# Add both a vertical side caption and a normal caption to a picture

Is it possible to add a caption to the side of the picture, written vertically in small size (for the credits), while below the picture is the normal caption?

[EDIT]
Minor issue: why is it that if I write

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{caption}

\begin{document}
\begin{figure}
{\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{pic}}
{(c) Someone}
\caption{Blah}
\end{figure}
\end{document}


the caption goes further away from the picture, while if I just replace [width=\textwidth]{pic} with [width=.9\textwidth]{pic} it comes out at the usual distance?

• Is the "side caption" actually note with information of image source? And caption is not numbered? – Zarko Nov 9 '15 at 10:13
• Nope, it's not numbered. I made the picture above with Pinta but in the actual document I use the package caption and the command \caption*{}. – Arch Stanton Nov 9 '15 at 10:43

The copyrightbox package is done precisely for that:

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{ebgaramond}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage[x11names]{xcolor}
\captionsetup{justification = centering}

\begin{document}

\begin{figure*}[!h]
\centering
\caption{La Vierge corrigeant l’enfant Jésus devant trois témoins\,\\\textit{Max Ernst} (1891--1976)}
\end{figure*}

\end{document}


• Thanks! It does the job but it adds some space between the picture and the \caption, is there a way to avoid that? – Arch Stanton Nov 9 '15 at 12:34
• It is LaTeX that adds some vertical skip (10pt by default, if I remember well). You can change that easily with the caption package: just write in your preamble \captionsetup{skip=4pt}, say, if you want to reduce it to 4pt. – Bernard Nov 9 '15 at 18:17
• I already use skip=2pt, I wanted to know if I can have all the captions at the same distance from the picture without having to add a \copyrightbox everywhere. – Arch Stanton Nov 10 '15 at 8:05
• @Arch Stanton: well, yes of course. The \copyrightbox is there only for the ‘copyright’. But maybe you mean all your fidures will have a caption and a copyright text? – Bernard Nov 12 '15 at 0:51
• No, not all of my figures have a \copyrightbox so now those which have one are further away from the figure, unless I reduce the skip and put a \copyrightbox (empty if not needed) everywhere. – Arch Stanton Nov 12 '15 at 11:05

One way would be to use a rotatebox inside a figure environment like this:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\begin{document}
\begin{figure}
\centering
\rotatebox{90}{\tiny Hans Hillewaert (WIKIPEDIA)}
\includegraphics[width=0.5\textwidth]{squid.jpg}
\caption{A Nice Squid}
\end{figure}
\end{document}


this will give something like this :