# Image in table covers horizontal line above it

I have a table with images in one of the columns. My problem is that the image overlaps the horizontal line above it, making it look bad. I first tried putting a \\ after each \hline, but this causes gaps in the right most vertical line. I then tried inserting \newline in each cell containing an image, but I get an error that there is no line to end. Does anyone know how I might be able to fix this?

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You could try using the optional argument after the \\  to specify the spacing: \\[0.1cm] or an extra \\  after the \hline. – Peter Grill Jan 21 '12 at 1:26

You could add a trim option when including your image. Have a look at this example. The first row contains images without options, touching the lines above and below. The next row contains a correction by adding the trim option, using negative space of -5bp.

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\begin{document}
\begin{tabular}{ccc}
\hline
Original: & \includegraphics{tex} &
\raisebox{-\height}{\includegraphics{tex}}\\
\hline
Corrected: & \includegraphics[trim=0 0 0 -5]{tex} &
\raisebox{-\height}{\includegraphics[trim=0 -5 0 0]{tex}}\\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{document}


The trim option takes four lengths as argument, specifying the amount to remove or add to each side. trim= 1 2 3 4 would "crop" the picture by 1bp at the left, 2bp at the bottom, 3bp on the right and 4bp at the top. Here we used negative value to add some space.

The graphicx package provides further options for \includegraphicx, described in the manual.

For more complex adjustments, you could use the adjustbox package, which provides flexible alternatives and is also well documented.

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Awesome, trim was just what i was looking for. Thanks! – Peter Russo Jan 21 '12 at 18:46