# Multiple figures span to one column on IEEE 2 column format

I am just following this figure span to one column on double column page to span figures on a two-column page but the difference instead of pasting one figure I need to put two and three figures here.

This is code for pasting a figure by spanning two columns

\documentclass[twocolumn]{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}% http://ctan.org/pkg/lipsum
\usepackage[demo]{graphicx}% http://ctan.org/pkg/graphicx
\begin{document}
\section{First section}
\lipsum[1-2]
\section{Second section}
\lipsum[3]
\begin{figure*}
\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{figure}
\caption{This is a figure caption}
\end{figure*}
\lipsum[4]
\section{Last section}
\lipsum[5-10]
\end{document}


I want to this same but instead of one figure I want to put two and three figures. I tried this but it's not working. Can any one help?

 \begin{figure*}
\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{1.PNG}
\caption{This is a figure caption}
\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{2.PNG}
\caption{This is a figure caption}
\end{figure*}


see figure for clear requirements.

• Is each image supposed to get its own caption, do you want a shared caption for all three images or do you want subcaptions with a shared caption? Although about tables rather than about images, the following may be useful: tex.stackexchange.com/a/597566/134144 Aug 1, 2021 at 8:04

I propose this solution, based on the floatrow package:

\documentclass[twocolumn]{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{floatrow}

\begin{document}

\section{First section}
\lipsum[1-2]

\section{Second section}
\lipsum[3]
\begin{figure*}

\begin{floatrow}
\ffigbox[\FBwidth]{\caption{Yuri Norstein. \emph{Hedgehog in the fog}}\label{Hedgehog}}{\includegraphics[scale=0.5]{Hedgehog-in-the-fog}}\hskip4em
\ffigbox[\FBwidth]{\caption{Max Ernst. \emph{Euclid}}\label{Ernst}}{\includegraphics{Euclid}}
\end{floatrow}
\end{figure*}
\lipsum[4]

\section{Last section}
\lipsum[5-10]

\end{document}


• Since both IEEE and floatrow use custom captions, this may not be a good idea. Don't mess with IEEE captions. Aug 1, 2021 at 15:45
• @JohnKormylo: As far as I know, the only thing that floatrow does is to fix the caption width Aug 1, 2021 at 15:50
• It can also move them to entirely different locations. See tex.stackexchange.com/questions/403661/… (OTOH, I believe the floatbox was created specifically to overcome this problem.) Aug 1, 2021 at 15:54
• @Alex - What works for two tables will work for as many as will fit the page. Aug 2, 2021 at 3:07
• @Alex: I had not seen your last comment, sorry. If your question is bout the floatrow environment, you can specify the number of figures in a row as an optional argument, like this: \begin{floatrow}[4] … \end{floatrow}. Of course, the sum of the widths of these figure must not exceed \textwidth. Aug 31, 2021 at 11:13