Converting images for use in LaTeX

LaTeX is a powerful typesetting program that can be of great value in a number of contexts. Since it is free software, it has a distinct appeal to those who have a strict budget or who simply do not want to spend large amounts of money for the ability to prepare professional-looking documents. Also, LaTeX is widely used for technical scientific or mathematical works. Nevertheless, despite its usefulness and popularity, LaTeX is more difficult to use than standard word processing or desktop publishing packages, partly due to its lack of a “what you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) user interface.

Regardless of the particular subject matter, it is often helpful to convert images into a format that LaTeX can easily handle. Certain formats that may be easily incorporated into other word processor or typesetter documents may not be easily incorporated into LaTeX. The Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) format, however, is amenable to use in LaTeX documents, and converting photos or other graphics into EPS format can make adding these graphics a simpler task.

Image Converter Plus offers a fast, convenient way to convert photos and graphics files of virtually any format into EPS format for easy incorporation into LaTeX documents. Also, the user-friendly profile creation feature included in the software package allows for an even faster, more consistent way to process multiple graphics files. Ready-made profiles are available for free download from the Internet, thus making the process of image conversion even simpler. Image Converter Plus is thus a handy companion to LaTeX, thanks to its ability to quickly and easily convert images of virtually any format to the LaTeX-friendly EPS format.

Author: Jeffrey Clark