Creating an image plane

I was just wondering if there is a facility avaiable to create an imageplane/s for reference purposes while modelling?
There was a broken link to a script/plugin on the Blender site, so I suppose there must be.

goto View->Background image to put an image on the background.


thanks very much:)

Do the image planes only work in the orthographic view?

The backgroundimages work only in orthografc view, thats right. But you could use an UV-mapped Cube.