I have a figure in a .pdf file that I'd like to shift to the left a little bit in how it appears in the slide. How may I do this?

 \frametitle{Slide Title}
   \includegraphics[width = 12.25cm]{PicTitle.pdf}
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    I'd note that there are technical reasons to prefer \begin{frame} ... \end{frame} over \frame{...} (nothing directly to do with the question in hand, but a general beamer comment).
    – Joseph Wright
    Feb 12, 2012 at 21:49

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You could try putting some space to the right of the figure.

\includegraphics[width = 12.25cm]{PicTitle.pdf} \hspace*{4cm}

Just change the '4cm' as appropriate to get the effect you need.

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    Ian's answer helped tremendously, but didn't quite hit the nail on the coffin. See the following difference in the hspace. \frame { \frametitle{Slide Title} \begin{center} \hspace*{-0.35cm}\includegraphics[width = 12.75cm]{Pic.pdf} \end{center} }
    – J G
    Feb 12, 2012 at 22:05

Here are a number of ways of positioning elements horizontally within a frame:

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\usepackage{graphicx}% http://ctan.org/pkg/graphicx
\newcommand{\theimage}{\includegraphics[width=15mm]{tiger}}% Shorthand




From top to bottom the displacement represents:

  1. Horizontally centred - similar to



  2. Horizontally positioned at with a ratio of 2:1 whitespace on either side (stemming from two \fills on the left and one on the right of \theimage). Other combinations will, of course, imply other ratios;

  3. Shifted a fixed length (4cm in the example) from the left margin;
  4. Shifted a fixed length (4cm in the example) from the right margin.

The use of \fill allows for something that has infinite stretch, while the starred version of \hspace is sometimes preferred when setting space from the text block boundaries inward.

In a similar way, adding a length <len> on one side within a centred image (say, left), pushes it away from that side (to the right) by half that distance (or .5<len>), as in @IanThompson's answer.

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