# How to center 3 subfigures one under the other

In fact, I want to have a figure containing 3 subfigures where each figure has to be in a separate line here is the code that I have used but it illustrates them in one line.

\begin{figure*}[t!]
\centering
\begin{subfigure}{0.3\linewidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[scale=0.360]{fig1}
\caption{Lorem ipsum}
\end{subfigure}
\hfill
\begin{subfigure}{0.3\linewidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[scale=0.360]{fig2}
\caption{Lorem ipsum}
\end{subfigure}
\hfill
\begin{subfigure}{0.3\linewidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[scale=0.360]{fig3}
\caption{Lorem ipsum}
\end{subfigure}
\caption{Caption place holder}
\end{figure*}

• You can replace \hfill by an empty line. – leandriis Jun 26 '18 at 14:27

You can achiveve this only using \centering also inside the subfigures. There are some slight differences in terms of vertical spacing compared to StefanH's answer.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{subcaption}
\begin{document}
\begin{figure}[t]
\centering
\begin{subfigure}{0.35\linewidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{example-image-a}
\caption{Lorem ipsum}
\end{subfigure}\\
\begin{subfigure}{0.35\linewidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{example-image-b}
\caption{Lorem ipsum}
\end{subfigure}\\
\begin{subfigure}{0.35\linewidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{example-image-c}
\caption{Lorem ipsum}
\end{subfigure}
\caption{Caption place holder}
\end{figure}
\end{document}


• \centering inside subfigure hasn't any function: images has size of subfigure environment ... – Zarko Sep 24 '18 at 18:21
• That is true, I actually did not pay attention, I merely reused the code from the previous answer. However, it still centers for other sizes. – BambOo Sep 24 '18 at 20:30

I would put them in a table. (I removed the star from figure since it now becomes a high figure environment instead of a wide).

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{subcaption}
\begin{document}
\begin{figure}[t]
\centering
\begin{tabular}{c}
\begin{subfigure}{0.35\linewidth}
\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{example-image-a}
\caption{Lorem ipsum}
\end{subfigure}\\
\begin{subfigure}{0.35\linewidth}
\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{example-image-b}
\caption{Lorem ipsum}
\end{subfigure}\\
\begin{subfigure}{0.35\linewidth}
\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{example-image-c}
\caption{Lorem ipsum}
\end{subfigure}
\end{tabular}
\caption{Caption place holder}
\end{figure}
\end{document}


• Could you explain the benefits of using a tabular as compared to aranging the subfigures without a tabular? – leandriis Jun 26 '18 at 14:43
• @leandriis There are many ways to do this, so I think it is a matter of taste. I find it often easy to get things side-by-side or on top of each other with help of tables. – StefanH Jun 26 '18 at 14:57