# Page break between images of a figure

I have several images in a figure which can not come on a single page. The images near the bottom are trying to insert inside the bottom instead of going to the new page. I am using a package \raggedbottom because earlier I was facing the problem of unusual space between equation.

Please suggest me, how can I move the images to the next page which are near the bottom.

The black line above is the bottom of first page.

\begin{figure}[!ht]
\subfloat[Original image]{\includegraphics[width = 2in, height = 3cm, keepaspectratio]{bilder/concepts/assignPixels/img1/image1}}\\%%Org
\subfloat[Layer-1, Subgraph-1]{\includegraphics[width = 2in, height = 3cm, keepaspectratio]{bilder/concepts/GNGhierarchy/img1/L1_SG1}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width = 2in, height = 3cm, keepaspectratio]{bilder/concepts/GNGhierarchy/img1/L1_VI}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width = 2in, height = 3cm, keepaspectratio]{bilder/concepts/GNGhierarchy/img1/L1_Sal}}\\
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width = 2in, height = 3cm, keepaspectratio]{bilder/concepts/GNGhierarchy/img1/L2_SG1}}%%Layer-2
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width = 2in, height = 3cm, keepaspectratio]{bilder/concepts/GNGhierarchy/img1/L2_SG2}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width = 2in, height = 3cm, keepaspectratio]{bilder/concepts/GNGhierarchy/img1/L2_VI}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width = 2in, height = 3cm, keepaspectratio]{bilder/concepts/GNGhierarchy/img1/L2_Sal}}\\
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width = 2in, height = 3cm, keepaspectratio]{bilder/concepts/GNGhierarchy/img1/L3_SG1}}%%Layer-3
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width = 2in, height = 3cm, keepaspectratio]{bilder/concepts/GNGhierarchy/img1/L3_SG2}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width = 2in, height = 3cm, keepaspectratio]{bilder/concepts/GNGhierarchy/img1/L3_SG5}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width = 2in, height = 3cm, keepaspectratio]{bilder/concepts/GNGhierarchy/img1/L3_SG6}}\\
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width = 2in, height = 3cm, keepaspectratio]{bilder/concepts/GNGhierarchy/img1/L3_VI}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width = 2in, height = 3cm, keepaspectratio]{bilder/concepts/GNGhierarchy/img1/L3_Sal}}\\
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width = 2in, height = 3cm, keepaspectratio]{bilder/concepts/GNGhierarchy/img1/L4_SG1}}%%Layer-4
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width = 2in, height = 3cm, keepaspectratio]{bilder/concepts/GNGhierarchy/img1/L4_SG2}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width = 2in, height = 3cm, keepaspectratio]{bilder/concepts/GNGhierarchy/img1/L4_SG3}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width = 2in, height = 3cm, keepaspectratio]{bilder/concepts/GNGhierarchy/img1/L4_SG8}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width = 2in, height = 3cm, keepaspectratio]{bilder/concepts/GNGhierarchy/img1/L4_VI}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics[width = 2in, height = 3cm, keepaspectratio]{bilder/concepts/GNGhierarchy/img1/L4_Sal}}
\caption{images}
\label{image}
\end{figure}

• a figure is a box and never breaks, you need to split it up into smaller chunks – David Carlisle May 19 '15 at 10:20
• @DavidCarlisle: But then the numbering of figures will get disturbed. Is there any way that I can start the numbering in sequence with the previous image and then I will write a final description. – skm May 19 '15 at 10:24
• Not necessarily disturbed. You have shown no code (always a bad idea:-) so we don't know how you have done the sub-figure labels (a)--(t) but there are always ways of having a continuation figure that re-starts the sub captions so (say) (a)-(n) in the first and (o)-(t) in the second, but the details depend on what you have already. – David Carlisle May 19 '15 at 10:26
• @DavidCarlisle: Sorry, I will update the code in a minute – skm May 19 '15 at 10:32
• Package caption includes a \ContinuedFloat mechanism. – Johannes_B May 19 '15 at 10:40

Your issue with placement here seem to resolve when using the following:

1. Don't use a float. Instead, use the float package's [H] float specifier to set the float inside a minipage. This will give you preference over the (non-)float placement.

2. Break the float manually at the desired location.

3. Use \ContinuedFloat from the caption package to retain the existing \caption number.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{lipsum,graphicx,float}
\usepackage{subfig,caption}

\begin{document}

\lipsum[1-2]

\begin{figure}[H]
\centering
\setkeys{Gin}{width=2in,height=2cm,keepaspectratio}%
\subfloat[Original image]{\includegraphics{example-image}} \\
\subfloat[Layer-1]{\includegraphics{example-image-a}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics{example-image-b}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics{example-image-c}} \\
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics{example-image-a}}%%Layer-2
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics{example-image-b}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics{example-image-c}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics{example-image-a}}
\caption{images}
\end{figure}

\begin{figure}[H]
\ContinuedFloat\centering
\setkeys{Gin}{width=2in,height=2cm,keepaspectratio}%
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics{example-image-b}}%%Layer-3
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics{example-image-c}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics{example-image-a}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics{example-image-b}}\\
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics{example-image-c}}%%Layer-4
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics{example-image-a}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics{example-image-b}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics{example-image-c}}\\
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics{example-image-a}}%%Layer-5
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics{example-image-b}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics{example-image-c}}
\subfloat[]{\includegraphics{example-image-a}}
\caption{images}
\end{figure}

\end{document}


Placing the images using [H] removes the issue of the last page float being set vertically centred, since the float is set like regular text, which will end up at the top of the page.