LaTeX Error: Cannot determine size of graphic in (no BoundingBox). Why do I Whereas a PDF includes DPI and size, a JPEG has only a size in terms of pixels. (I know To include png and jpg, you need to specify the Bounding Box explicitly. . Please check that there is no inclusion of epsfig, it is deprecated. LaTeX Error: Cannot determine size of graphic in../../results2/html/ (no BoundingBox). The true size of the image is x in pixels. LaTeX-Compiler can’t determine the graphic-size, because there is no like: “ Cannot determine size of graphic (no BoundingBox)”.

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Also remember that a dpi printer can only print latsx the equivalent of dpi when printing colour. It seems to depend on the subject matter.

Your previewer is broken. Verify that the bounding box really is “0 0 “. Dvips I think can’t, but even if it could I doubt it would improve picture quality. If you use gifconv instead, you will get a small file with still perfect quality.

NKN 5 You got what looked to you like a similar pixelated image due to some problem with your ghostview.

Cannot determine size of graphic in figure. Incidentally, you can change this in TexShop from the “Typeset” menu. This approach is independant of paper size and therefore more handy.

So, you only need to open the file in Inkscape and then SaveAs and select eps format. If bytecount is wrong “eps2eps” Ghostscript bat file will solve the problem. In case you have a peculiar eps file which contains a BoundingBox comment but, for some reason, graphicx cannot read it, you can try searching your file.


In case you cannot find a bounding box and your eps file is still usable, of course, which may not be the caseI’d suggest that you try guessing it. It will do screen captures, and other picture operations, in a manner similar to ‘xv’.

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Do this either by opening the file in a text editor or by using something like the grep command: I’ve had the same problems including jpegs in LaTeX. Who is online Users browsing this forum: To do the conversion just enter this into your console: I’d add using command-line convert tiger.

Below is a sample LaTeX file. It is quite easy to fix this problem. Boinding you post a minimal latex file to reproduce the error? My graphic is exported from PowerPoint, so I have tried both.

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By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. By the way, when taking your printers resolution into consideration, remeber that most low-cost printer, even though tey have a nominal resolution of more than DPI, will rarely give you more than DPI in real life….


A lot of the ACM journals and conferences actually take word files, which is lwtex worse. For dvipdfm xone should use dvipdfm or dvipdfmx option of graphicx pacakge, and use extractbb ebbxbb program to produce.

There should be a buch of other options as well; for example ‘import’ dize ImageMagick suite will do a fine job and can be used in scripts. In my case it turned out that I had a file named figure. This is the horizontal distance between your left and right margins.

[Howto] resolve LaTeX error message “Cannot determine size of graphic xxx (no BoundingBox)”

Cannot determine size of graphic in test2. I know scaling those “1-pixel wide features” would be worse, so I have to choose very tiny fonts and thus the output looks wize coarse. Search for regular pdflatex in your editor and its buttons. Instead, use gs directly, or even better, use gv.

So, I’d like to know you opinion on: Back sizf what I should do… It is fairly safe to assume current printer will have at least dpi, and let’s make it simple that the printing area is just 5″.

They are, in turn: The save to PS-dialog offers you the possibility to set the resolution.