# Inserting a picture in a title page

I am trying to insert a picture in the first page of my report but it is becoming on a separate page or else it comes above the title. I want it to be between author and date:

\begin{document}

\title{bb}
\author{bb}
\date {bb}

\begin{figure}[]
\centering
\includegraphics[width=3in]{figure1}
\end{figure}
\maketitle
\end{document}


I tried doing as shown below but I got an error with \titlehead:

\titlehead{\centering\includegraphics[width=3in]{figure1}}

• Use \author{bb\\[5mm] \includegraphics[width=3in]{figure1}} – user11232 Nov 27 '14 at 10:09
• thanks so much! Can you use that for other figures in the document then and do \caption to give them a caption please? – user3599420 Nov 27 '14 at 10:11
• Can you tell us which document class you are using? A better and more robust solution might be out there. – Johannes_B Nov 27 '14 at 13:26

There is no requirement that \includegraphics is in a figure environment, which is for including floating objects (including pictures) with their caption.

For your problem, use the titling package that allows customizing the \maketitle command adding items where needed.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{titling}

% set up \maketitle to accept a new item
\predate{\begin{center}\placetitlepicture\large}
\postdate{\par\end{center}}

% commands for including the picture
\newcommand{\titlepicture}[2][]{%
\renewcommand\placetitlepicture{%
\includegraphics[#1]{#2}\par\medskip
}%
}
\newcommand{\placetitlepicture}{} % initialization

\begin{document}

\title{A very important paper}
\author{A. Uthor}
\date{38 July 2014}
\titlepicture[width=3in]{example-image}

\maketitle

\end{document}


So long as you have \titlepicture before \maketitle you'll get the picture where you want it. Not specifying \titlepicture will do nothing different from the usual \maketitle.

It's most easy with the titling package and its maketitlehookxcommands that allow for inserting supplementary material for the \maketitle command. Here is an example:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,twoside]{report}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[osf]{garamondx}
\usepackage[showframe, nomarginpar]{geometry}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\pagestyle{plain}

\usepackage{titling}
\author{The author}

\setlength\droptitle {-38.5mm}
\pretitle{\begin{center}\Huge\itshape\bfseries}
\posttitle{\end{center}\vskip2cm}
\preauthor{\begin{center}\LARGE}
\postauthor{\end{center}\vfill}
\renewcommand{\maketitlehooka}{%
\noindent\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{Piero_di_Cosimo_1}\par\vskip 3cm}%

\begin{document}

\maketitle

\end{document}


!

You can add it directly to the \author:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}

\begin{document}

\title{A very important paper}
\author{A. Uthor\\[2ex]
\includegraphics[width=3in]{example-image}\\[1ex]
\small This is my title picture
}
\date{38 July 2014}

\maketitle

\end{document}


• @karlkoeller See ya Karl. Bye :) – user11232 Nov 27 '14 at 13:54