Reference Images

I really have no idea how to set-up reference images, and so, i found a great tutorial! know what the bad thing is? IT’S IN FRENCH!
Maybe someone here knows the method of setting up reference images he’s using, and maybe can help me? Thanks.

…or you could use the table of contents to navigate to the english version:


Behold, the Blender Noob to Pro wikibook.

I never could figure out what the advantage was to that method over just loading the images into background.

jUst yesterday, I wanted the side to be right there and wondered how that was done. That way you can have both available by just dragging the view around a bit.

If you change to side view, in one window it changes the view in the other, unfortunately.