I am using the enumitem package to customise my list. That works fine, however I would like to combine images and the counter to each item in an easy way. What I tried:

\begin{enumerate}[label=\thechapter.\arabic*, font=\normalfont, wide= 4pt, leftmargin=*]

\item[{\includegraphics{Bluestar.eps} \value{enumi}}] \refstepcounter{enumi} first is blue 
\item[{\includegraphics{Redstar.eps} \value{enumi}}] \refstepcounter{enumi} second is red
\item[{\includegraphics{Greenstar.eps} \value{enumi}}] \refstepcounter{enumi} third is green

but does not compile. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,


1 Answer 1


Here an option you can insert your images like this

\Item(first-image) first is blue 
\Item(second-image) second is red
\Item(third-image) third is green

The width of inserted images is 1cm, you can modify it within \labelenumi command which hold item label.




\Item(example-image) first is blue 
\Item(example-image-a) second is red
\Item(example-image-b) third is green


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  • Thanks a log for the reply and the solution. Would work for me, unfortunately the images I want to put in my lists are not ordered by number so cannot be referenced as \ima~\arabic{enumi}. My present solution is to define a fully custom list, but I was after an easy implementation using the enumerate and enumitem packages. Sep 19, 2020 at 9:58
  • Name of image is stored in \ima command and used inside \labelenumi macro as argument of \includgraphics, ~ is added just to create space between image and numbering you can use also just \ .
    – Salim Bou
    Sep 19, 2020 at 11:39

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