# How to set a defined horizontal padding between \includegraphics images

How can I set a fixed horizontal padding between my images? I'm using (in my master file):

\usepackage[export]{adjustbox}

With this in my included file:

\newcommand{\vastehoogte}[1]{\includegraphics[height=1\textheight,keepaspectratio]{#1}}

to insert images this way:

\begin{adjustbox}{max width=1\textwidth}

\vastehoogte{1.JPG}
\vastehoogte{2.JPG}
\vastehoogte{3.JPG}
\vastehoogte{4.JPG}
\vastehoogte{7.JPG}
\vastehoogte{8.JPG}

\par}


However I cannot seem to get a few mm's of padding between the images with vspace or something else. Can someone help me?

• Did you try some horizontal space? Like \thinspace or \quad ? – Thruston Oct 12 '18 at 22:12
• Yes, I tried \quad in multiple places/formattings (I have to admit, I'm very very new to Latex) and it worked. But when I zoomed in on my PDF, I noticed there was this \quad in text on the PDF (at 100% zoom it just looked like a small line). – Dimi Mett Oct 12 '18 at 22:23
• whatever you could see would not be from \quad as that just makes a space. Your question would be a lot clearer if you had shown what you had done rather than say you added some unspecified commands in unspecified places which didn't work. You appear to be wanting horizontal space but you said you tried \vspace which is for vertical space? Also it is not clear what is the intent of the outer adjustbox. Try to use example-image as the inage (as that is generally available for this sort of test) and make an example that is not spaced as you expect, then someone can fix it. – David Carlisle Oct 12 '18 at 23:27

You can add horizontal padding between the images by using \hspace{<value>} between them, not \vspace!

Also instead of \usepackage[export]{adjustbox} and \includegraphics simply skip the export option and use \adjustimage directly.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{mwe}% for the example text and images only

\newcommand\vastehoogte[1]{%
}
\begin{document}
\blindtext

\vastehoogte{example-image-a}\hspace{10mm}%
\vastehoogte{example-image-b}\hspace{10mm}%
\vastehoogte{example-image-c}\hspace{10mm}%
\vastehoogte{example-image-plain}\hspace{10mm}%
\vastehoogte{example-image-empty}\hspace{10mm}%
\vastehoogte{example-image}%
\par

\blindtext

\end{document}


As adjustbox gives you also additional features you could use these as well of course, e.g. the margin=<left> <bottom> <right> <top> key to add the spacing.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{blindtext}

\newcommand\vastehoogte[2][5mm 0mm 5mm 0mm]{%
}
\begin{document}
\blindtext