When you want text
to again start below the image, you can use a <br clear="left" />
tag just before the text you want to start below the image.
What this attribute does is say go to where the left margin is clear. Alternatively, one could specify <br clear="right" />, if the picture were on the right.
The align, hspace, vspace attributes of the img tag and the clear attribute of the br tag are all deprecated, so you should strongly consider CSS alternatives.
I have floated the image left here and thus the effect is very similar to that produced with the align property of the <img> tag. The text will continue to wrap to the next line until I use a clear property for the next element. In this particular case, it is the <p> tag but it can be applied to most anything.
This is another <p> tag here but since there is no clear property attached to it, text does not go underneath the image..
This text had the clear property applied to it.
Here we have used the above float property but also used a margin-right property. Notice that CSS allows one control one a single side where the HTML attributes produced an effect on one side only without being able to limit it to one side only.
Revised: October 17, 2012; comments to William Pegram, email@example.com