How to Use Image Backgrounds

Learn how to add, upload and crop image backgrounds in Synthesia.

Updated over a week ago

How to Add an Image Background

To add an image background, head over to the right side tool bar toggle on the Background media option

From here, you can choose from our selection of simple colour backgrounds, browse through our image library, or use the search bar to find an appropriate image.

Once you select an image, it will be automatically added as a background on the canvas.

How to Upload an Image Background

  • The maximum size for uploaded images is 300MB

  • Supported format: jpeg, png, svg.

To upload an image background, head back to the Background media option and click Replace. From here, click Upload media and select the background file. Once you are happy with the choice of image, click Open.

After you upload your image, it will be automatically added as a background on the canvas.

Your uploaded image also becomes an asset that you can reuse for future work. If you want to rename or delete an uploaded image, click on the three dot menu on the background, when in the image library.

How to Crop an Image background

To crop your image background, select Crop and you'll notice a zoom slider appearing below the image, allowing you to zoom in or out. You can also change the position of the background by dragging it within the canvas area.

When you’re happy with your changes, click Done.

Q: Why is the uploaded image of low quality?

A: The uploaded image will be blurry in draft mode. However, after the video is generated, the blurry image will be replaced with the original quality one.

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