[texhax] Generate EPS images without the inclosing BOX

Phil Parker phil at math.twsu.edu
Fri Aug 13 05:48:40 CEST 2004

On 08/12/2004 at 10:45 AM, "Dr. Edward Henry Dowdye, Jr"
<ehd at extinctionshift.com> wrote:

>I have jpg, Tif and gif files of images that I want to convert to EPS files 
>of images.

>1) How do I generate the EPS files that will display (show up) in my LaTeX 
>document, when the dvi or output file is generated "WITHOUT THE BOX"?
>   In other words, I need the images to show WITHOUT the surrounding BOX?

>2) What TOOL(s) do I need, besides what I already have, to do that job?

>3) What's the best tool(s) for converting the  jpg, Tif and gif files to  EPS

Probably almost all the same answer: Ghostscript with the GSview front-end for
Windows: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/index.html

You'll also need dvips (some version) to convert .dvi to .ps files, for which
GSview can act as a full previewer with autoreload etc. If your (La)TeX
installation is a more-or-less standard (TDS compliant etc.) one, it's
probably already on your machine. A good TeX-editor/front-end should let you
configure the automatic use of these apps so as to achieve a transparent
edit-compile-preview cycle for your convenience.

    Phil Parker
URL http://www.math.wichita.edu/~pparker/
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