# Beamer: positioning background image in beamer

I have been trying for a while to fix the image to the center for the frame, but it is attached to the top. I use the following code:

\documentclass[bigger]{beamer}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\usepackage{graphicx}
\begin{document}
{\usebackgroundtemplate{\centering \includegraphics[width=\paperwidth]{./Figures/Planck_CMB.jpg}}%
\begin{frame}

\end{frame}
}
\end{document}


Someone can help me with it?

• You should give a full MWE...in any case, see the first answer to How to insert a background image in a beamer frame
– user30471
Jun 4 '14 at 13:16
• I looked into this example, I don't see where it's explained how to position the background image, just how to add it to a single frame..
– Ohm
Jun 4 '14 at 13:33

using a picture environment might help:

\documentclass[bigger,t]{beamer}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\begin{document}

{
\usebackgroundtemplate{%
\begin{picture}(100,220)
\includegraphics[width=\paperwidth]{Planck_CMB}
\end{picture}
}%
\begin{frame}
RIP Stephen Hawking!
\end{frame}
}

\begin{frame}
text
\end{frame}

\end{document}


• Great, I didn't know this picture environment in laTex
– Ohm
Jun 4 '14 at 14:13
• Does not move the picture anywhere here… Jan 27 '17 at 11:12
• @DominikGeorge I does move, at least in vertical direction, which was the necessary for the question. If you have a new question, please open a new question. Jan 27 '17 at 12:44
• Thanks for the tip! In combination with \hspace*{Xcm} before \includegraphics you can move the picture everywhere you like. Sep 28 '18 at 11:31