How can I change the size of text for figure captions?

Currently my code looks like,


This makes the Caption in the same size and font as the bulk text of my document. Ideally I would like it to be smaller.

  • Have a look at the caption package.
    – Pier Paolo
    Commented Mar 24, 2015 at 10:39

1 Answer 1


Use the caption package and declare:


to have your figure captions with \Large font, for example.

Available values are scriptsize, footnotesize, small, normalsize, large, and Large.



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labelfont is only really needed if you want different formatting for the caption label and the caption itself.

  • Is there any way to set the font size to a specific one apart from the predefined fontsizes? Something like \captionsetup[figure]{font=25}
    – PascalS
    Commented Mar 5 at 13:05

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