[Tex/LaTex] How to use \includegraphics


I am sorry if my question is too silly, I am totally new to LaTeX.

I have just downloaded TeXstudio 2 days ago and am trying to include some figures/images in the document. I found out about the \includegraphics command but cannot understand how it works at all. Every guide I have found jump to something like


and I don't have a clue how I am supposed to use the command except that I need to use the package graphicx.

Where do I have to put my images so that TeXstudio can find it? Let's say I have an image called cat.png located at C:\Users\ASUS\Desktop\PICS, do I just type \includegraphics{cat} and TeXstudio is going to magically find it?

Best Answer

The easiest way is to put the pictures in the same directory as your (main) LaTeX document. Then


is working fine. If you put it in some subfolder (relative to the main document) you say, e.g.


Or you can define where LaTeX should look for pictures using the \graphicspath command in the preamble, e.g. when you sort your pictures to corresponding folders


and LaTeX will search the folders in the given order using the first found picture matching the name given to \includegraphics.