I have a folder for my images that I include in my LaTeX documents called “img”. My graphics package is set by (it used to be slightly different — see bug report below):
Pro-tip: If you turn an image 90 degrees, it’s height and width are defined by how it started. So, if you have a plot that you want to be the same width as your text:
Pro-tip 2: I did not include an ending on figure12 — the graphicx package is smart enough to find the .eps, convert it, name the converted file figure12-eps-converted-to.pdf and then include it into your document. It leaves your original .eps there, and future compilations of the document just uses the pdf version, no need to reconvert.
I discovered some weird behavior (probably a bug) by the LaTeX package graphicx.
I was including the graphics package and setting the graphics directory by including the following in the preamble:
Meaning that the folder with all my images was up a directory and down in a folder called “img”. What’s weird is that it was not automatically converting the figures that were encapsulated postscript (*.eps) files into .pdfs that could be included. I tried all manner of changing the path (./../img/), not including the path and specifying it from the \includegraphics command… nothing worked until I moved the img folder into the same directory as the tex source.
My guess: graphicx does not handle the “..” in the path name correctly.