[OS X TeX] graphics in beamer

Michael Sharpe msharpe at ucsd.edu
Tue Sep 23 17:11:41 EDT 2014

On Sep 23, 2014, at 1:25 PM, Nitecki, Zbigniew H. <Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu> wrote:

> I need some very elementary advice on including a jpg file in a beamer document.
> I am preparing a set of slides using beamer for a talk next week.  My initial version was compiled (via the standard stuff in TeXShop) in pdflatex (I think--whatever is the default engine) but then the pstricks figures all crashed the program.  So I did what I had forgotten to do, when I am creating a paper to print, say via document style article, namely use the "program" macro to insert the line 
>> % !TEX TS-program = latex
> which takes care of my pstricks problem.  But now I have trouble with an early command
>> \begin{figure}
>> \includegraphics[height=3cm]{alseda1.JPG}
>> \includegraphics[height=3cm]{Nitecki_Groisman2Montserrat-18.jpg}
>> \end{figure}
> which gave me no trouble in pdflatex.  I realize that the problem is not specifying bounding boxes--whatever that means--but am fairly ignorant about graphicx, so am not sure how to put in a specification.  Can anyone give me some quick-and-dirty advice on how to do this with minimal pain?

With latex+dvips mode, graphics must be eps. One solution is to wrap your jpg files as eps. I find the most efficient way to do this is sam2p---Google it, though you need to compile it with gcc, or I can post a zipped compiled version. 

With pdflatex mode, you can't use pstricks directly, and after loading beamer, you should insert in your preamble


in order to process the pstricks pictures. This does not always work as expected, and if you have only a few pstricks illustrations, process each pstricks picture separately as a pdf, crop it with pdfcrop and use \includegraphics.


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