[texhax] Importing images into TexShop doc

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sun Apr 27 14:56:55 CEST 2014

On 2014-04-27 at 04:56:06 -0700, Keith Devlin wrote:

 > I am trying to convert an old Textures LaTeX document to run in
 > TexShop, and it has a lot of images. The old commands all have the
 > general form
 > \begin{figure}
 > \vspace{2.5in} \hspace{1.4in}
 > \special{picture eulercircles.PICT scaled 600}
 > \end{figure}
 > WhatÕs the easiest equivalent in TexShop, what packages do I need,
 > where do I find them, and where do I install them? I tried a few
 > approaches based on suggestions I found on the Web, including
 > downloading the graphics package from CTAN, but could not even find
 > a TeX Inputs folder to put it into, and simply replacing the old
 > \special command by \includegraphics[scale=1.0]{eulercircles.PICT}
 > got me nowhere.

If you are using pdflatex then you have to convert the images to PDF.
A tool which converts images is ImageMagick:


You can run convert from a command line:

  convert eulercircles.PICT eulercircles.pdf

Or, if you have to convert many if them:

  for f in *.PICT; do convert $f ${f%%PICT}pdf; done


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