How can i always show a background image?

Background image only seems to show in top/side/front view, which isn’t always the most op[imal behaviour

how can i get a background image to never vanish, and just stay there behind the model all the time?

Image as Planes addon http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Extensions:2.6/Py/Scripts/Add_Mesh/Planes_from_Images
Add an image to an empty http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.6/Manual/Modeling/Empties#Settings

adding an image to an empty doesn’t seem to accomplish what i’m hoping for. that is, a 2D image that faces the camera. Glancing over the addon’s documentation doesn’t indicate any such thing either :frowning: