# How to start List of Figures numbering from 1 when the first figure is excluded

I am writing my thesis and I have included a figure in the title page which i don't want to show up in the List of Figures. This is easily done but then the first figure in the main document is number 2 in the LoF like shown below:

Is there a fix for this? I tried to look for a command that would reset/manipulate the Figure numbering but I didn't find one. I use \listoffigures to create the LoF and I print it after the input of the title page like this:

\begin{document}

\input{temp_titlepage.tex}

\pagenumbering{roman}
\input{acknowledgments.tex}
\clearpage

% print table of contents (ToC)
\tableofcontents
\clearpage

% list of figures
\listoffigures


I am sorry I don't include more code but it is very long and I don't think it will make a difference. Thank you in advance for the help.

• Simple solution: Do not use a caption if you don't need it. Just put the text Figure: Title below/above your figure. – TeXnician Jun 10 '17 at 10:44
• @ TeXnician, the figure in the title page has no caption nor label – nico Jun 10 '17 at 10:52
• What for do you need a figure environment on a titlepage? Just use \includegraphics on its own. – TeXnician Jun 10 '17 at 10:53
• Excuse my ignorance I didn't know I could have an image outside a figure environment. You can just post that as an answer since it worked, or erase the question. – nico Jun 10 '17 at 11:14

## 2 Answers

In LaTeX you include graphics using \includegraphics. If you need caption and label you either use \captionof or a figure environment (latter floats and therefore is better for automatic positioning).

However, for a picture on a titlepage it's mostly unnecessary to have a caption as you probably won't write a caption under your institution's logo, f.i. Hence you can just use \includegraphics without figure and you're done.

If there is a need of a figure environment, use the caption package and its \caption* macro in order to generate the caption but prevent addition of entries to the List of Figures.

\documentclass[titlepage]{book}

\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{caption}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\begin{document}

\begin{titlepage}
\begin{figure}
\centering
\includegraphics[scale=0.5]{ente}
\caption*{The Duck}
\end{figure}
\end{titlepage}

\listoffigures

\begin{figure}
\includegraphics[scale=0.5]{ente}
\caption{Another duck}
\end{figure}
\end{document}