Yet I can not find a way in Adobe Illustrator to convert an image to any format in TikZ and PGF.

TikZ is build on top of PGF and allows you to create sophisticated graphics in a rather intuitive and easy manner. It can produce portable graphics in both PDF and PostScript formats using either plain (pdf)TEX, (pdf)Latex or ConTEXt. Furthermore TikZ is to drawing in LaTeX as LaTeX is to digital typesetting.

There are two questions:

  1. with Inkscape this conversion is possible; with Adobe Illustrator how should I proceed?
  2. Is there an online tool that allows you to convert images of any format or in .pdf format into a .tex (LaTeX) file?
  • perhaps you'd have better luck asking this at TeX - LaTeX – Luciano Apr 30 '18 at 14:17
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    I'm a moderate LaTeX user: you can see my reputation on the site you brought back to me. I write you what I know. I would be curious if by concatenating several tools online with Adobe Illustrator it is possible to realize what I have asked. Thank you for +1. – Sebastiano Apr 30 '18 at 21:14

You can export to SVG from Illustrator. SVGs are also the native format of Inkscape, which in turn can export to TikZ in several ways (as you already noted and elaborated here.

Sure, this is somewhat tedious, but you can likely automate large parts of the process (I didn’t test it).

  • I have used Inkscape to generate directly code in TikZ, but it takes a lot of time. I've never done the test of the content because my laptop has a graphics card with a very low ram and I can not install two vector graphics programs. Here is the reason for requesting online tools. Thank you for your answer that I vote positively but I thought that with the new version of AI 2018 could achieve what I wanted. I always positively vote any answer because the user dedicates precious time to me. I already had a positive vote. My greetings. – Sebastiano Apr 30 '18 at 21:31

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