# Resizing graphic to show relative size

I have divided my frame in two columns. Both columns have titles,picture,itemized text as in how to add title to column with graphics the only difference is that I am adding graphics in my frame as opposed to drawing cycles in the above mentioned question. I want to resize one of the pictures without changing the location of title and text. I tried doing this by \includegraphics[width=\linewidth,height=0.4\textheight]{my_pic} but the problem is that it changes the location of everything that is there in this column. How can I change the size of my picture without disturbing the position of other stuff in that column?

You could place the image in a \parbox and specify the height of that box. Say both your images originally had height=3cm. Add the \parbox with a height of 3cm, then you can reduce the size of the image inside, without the list below moving up.

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage{tikz}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\begin{columns}
\column{0.5\textwidth}\centering
First Column\\[.2cm]
\parbox[t][3cm][t]{\linewidth}{\centering\includegraphics[height=1.5cm]{example-image-16x10}}
\begin{itemize}
\item 1
\item 2
\end{itemize}
\column{0.5\textwidth}\centering
Second Column\\[.2cm]
\includegraphics[height=3cm]{example-image-16x10}
\begin{itemize}
\item 1
\item 2
\end{itemize}
\end{columns}
\end{frame}
\end{document}

• is it possible to distribute the white space(below smaller figure) in first column such that figure appears in middle rather than being at top. – NAASI Jun 21 '15 at 22:13
• @NAASI Change the second [t] for the \parbox to [c], i.e. \parbox[t][3cm][c]{.... That optional argument specifies the vertical alignment of the content within the box. – Torbjørn T. Jun 21 '15 at 22:21