Each of my chapter titles are on a single page, with the content following on the following page. I have added a standard background image to each of those pages. What I'd like to do though, is to be able to add a different background image to each chapter. I was looking to do something like this:

\chapter{Another chapter}[background1.jpeg]
\chapter{Another chapter}[background2.jpeg]

And then be able to reference background1.jpeg and background2.jpeg in \titleformat as some sort of parameter. Is this possible?

Here's the full Latex:






\chapter{Chapter Title}
\section{Section one}
\section{Section two}
\chapter{Another chapter}
\section{Section one}


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Try this code:

        \backgroundsetup{contents=To review,color=blue!30} %in place of 'To review' you put your image
         % partial index of the chapter
        \backgroundsetup{contents=Confidential,color=blue!30} %in place of 'Confidential' you put your image
        % partial index of the chapter


enter image description here

  • Thanks. I get this error though... ! Undefined control sequence. l.6 ^^I\backgroundsetup {contents="To review",color=blue!30} %in place of 'To...
    – Mr Goobri
    Commented Jul 18, 2022 at 18:30
  • And also this... ! LaTeX Error: Unknown option placement=center' for package 'background'.
    – Mr Goobri
    Commented Jul 18, 2022 at 18:32
  • 1
    How up to date is your background package? According to its documentation, the placement option was added in version 2.0.
    – Miyase
    Commented Jul 18, 2022 at 19:14
  • Yes, I saw that too but MikTex Console says 2.1 is installed.
    – Mr Goobri
    Commented Jul 18, 2022 at 19:56
  • 1
    I dont have errors. Perhaps you ha to reinstall your LaTeX software... Commented Jul 19, 2022 at 5:26

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