# Combinations

Combinations are ConTeXt's way to align several pictures (preferrably at same size):

```\startcombination[x*y]
{something}{caption} ...
...
\stopcombination
```

means:

You define, how much figures in columns * rows you'd like to align.

You must provide one "figure something" (e.g. an \externalfigure) and a caption for every "cell".

The sample from the manual:

```\placefigure
[here] % placement
[fig:combinations] % reference
{An example of combination} % caption for whole group
{
\startcombination[3*2] % 3 columns, 2 rows
{\externalfigure[lb00220]} {a} {\externalfigure[lb00221]} {b} % picture and caption for two figures in first row
{\externalfigure[lb00222]} {c} {\externalfigure[lb00223]} {d}
{\externalfigure[lb00225]} {e} {\externalfigure[lb00226]} {f}
\stopcombination
} % whole combination in braces of placefigure
```

shows how to define a caption for the whole group and use it as float (see Floating Objects).

## Setup

There is \setupcombinations command, described here.