## Tuesday, July 3, 2012

### PdfLatex wont render images in the pdf output

If you are writing a conference paper and using latex to create your paper, then this post might be useful to you.

Typically each document has a header of the following sort.
\documentclass[10pt,a4paper,draft]{article}
If you have chosen the "draft" option as in "\documentclass[10pt,a4paper,draft]{article}", then a simple code as given below, will not work.

\begin{figure}[!t]
\centering
\includegraphics[width=3in]{fetch}
\caption{Pipeline: Fetch Instruction}
\label{fig:fetch}
\end{figure}

The figure wont render in the output pdf if the "draft" option is selected in the \document command.

Make sure you say its final, or just leave that option alone, like this:  \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article}.