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An Item Frame is an item that displays the item or block that is inside it.
An empty item frame can be broken simply by punching it. If the item frame contains an item, punching it will drop the item and leave the frame on the wall.
Item frames can be placed on cactus blocks, pressure plates, fences, trees, slabs, cobblestone walls, chests, doors, and all solid blocks. As item frames are an entity, multiple item frames can occupy the same block, although on different faces. It also allows non-solid blocks to occupy the same space.
Players can place items in the frame by using the item. If a map is placed in an item frame, it will enlarge to show the map in the size of a full block. If the item in the item frame has been renamed using an anvil, it will display its custom name when the cursor is over the item frame. If the player places a block inside the frame, it is displayed in miniature half in, half out of the block. This can be most notably seen on stairs or slabs.
The displayed item can then be rotated by right-clicking the frame. Items displayed in the item frame can turn 45° diagonally, with a total of 8 possibilities, and the frame will output a redstone signal depending on the rotation phase which can be interpreted by a redstone comparator. As long as the frame remains placed, it remembers the orientation of the last item it held, and uses it for the next item it holds.
|16 August, 2012||Dinnerbone tweeted the first image of item frames. They had a different texture.|
|1.4.2||12w34a||Item frames added. There is a bug where attempting to place an item frame in multiplayer causes an internal server error, as well as other bugs.|
|12w34b||Previously stated bug fixed.|
|12w38a||Item frames no longer despawn when the player moves 20 blocks away.|
|1.7.2||13w36a||Items renamed using an anvil will display their name when looked at up close.|
|13w41a||Maps placed in a frame fill the block they are on, allowing seamless tiling of adjacent maps.|
|1.8||14w04a||Items and blocks displayed in the item frame now rotate 1/8th when rotated instead of 1/4, and a comparator outputs a redstone signal depending on the rotation phase.|
|14w10a||Multiple item frames can no longer be placed on the same block face.|
|TU9||Added item frames.|
|TU11||Increased the limit for item frames in a world. A message is now displayed when the maximum number of item frames are reached.|
Issues relating to "Item Frame" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
- The item frame is based upon a suggestion on reddit, like the ender chest and flower pot.
- Since you can't use commands to enchant in the console editions of Minecraft, item frames are an alternate way to copy enchanted items for custom maps.
Dinnerbone's fourth screenshot, showing flower pots and item frames
An image of a fireplace retweeted by Dinnerbone
An image tweeted by Dinnerbone showing how hovering over an item frame containing a renamed item shows a name tag