Can I render a figure inside another figure. For example, I want to have a big figure and showing a small one (like for zooming in) instead of the legend.

Can I do that using latex?


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    I would do it "outside" with graphic tools and simple put in one figure, that will save you a lot of trouble Jun 5, 2013 at 12:34
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    Is this what you have in mind: Magnifying part of a picture?
    – Alexander
    Jun 5, 2013 at 12:52
  • yes you can, but don't wrap them in separate figure environments. think of this more as "including two graphic objects in the same float environment". Jun 5, 2013 at 12:53
  • Related: Using Overpic and TikZ packages by JLDiaz Jun 5, 2013 at 19:52
  • @Alexander, no, I want two different figures, the zooming was just for example. But that's nice, thanks.
    – Assimiz
    Jun 30, 2013 at 20:24

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I \llap the embedded image after setting the large image. The 2.5in is the vertical rise and the 0.2in is the leftward offset of the embedded image.


Here is some text.

\caption{This is my embedded figure}

And text continues\ldots


enter image description here

  • Of course, my stackengine package can do this function directly with the \stackinset macro. Apr 10, 2018 at 13:11

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