Change your background in Studio

There are two types of backgrounds in Studio:

  • Still backgrounds
  • Dynamic backgrounds: moving backgrounds with settings you control. Dynamic backgrounds have a play button ▶ on the thumbnail.
Note: This page is about Studio. For information about mmhmm, read Change your mmhmm background .

Choose a background

  1. In the upper right, click the Rooms tab.
  2. Choose one of the rooms. To browse more rooms, click + More Rooms... 


Add your own custom background

  1. In the upper right, click the Rooms tab.
  2. Click + More Rooms...
  3. In the left sidebar menu, select Add your own.
  4. Select an image file (JPG, PNG, GIF) or video file (MOV, MP4) to upload from your computer.
  5. Click Open. This will add the image to your background library.
  6. Click the to close the Rooms window. Your new room will appear at the bottom of the Rooms panel on the right.


To rearrange the order your rooms appear in, click and drag a room to its desired position. The first ten rooms are assigned keyboard shortcuts (⌘0-9) to make it easy to switch between rooms quickly.

Tip: For best results, use an image with a width-to-height pixel ratio of 16:9. We recommend 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is a common size that’s big enough to look great in Studio.

Use your real room as a background

  1. In the upper right, click the Presenter tab.
  2. Click the full frame icon.


  3. Click the Camera icon and make sure that I have a green screen checkbox is not checked.


  4. To crop your image, drag the top and side edges of the frame 


Adjust dynamic background settings

Some dynamic backgrounds have adjustable background settings.

To give your room a sense of depth, use the Horizontal tilt or Vertical tilt sliders to tilt your slide content.


Some dynamic rooms have extra settings such as speed controls. To adjust these settings, click and drag the slider accordingly.


Manage custom backgrounds

You can rename or delete any custom background you've added to Studio.

  1. In the upper right, click the Rooms tab.
  2. Right-click the room and select Rename or Move to Trash.

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