[OS X TeX] Including jpg w/ graphicx

Ross Moore ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Tue Nov 22 16:18:18 EST 2005

Hi Chris,

On 23/11/2005, at 7:59 AM, Christopher Allen wrote:

>> or it may be the ~ that isn't appropriate, in which case
>> it need to be the full path:
>> e.g.
>>  \graphicspath{{/Users/rossmoor/Pictures/}}
> \graphicspath{{Users/callen/Pictures/}} does something. It really  
> doesn't like the \ before Users,

It is a forward-slash  /   not  backslash  \ .

This works perfectly for me.
Using ~ does not work at all -- presumably since the shell
that runs LaTeX doesn't expand the ~ when looking for files.

I'm using TeXshop  with:
    This is pdfeTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.11b-2.1 (Web2C 7.5.2)

Morten, what are you using, that does (?) give expansion of ~ ?

> which makes sense. Like with \string added before the ~ from above,  
> I get a blank page if I include the bb= part of \includegraphics.  
> If I leave it out, just using the viewport= part, I get
> LaTeX Warning: File `face1.jpg' not found on input line 5.
> Ugh. I'm confused and I feel like I'm wasting a lot of people's time.

Not too many, yet.  :-)

Morten's suggestion of:


requires an appropriate expansion for \detokenize .
That's rather technical to write, if you don't have it already.

Here's a way to trivially emulate ~ expansion:


{%     restrict the re-definition of  ~
}%     returns ~ to normal, retaining  \myPictures


\includegraphics*[bb=0 0 67 75]{face1.jpg}
\includegraphics*[viewport=0 0 67 75,clip]{face1.jpg}

Adapt the user-name for yourself, of course.

> Thanks,
> Chris

Hope this helps,


Ross Moore                                         ross at maths.mq.edu.au
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