## LaTeX forum ⇒ General ⇒ write text into a graphic

LaTeX specific issues not fitting into one of the other forums of this category.
0.8.15
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### write text into a graphic

how can i write text into a graphic. i tryed it like:

begin{figure}[h!]
\centering
\put(10,50){$F_N$}
\includegraphics[width=1.00\textwidth]{images/RubbingTIP.jpg}
\caption{Dynamic Forces which are involved while Crocking}
\label{fig:Dynamic Forces which are involved while Crocking}

...how can i add words into this graphic to explain it a bit???

spiegboy
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just edit the picture with photoshop, imagj, acdsee, anysoftware you are familiar with, coz all of them have the basic function to add text into the pictures.

Juanjo
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This example may give you some ideas:
\documentclass[a4paper]{article}\usepackage{graphicx}\usepackage{pict2e}\begin{document} \begin{figure}[!h]   \centering   \setlength{\unitlength}{0.1\textwidth}   \begin{picture}(10,9)     \put(0,0){\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{lion_orig.png}}     \put(0.5,8.5){books}     \put(0.8,8.45){\vector(1,-1){1.3}}     \put(0.1,0.1){\framebox(2,1){The \TeX book}}     \put(7.5,8){\dashbox{0.2}(2.5,1){The CTAN lion}}   \end{picture}   \caption{The CTAN lion is an artwork by Duane Bibby.}   \label{fig:lion}\end{figure} \end{document}

You can get lion_orig.png from the first link in my signature. The pict2e package enhances the default LaTeX picture environment (removes some limitations in the slopes of lines and vectors). The picture environment is described in "A (Not So) Short Introduction to LaTeX2e". See this post for links to this and other introductory LaTeX tutorials.

By the way, in the optional argument of figure, put ! before h, not after. Likewise, the argument of \label should be a short text. It is just a "label" to identify the figure, so you can cite it using \ref. Don't repeat the caption!
The CTAN lion is an artwork by Duane Bibby. Courtesy of www.ctan.org.

T3.
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spiegboy wrote:just edit the picture with photoshop, imagj, acdsee, anysoftware you are familiar with, coz all of them have the basic function to add text into the pictures.

That's probably the easiest way to do it but the downside is that in-text font will ususally not match that on the graphic and that image editing software rarely (never?) has support for math.

0.8.15 wrote:begin{figure}[h!]
\centering
\put(10,50){$F_N$}
\includegraphics[width=1.00\textwidth]{images/RubbingTIP.jpg}
\caption{Dynamic Forces which are involved while Crocking}
\label{fig:Dynamic Forces which are involved while Crocking}
[...]
\put command should be used inside of the picture environment:
\begin{figure}[h!]\centering\begin{picture}(100,60)% width and height of the picture\put(0,0){\includegraphics[width=1.00\textwidth]{images/RubbingTIP.jpg}}\put(10,50){$F_N$}\end{picture}	\caption{Dynamic Forces which are involved while Crocking}	\label{fig:RubbingTIP}\end{figure}

The disadvantage of the picture environment is that you have to specify the width and height of the picture explicitly, but there is overpic package that automates this.

Another solution is to use TikZ and put your graphic into a node:
\documentclass[a4paper]{article}\usepackage{graphicx}\usepackage{tikz}\begin{document}\begin{figure}[h!]\centering\begin{tikzpicture}\node[above right] (img) at (0,0) {\includegraphics[width=1.00\textwidth]{images/RubbingTIP.jpg}};\node at (10pt,50pt) {$F_N$};\end{tikzpicture}	\caption{Dynamic Forces which are involved while Crocking}	\label{fig:RubbingTIP}\end{figure}\end{document}
TikZ will keep track of your picture size automatically.

Cheers,

Tomek

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0.8.15 wrote:how can i write text into a graphic. i tryed it like [...] how can i add words into this graphic to explain it a bit???

The overpic package offers a solution for overlaying a picture with text or other LaTeX structures. In principal this is a similar approach as the suggestions from Juanjo and T3. working also with the picture environment and the graphicx package. Take a look at the documentation to learn more.

Best regards and welcome to the board
Thorsten¹
LaTeX Community Moderator

¹ System: openSUSE 42.2 (Linux 4.4.52), TeX Live 2016 (vanilla), TeXworks 0.6.1

0.8.15
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Location: basel
hey thanks for ya contributions. i also found the "overpic" command. it is quite easy to handle!!!
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\usepackage[percent]{overpic}

...
\begin{overpic}%[width=10cm,grid,tics=10]
{Bild}
\put(20,30){Text}
\end{overpic}