# Differences between tabular and tabularx

What is the difference between the tabular and the tabularx environements? Which one should I use for placing a row of pictures?

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tabularx would give you nothing for images. What it does is try setting the text of each column to different widths so the line breaking changes to make the columns suitable width so that the table as a whole has a specified target width.
@AbhimanyuArora In other words, you could say that a tabular (or tabularx, tabu etc.) is to a table what \includegraphics is to a figure: the former provides the content whereas the latter serves as a container for proper alignment (cf. also the Wikibook). –  dgs Jun 8 '12 at 15:03