# Place image on a new page without top margin?

I have an article:

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt,oneside]{article}


Now in a section I have a figure:

\begin{figure}
\centering
\includegraphics[scale=0.65]{images/rlexample.png}
\caption{---}
\label{rlexample}
\end{figure}


This figure is pretty big, so I would like to show them in a single page without the classic top margin. Is there anyway to specify a negative top margin just for showing this figure?

## Solution

Thanks to Prof. @egreg the solution is (with pagenumber hiding)

\begin{figure}
\centering
\vspace*{-3cm}
\includegraphics[scale=0.6]{images/rlexample.png}
\caption{---}
\label{rlexample}
\end{figure}

\thispagestyle{empty}

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You can try adding \vspace*{-3cm} just after \centering (adjust to suit). – egreg Nov 22 '12 at 17:00
Thanks a lot it works. Also can I hide the page number ? Because it appears to be over my image. If you want make an answer i will accept – dynamic Nov 22 '12 at 17:24
\maketitle \thispagestyle{empty} \pagestyle{empty} will do the trick. Please post an answer I will accept it – dynamic Nov 22 '12 at 17:26
And... Incredibile come grazie a stackexchange.com due italiani si siano incontrati qui :) – dynamic Nov 22 '12 at 17:31
PS. the solutino with \pagestyle it isn't working well. (it hides page number on the previous page too) I have opened a new question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/83860/… – dynamic Nov 22 '12 at 21:49

You just need to make LaTeX think that the image takes less vertical space:

\begin{figure}
\centering
\vspace*{-3cm}
\includegraphics[scale=0.6]{images/rlexample.png}
\caption{---}
\label{rlexample}
\end{figure}


In order to safely remove the header and footer, you need to use fancyhdr and its \iffloatpage macro.

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