# [texhax] Full frame in Beamer

Kevin Godby godbyk at gmail.com
Tue Sep 28 18:07:26 CEST 2010

Hello, Sam.

On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 5:19 PM, Sam Albers <tonightsthenight at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Although this seems like a fairly obvious thing, I can't seem to find any
> answer. I would like to find a way in beamer to present an image as the
> complete frame without borders or a frame title.
>
> Does anyone ever need to do this with beamer?

Here's an example of what I used in a few presentations.  I don't
claim that it's the proper way or even a good way to go, but it worked
for my purposes:

{% limit the scope of the background changes to this frame only
\setbeamercolor{background canvas}{bg=black}
\setbeamertemplate{background}{\includegraphics[width=\paperwidth]{images/donald-norman}}
\begin{frame}[plain,t]
\vskip0.5in\hskip-0.5in\begin{quotation}
\noindent\textcolor{white}{So let's separate the field and observational
studies, the conceptual design work, and the needs analyses from the
actual product project.  We need to discover what users need before the
project starts, for once started, the direction has already been
determined.\\
\vspace\baselineskip
\hskip1.5in---Donald Norman}
\end{quotation}
\end{frame}
}

It'll put the image as the background of the slide and place the text
over the image.  Presumably, you could just have an empty slide that
shows the background image, too.  (Please ignore all the hacky spacing
commands in there -- I was tossing these slides together about five
minutes before I had to give the presentation.)

--Kevin Godby