# Beamer: Absolute Positioning of Picture | Unexpected Padding

• I want to place/position images/pictures/elements in beamer absolutely.
• I use the well known remember picture and \node at (current page.xx) appraoch.

In my MWE I want to position the picture in the lower right corner of the frame but there is a unexpected "padding" remaining.

% Compile twice (--> 'remember picture' option)!
\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}

% Setting background to "not-white" in order to make the borders clearer.
\setbeamercolor{background canvas}{bg = green}

\begin{frame}[t]
\frametitle{Test}
Test

\begin{tikzpicture}[overlay, remember picture]
%
\node at (current page.south east) [anchor = south east] {
\includegraphics[width = 60mm]{example-image-a}
};
%
\end{tikzpicture}

\end{frame}

\end{document}


## Update 1 after user erik's Comment

• Adding inner sep = 0pt to \node at (current page.south east) [anchor = south east, inner sep = 0pt] almost solves the problem.
• There is still a bit padding left, or is this a viewer problem?

## Update 2 after user marmot's Comment

Final solution!

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}

% Setting background to not white in order to make the borders clearer.
\setbeamercolor{background canvas}{bg = green}

\begin{frame}[t]
\frametitle{Test}
Test

\begin{tikzpicture}[overlay, remember picture]
%
\node at (current page.south east) [
anchor = south east,
inner sep = 0pt, % <-- Solution
outer sep = 0pt, % <-- Solution
] {
\includegraphics[width = 60mm]{example-image-a}
};
%
\end{tikzpicture}

\end{frame}

\end{document}

• Add inner sep=0pt and outer sep=0pt to your tikzpicture options. – erik May 21 at 14:30
• @erik Thanks! I updated the question. If you provide an answer, then I will at least upvote it and probably accept if there is nothing else to optimize. – Dr. Manuel Kuehner May 21 at 14:34
• @marmot Thanks! I did not think of the inner/outer sep stuff in this context. I was unable to Google my problem before -- but I can't be the first one to encounter this "problem" :). – Dr. Manuel Kuehner May 21 at 14:37
• @erik I am offline now -- I will accept your answer later if you provide one. – Dr. Manuel Kuehner May 21 at 14:41
• @marmot I am offline now -- I will upvote your answer later if you provide one. – Dr. Manuel Kuehner May 21 at 14:41

TikZ automatically adds a bit of space around nodes. Most of the space is due to inner sep, but there's a very small outer sep as well (analogous to padding and margin in CSS, I think). You can remove this by setting inner sep=0 and outer sep=0.

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage{tikz}
\begin{document}
% Setting background to "not-white" in order to make the borders clearer.
\setbeamercolor{background canvas}{bg = green}
\begin{frame}[t]
\frametitle{Test}
Test

\begin{tikzpicture}[overlay, remember picture]
\node at (current page.south east) [anchor = south east,inner sep=0pt,outer sep=0pt] {
\includegraphics[width = 60mm]{example-image-a}
};
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{frame}
\end{document}