# [Tex/LaTex] Use caption and long description for figure

captionsfloats

I want to have to following text at my figures:

<< FIGURE >>
Figure 1: Title of my figure which is displayed in the list of figures
Here in a new line a long description about the figure, in a smaller text


I've found this one:

\caption[Title of my figure which is displayed...]%
{Here in a new line a long...}


The problem with the given code is that I get not the title under my figure, only "Figure 1: Here in a new line a long…".

How to solve this? Thank you!

Use the \caption macro for the (short) "heading" of the figure and just add the longer description into the figure environment (after the \caption and with proper vertical spacing).

\documentclass{report}

\begin{document}

\listoffigures

\chapter{foo}

\begin{figure}
\centering
\rule{1cm}{1cm}% Placeholder for actual figure
\caption{Title of my figure which is displayed in the list of figures}
\medskip
\small
Here in a new line a long description about the figure, in a smaller text
\end{figure}

\end{document}