[texhax] How to include a bitmap file in LaTeX

Matthew Leingang leingang at math.harvard.edu
Sun Feb 4 18:26:56 CET 2007

Dear Dingxi,

Does it have to stay a bmp file?  The graphicx package can handle lots of
image formats besides EPS, for instance JPG or PNG.  If it were me I would
convert the bmp to one of those and \includegraphics it the regular way.

You can even configure graphicx to do this conversion for you.   See the
document "grfguide.pdf" on CTAN for more.


On 2/2/07 6:57 PM, "dingxi qiu" <dingxi_qiu at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Dear all,
> EPS files are standard graphical files for LaTex. However, I have two image
> files in .bmp format and I would like to include them in Latex compilation
> process. Does anyone have any experience with this?
> I downloaded setbmp.tex from Professor Ablamowicz's website.
> ============================================
> \def\setbmp#1#2#3#4{\vskip#3\relax\noindent\hskip#1\relax
> \special{bmp:#4 x=#2, y=#3}}
> \def\centerbmp#1#2#3{\vskip#2\relax\centerline{\hbox to#1{\special
>   {bmp:#3 x=#1, y=#2}\hfil}}}
> =============================================
> I  included this file by
> \input setbmp
> But I could not see the graph by
> \begin{figure}[h]
> \special{bmp:fig1.bmp x=5in, y=5in}
> \end{figure}
> Does anyone have any experience with this?
> Thanks!
> Dingxi
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Matthew Leingang
Preceptor in Mathematics
Harvard University


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