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Is there a solution to have a given pattern (lets say as a .pngfile) tiled on the background (background or background canvas) for beamer-presentations?
I only find links to the wallpaper package, what seems to bring up many problems.

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You can simply define a new canvas background:

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage{multido}
\setbeamertemplate{background canvas}{%
 \parbox{\paperwidth}{%
   \multido{\iR=1+1}{10}{\multido{\iC=1+1}{13}{%
      \includegraphics[width=1cm,height=1cm]{tiger}}\\}}}
\setbeamercolor{title page}{fg=blue}
\setbeamerfont{title page}{series=\bfseries,
  size=\Huge}

\begin{document}
\title{Hintergrundbild}
\author{Herbert Vo\ss}
\begin{frame}[plain]\maketitle\end{frame}

\frame{foo}

\end{document}

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  • Thanks for this answer. Maybe my questions was not detailed enough: I'd like to put a pattern on the background which would be repeated (tiled) over all the page to fill it. – Bastian Ebeling Feb 20 '12 at 12:23
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    you can repeat the single pattern, see edited answer – user2478 Feb 20 '12 at 12:38
  • Thanks for this simple idea. Maybe using \pgfdeclareimage and \pgfuseimage would make this even better? – Bastian Ebeling Feb 20 '12 at 12:51
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    if I am right then the image is included only once in the pdf. The reason why \pgfdeclareimage should make no difference. – user2478 Feb 20 '12 at 13:24
  • Oh, this is new to me. Thanks for the hint. – Bastian Ebeling Feb 20 '12 at 13:30

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