Zoom already has great technology to create and customize your own profile. One such feature allows you to place your own zoom background even if you don’t have a green screen.
The virtual background feature is easy to set up, but there are some tips you should follow to make sure it works as expected. If you have a green screen, it’s best to use your own Zoom background, but you can do without it.
How to Create a Custom Zoom Background
Once Zoom is installed, you can add your own background by visiting the settings menu. Click on the icon in the upper right corner under your profile picture. Then click the Virtual Background tab.
It’s time to add your own virtual background. From here, you can already click to choose from several basic backgrounds. This will allow you to check how things work with your setup.
Not all settings will give good results. If you want the highest quality results, you should buy a green screen. If not, you can take some precautions to make sure you are removing your own background and not part of the face or objects in the foreground.
- Set the camera to a monochrome background, such as a wall.
- A green wall works best, otherwise choose colors that contrast with your skin tone.
- Make sure you are wearing clothes that do not match. background color.
- For best results, experiment with adding or dimming light in your room.
- Higher quality cameras often produce better results.
- Click the Cog icon on the home page.
- Click Virtual Background. Li>
- Click + Add Image.
- Select an image from your local PC files.
- Click My Account in the upper right corner.
- Then click on “Room Management” in the “ADMINISTRATOR” section on the left.
- Then click “Zoom Rooms”.
- Click the “Edit” button next to your room.
- Scroll down to the background image for Zoom Rooms.
- Click Upload Image and select an image.
Once you’ve mastered the basics, it’s time to add your own image for your own background. You can choose any image from your PC, but it is recommended to use an aspect ratio of 16: 9 with a resolution of at least 1280 Ã— 720 pixels.
If you want royalty-free high quality custom Zoom backgrounds, you can choose from thousands of free stock photography sites. To add your own image to use as a custom zoom background, follow these steps.
You can add custom video scaling backgrounds in the same way. However, additional help is required for the Zoom custom background image to work.
You will need a green screen or a completely solid color video background. You may need to adjust the setting and lighting until this option becomes available, otherwise you will see the message “Requires a solid background for video.”
Whenever possible, Zoom will suggest a new button on the virtual background page that will allow the user to select a video or still image.
How to create a custom zoomed wallpaper for your room
You can set not only your own background, but also a background for your room.
The recommended resolution for the background of the Zoom room is 1920 Ã— 1080 pixels. Images in GIF, JPG and PNG formats are supported.
You can also set virtual green screen background. Just below the background image option, you will see an option to enable a virtual background for your room. Click to enable this feature and then click the default image or upload your own here.
Where to find video backgrounds dedicated to zoom in / out
Finding any image on the Internet to use as a background is pretty easy, but when it comes to a background image for a video, it’s a little tricky.
The tricky part is finding background videos that repeat perfectly so you can create the best effect. If the video keeps jumping back and forth, it really ruins the immersion. Here are some of our top tips for finding custom Zoom background images that repeat perfectly.
Coverr is a free stock video website with a large library of content available for download. Coverr recently added its own Zoom Virtual Backgrounds section, which filters out all content marked as suitable for use as a virtual background.
You will find all kinds of pictures, from peaceful landscapes to incredible landmarks. You will find many beautiful backgrounds that loop, so they are perfect for home use as a virtual Zoom background.
Pexels is another free photo and video site. While there is no dedicated section for Zoom background images, a quick search for exactly this will yield a large list of relevant results.
While Coverr has more realistic backgrounds at first glance, Pexels offers many more creative options, such as a shoal of colorful fish or a stunning glow in dark jellyfish.
Canva is a really powerful design tool that now has a section just for creating your own Zoom backgrounds. You can add beautiful effects, backgrounds, videos, stickers, and more. Once you’re done, you can download your creation and upload it directly to your Zoom room or account.