You can control the position of an image using options for the figure environment, e.g. the [h!] in the example below tells LaTeX to put the figure exactly where it appears in the text, instead of letting it 'float' to a particular place in the document. \begin{figure}[h!] \caption{A picture of a gull.} \centering \includegraphics[width=0.5\textwidth]{Image File Name} \end{figure} For more information, please see the wikibook article: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Floats,_Figures_and_Captions.