# Vertical alignment of text and figures in a table

I am trying to put together a table with both images and text, but I keep having problems to get the vertical alignment right. Ideally I would like to have both the text and images in the centre of the cells.

My original code is:

\begin{table}[t]
\begin{center}
\begin{tabular}{| c | c | c | c | c |}
\hline
\textbf{Approach} & \textbf{Pure translation} & \textbf{120\degree bend} & \textbf{135\degree twist} & \textbf{70\degree bend} \\
\hline
Original & \includegraphics[scale=0.1] {figure1.jpg} & \includegraphics[scale=0.1] {figure1.jpg} & & \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{center}
\caption{Hello}
\end{table}


Which gives me this result:

I have tried using \raisebox like this:

\begin{table}[t]
\begin{center}
\begin{tabular}{| c | c | c | c | c |}
\hline
\textbf{Approach} & \textbf{Pure translation} & \textbf{120\degree bend} & \textbf{135\degree twist} & \textbf{70\degree bend} \\
\hline
Original & \raisebox{-\totalheight}{\includegraphics[scale=0.1] {figure1.jpg}} & \raisebox{-\totalheight}{\includegraphics[scale=0.1] {figure2.jpg}} & & \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{center}
\caption{Hello}
\end{table}


But the result is still not satisfactory:

Using a \parbox for the text column doesn't do the trick either...

You raised by \totalheight but you want center so use .5\totalheight actually you may want a bit less as that puts the baseline in the centre and then the text will sit on that baseline so might nook a bit high, but you can lower the text with \raisebox around Original with a value around 0.5\baselineskip or whatever looks right, fine tuning requires visual perception of the shape of the image and of the letters...

One solution

\documentclass[]{article}%
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{array,booktabs,calc}
\begin{document}

\begin{center}
\begin{tabular}{| m{.3\textwidth} | m{.3\textwidth} | m{.3\textwidth} |}
\hline
\textbf{Approach} & \textbf{Pure translation} & \textbf{120 bend} \\
\hline
Original & \includegraphics[scale=1] {figure1.jpg} & \includegraphics[scale=1] {figure1.jpg}\\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{center}
\end{document}


and another is to use the \raisebox see How to vertically center text with an image in the same row of a table