# Exclude overlay graphics from beamer handout

I have some slides with overlays that contain an evolving picture:

\documentclass[handout]{beamer}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\includegraphics<1>{stage1.png}
\includegraphics<2>{stage12.png}
\includegraphics<3>{stage123.png}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


By default, all graphics are included in the handout. But I really only want to see the last one, which includes all information contained in the others. Also having all graphics at the same time destroys the layout.

Is there a command to achieve this, i.e. to eliminate parts of slides from the handout? Or can I include the graphics differently?

• Please make your code compilable (if possible), or at least complete it with \documentclass{...}, the required \usepackage's, \begin{document}, and \end{document}. That may seem tedious to you, but think of the extra work it represents for TeX.SX users willing to give you a hand. Help them help you: remove that one hurdle between you and a solution to your problem. – user36296 Apr 22 '16 at 7:36

Just use <x|handout:0> in the spec:

\documentclass[handout]{beamer}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\includegraphics<1|handout:0>{stage1.png}
\includegraphics<2|handout:0>{stage12.png}
\includegraphics<3>{stage123.png}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


See section 9.6.3 of beameruserguide.pdf, "Action Specifications".