# [XeTeX] How does xetex handle non-native image files such as eps?

Yuan Qi xetex.tex.comp.gmane.3.maxchee at spamgourmet.com
Fri Oct 24 04:39:47 CEST 2008

```Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at ...> writes:

> You should not need to care for this. XeTeX does not need an external
> file that contains the picture's dimensions, it either extracts these
> values itself (pdfTeX is able to retrieve the dimensions of an
> included graphics file and assign them to dimen variables) or leaves
> this to the output driver, since the XDV file (as a DVI file too)
> only contains a reference. Since \includegraphics not always sets the
> dimensions XeTeX obviously has the ability to extract the values from
> the graphics file and reserve space for it in the page's layout.