Is there an option to align the center of an image with the centre of a page?

Background: essentially I have got an image that has got some white stuff left and right, while top and bottom is fine as it is. I don't want to crop it, so I thought I could just overscale it slight so that the white stuff falls beyond the margin of the page. But when using \centering or \begin{center} ... \end{center} I could not achieve the required result since the figure looks like it is bounded by the left margin. Maybe I put the commands in the wrong place though (e.g. should I put it around the figure or around the \includegraphics)

Any help appreciated!

  • Did you try using \scalebox[1]{horizontal factor}{\includegraphics{…}}?
    – Bernard
    Commented May 2, 2016 at 15:16
  • @Bernard that doesnt even compile for me, but Ulrike's answer works perfectly. Thanks anyway! Commented May 2, 2016 at 15:31

1 Answer 1


You can use a \makebox if you want the graphics to stick out on both sides:



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  • awesome, works exactly as I wanted, thanks! +1 Commented May 2, 2016 at 15:32

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