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

Currently my code looks like,

\begin{figure}[H]
\centering
\includegraphics[scale=1]{Image.png}
\caption{Caption}
\end{figure}

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.

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

1 Answer 1

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Use the caption package and declare:

\captionsetup[figure]{font=Large,labelfont=Large}

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

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

MWE

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{caption}
\captionsetup[figure]{font=Large,labelfont=Large}
\begin{document}
\begin{figure}
\centering
\includegraphics[scale=.3]{example-image}
\caption{Caption}
\end{figure}
\end{document} 

enter image description here

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

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  • 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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