Chapter 05 – Including Images

Here are the Code examples of of this chapter. You can compile them online right on this web page by pressing the Typeset / Compile button. You can also edit them for testing, and compile again.

For a better view with the online compiler, I sometimes use \documentclass[border=10pt]{standalone} instead of \documentclass{article}. Instead of having a big letter/A4 page, the standalone class crops the paper to see just the visible text without an empty rest of a page.

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Including an image

\documentclass[a5paper]{article}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\pagestyle{empty}
\begin{document}
\section{Including a picture}
\blindtext
\begin{figure}
  \centering
  \includegraphics[width=4cm]{example-image}
  \caption{Test figure}
\end{figure}
\blindtext
\end{document}

figure

Figure 5.1



Managing floating of images

\documentclass[a5paper]{article}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\pagestyle{empty}
\begin{document}
\section{Including a picture}
\blindtext
\begin{figure}[ht]
  \centering
  \includegraphics[width=4cm]{example-image}
  \caption{Test figure}
\end{figure}
\blindtext
\end{document}

figure

Figure 5.2



An image at the page bottom

\documentclass[a5paper]{article}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\pagestyle{empty}
\begin{document}
\section{Including a picture}
\blindtext
\begin{figure}[!b]
  \centering
  \includegraphics[width=4cm]{example-image}
  \caption{Test figure}
\end{figure}
\blindtext
\end{document}

figure

Figure 5.3



Letting text flow around images

\documentclass[a5paper]{article}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{wrapfig}
\pagestyle{empty}
\begin{document}
\section*{Text flowing around an image}
\blindtext
\begin{wrapfigure}{l}{4cm}
  \includegraphics[width=4cm]{ example-image}
  \caption{Test figure}
\end{wrapfigure}
\blindtext
\end{document}

figure

Figure 5.4



This code is available on Github. It is licensed under the MIT License, a short and simple permissive license with conditions only requiring preservation of copyright and license notices.

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