By default these org lines:

my image:

are exported into these ones in latex:


How can I change the default value of width \width=.9\linewidth?

I know that it is possible to change locally just before each picture, but it is possible to set another default value?

#+ATTR_LATEX: :width 0.98\linewidth

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You can customize this via the variable org-latex-image-default-width.

To set just for the current file, you could put the following at the top of the file:

#+BIND: org-latex-image-default-width "0.98\\linewidth"
  • Good answer, just note that org-export-allow-bind-keywords needs to be non-nil for this to work. I also found that quotes and escaping the backslash was necessary.
    – user2699
    Aug 11, 2019 at 15:21

To put in .emacs (emacs config file) :

(setq org-export-allow-bind-keywords t)

To put in org file header :

#+BIND: org-latex-image-default-width ".98\\linewidth"

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