# Image and text position issue in LaTex Beamer

I am making a presentation in Latex Beamer. I have made many slides but i could not able to fix images and text side by side at the proper location. However which I have made, it is attached below, i just trying to move both image and text in left site. Because there is lots of space in left side which i can't use.

Please anybody share your experience how to take it in left side. So whole space in one slide i can use properly. I have attached my slide and code which i am working.

One more trouble I am facing, When I insert an image into the slide, how to keep the images as my desirable place e.g. bottom of the page, top of the page.

\section{Drought}
\begin{frame}{Drought--Standarized Precipitation Index}
\begin{tabular}{cl}
\begin{tabular}{l}
\includegraphics[height=6cm, width=5.1cm]{SPI}
\end{tabular}
& \begin{tabular}{6}
\parbox{0.5\linewidth}{%  change the parbox width as appropiate
\begin{itemize}
\item{SPI :  The Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) is used index to characterize meteorological drought.
}
\item{On short timescales, the SPI is closely related to soil moisture}
\item{Uses precipitation only; can characterize drought or abnormal wetness
}

\end{itemize}
}
\end{tabular}  \\
\end{tabular}
\end{frame}


For such a slide layout I would use columns:

\documentclass{beamer}
\begin{document}

\begin{frame}{Drought--Standarized Precipitation Index}
\begin{columns}[onlytextwidth,T]
\begin{column}{.47\textwidth}
\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{example-image}
\end{column}
\begin{column}{.47\textwidth}
\begin{itemize}
\item SPI :  The Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) is used index to characterize meteorological drought.
\item On short timescales, the SPI is closely related to soil moisture
\item Uses precipitation only; can characterize drought or abnormal wetness
\end{itemize}
\end{column}
\end{columns}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


In the optional argument of \begin{columns}[T] you can specify the alignment, in this case they are top aligned.

A few side remarks:

• don't specify both the width and the height of an image, the only possible outcome is a distorted image. One length is enough or if you want to give both use keepaspectratio

• you don't need {} to encompass each item, writing \item ... is enough

• Thank you. its really work well. So far I understand slide is devided column 1 and 2. I just Would like to know how to increase the sixe of column 1 or 2 ? – SWAT Jun 21 '17 at 20:35
• @SWAT You can adjust the size by modifying .47\textwidth, just make sure that the sum of both columns is < 1\textwidth. – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz Jun 21 '17 at 21:44