====================
>> David Carlisle, maintainer of graphicx, suggests that may be a bug in
>> pdflatex -- What do you reckon?
> Well, this png specifies a resolution of 0.9906 pixel per inch so it
> has natural sizes of about 252 inch (6.4m). So in my opinion something
> *is* wrong with the png.
> Best wishes,
> Taco

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