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I mess up with things when I try to use the figure-thing: the picture is not appearing with the correct alignment (apparently because I forget the float package). Now I want to use only the graphicx package with \includegraphics. How can I center the \includegraphics without figure?

Not working or doing centering to the document afterwards.

\includegraphics[width=0.5 \textwidth]{./Pictures/r.png}{\centering}
\includegraphics[width=0.5 \textwidth]{./Pictures/r.png}\centering
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up vote 35 down vote accepted

Put \includegraphics into a center environment -- this also adds some space before and after your picture.


\usepackage[demo]{graphicx}% "demo" to make example compilable without .png-file






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The environment center puts some extra vertical space around its contents, which is frowned upon, at least for me. Therefore I prefer the command \centering, i.e. {\centering\includegraphics[width=0.5\textwidth]{mypicture.png}}, the outer pair of braces is to make the effect of \centering be local. – yo' Mar 5 '12 at 21:51
@tohecz I'd say center should be frowned upon inside floats (which add own space before/after them), but is perfectly fine for pictures inserted directly in the text. – lockstep Mar 5 '12 at 21:57
@tohecz Your command misses a \par before the end of outer bracket. Without \par it won't work. – JI Xiang Nov 14 '14 at 8:04
Neither the center environment nor centering appears to work for beamerposter. =/ – Dr. Johnny Mohawk Mar 31 '15 at 20:36

\includegraphics{..} looks to TeX like a big letter, center it the same way


or use \centering if you prefer.

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