# Make image cover exactly upper half of page

Problem:

Trying to fit an image to the upper half of a page but without success.

Minimal Working Example:

\documentclass[export]{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}

\graphicspath{{./figures/},{./chapters/}}

\begin{document}

\thispagestyle{empty}

\begin{figure}[!t]
\centering
\includegraphics[width=\paperwidth]{chapter1.jpg}
\label{fig:fig1}
\end{figure}

\end{document}


Outputs:

Desired output:

To make the image cover exactly the upper half of the page, starting from the top-left corner.

There are several packages that permit to use absolute positioning (see What are the ways to position things absolutely on the page? or its linked questions)

What follows is a solution made with TikZ. It needs two compilations to obtain the correct result.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}

\thispagestyle{empty}

\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture, overlay]
\node[anchor=north west, inner sep=0pt] at (current page.north west) {\includegraphics[width=\paperwidth, height=.5\paperheight]{example-image}};
\end{tikzpicture}

\end{document}