# How increase size of two sub images side by side

I have the following code:

\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{cite}
\usepackage{subfig}
\begin{document}
\begin{figure}[H]
\begin{minipage}{.5\linewidth}
\centering
\subfloat[horizontal mic pairs]{\label{horizontal mic pair
combinations}\includegraphics[width=0.81\linewidth]
{Text/Images/hyp3_arr1_hor.png}}
\end{minipage}%
\begin{minipage}{.5\linewidth}
\centering
\subfloat[vertical mic pairs]{\label{Vertical mic pair
combinations}\includegraphics[width=0.80\linewidth]
{Text/Images/hyp3_arr1_ver.png}}
\end{minipage}
\caption{Mean and standard deviation of absolute difference of
geometrical and estimated azimuth and elevation angles for
horizontal and vertical microphone pair combinations of
microphone array 1 respectively, (a) - (b).}
\label{fig:hyp3_arr1_hor_ver}
\end{figure}
\end{document}


The problem that I am facing these figures are coming very small. I want to increase size of the images. Can anyone help me how can I modify this code?

• Please make your code snippet -- as usual here -- complete and compilable! – Mensch Jan 24 at 11:05
• This is my complete code. Actually this is a part of code use to insert two images in a long report – Ahmad Bilal Jan 24 at 11:07
• Well, we need to know which documentclass you use, which packages do you load related to your issue and at last please add \begin{document} and \end{document} to your code snippet in your question ... – Mensch Jan 24 at 11:09
• The problem might be the double use of \linewidth both in minipage and \includegraphics. The \linewidth changes inside the minipage! Try using \textwidth instead and adjust the factor for the image width. – Martin Scharrer Jan 24 at 11:36

like this?

(red lines indicate text borders)

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[demo]{graphicx}
\usepackage{subfig}

%---------------- show page layout. don't use in a real document!
\usepackage{showframe}
\renewcommand\ShowFrameLinethickness{0.15pt}
\renewcommand*\ShowFrameColor{\color{red}}
%---------------------------------------------------------------%

\begin{document}
\begin{figure}[htb]
\centering
\subfloat[horizontal mic pairs
\label{horizontal mic pair combinations}]%
{\includegraphics[width=.4\linewidth]{Text/Images/hyp3_arr1_hor.png}}
\hfil
\subfloat[vertical mic pairs
\label{Vertical mic pair combinations}]%
{\includegraphics[width=.4\linewidth]{Text/Images/hyp3_arr1_ver.png}}
\caption{Mean and standard deviation of absolute difference of geometrical and estimated azimuth and elevation angles for horizontal and vertical microphone pair combinations of microphone array 1 respectively, (a) - (b).}
\label{fig:hyp3_arr1_hor_ver}
\end{figure}


edit:

in above mwe (minimal working example) are removed minipages (they are superfluous) and corrected width of included images. images width you can slightly enlarge, for example to width=0.495 ;-) (with width=0.5 the gape between images will disappear), or decrease to size which you like to have.

• i need not the figures to touch the border of page. just to increase a size little bit so they are easy to understand – Ahmad Bilal Jan 24 at 12:08
• @AhmadBilal, the size of images is my mwe determined by includegraphics's option width=.... you just select this width. however, the sum of the both widths should be les than \linewidth (\textwidth) – Zarko Jan 24 at 12:20
• I have tried to do that. It is showing better results. Thank you for the help – Ahmad Bilal Jan 24 at 12:41
• @AhmadBilal, better result? this is opinion based judgement which is depend of taste of observer or document author ... you just like such appearance what is ok. – Zarko Jan 24 at 12:47
• Actually i am trying to play with different width type. Sometimes it gets so bigger that the images dont remain side by side.Sometimes width reduces the size. – Ahmad Bilal Jan 24 at 12:53