Imagine having a beautiful picture, but the subject is very small or not centered. What if you want to place several graphs side-by-side with subfig , but all or some of the graphs have a white border taking up a lot of space. The graphics bundle provides a way to crop an image using the trim, clip options of the includegraphics command. Unless you know exactly how much to crop, you will probably have to try a few times, until you get the numbers right. The default units are big points bp.
Positioning of Figures
\includegraphics (LaTeX2e unofficial reference manual (July ))
The minipage is often used to put things next to each other, which can otherwise be hard put together. For example, two pictures side by side, two tables next to a text or a picture or vice versa. The idea behind the minipage command is that within an existing page "built in" an additional page. By this one has the opportunity to use this new page, for example, set two pictures side by side, then just set two minipages side by side. Here than in Figure 1 is set in the first and Figure 2 in the second minipage. The width can be set as absolute or as relative value. Whereby one must note here that the widths of several minipages those do not lay next to each other than the width of the text are larger, since otherwise everything cannot be indicated.
Using Figures Within Tables in LaTeX
Include a graphics file. If your filename includes spaces then put it in double quotes. Or, if you use the graphicx package then you can use the options type and ext ; see below. This and other filename issues are also handled with the package grffile.