[texhax] includegraphics command in graphicx

Pierre MacKay pierre.mackay at comcast.net
Sun May 22 07:10:38 CEST 2011

On 05/21/2011 03:56 PM, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> certainly does what you need.  It creates much smaller files than
> ImageMagick and is significantly faster.  I don't know whether sam2p
> is provided by MiKTeX.
> However, since PostScript and PDF understand JPEG, programs like
> ImageMagick, sam2p,... don't actually convert JPEGs, they just put
> wrappers around them which provide additional information needed by PS
> or PDF processors.  Hence, if the EPS files can't be included in
> LaTeX, it's possible that your JPEG is broken.
My own experience is that GIMP, which is getting better almost by the 
hour, makes a full conversion to EPS, so I would alwaays go by that 
route.  I  have used the GIMP export to EPS with success for at least 
three years now.

As a bonus, GIMP's various interpolation modes for increasing DPI 
resolution out of lossy JPG originals are remarkably effective, 
especially in grayscale.

Pierre MacKay

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