Zoom Profile Picture

Zoom Profile Picture

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Zoom Profile Picture - Size & Format

Your Zoom profile picture should be no larger than 2MB and in one of the following formats: PNG, JPG, or GIF.

There are no specific indications for the profile picture’s dimensions in height and width since the program will crop it automatically. We recommend you choose a photo in which your face is centered: it would not be cut out from the frame.

If you don’t have a photo meeting those requirements, our Zoom photo profile software will adapt it for you! You just need to go to our website PhotoAiD, select the kind of picture you need, and follow the instructions. Keep reading to find out more!

Customize your Zoom profile picture

Changing your Zoom profile picture is easy: you just have to sign in to the Zoom web portal and go to “Profile”. You can add or change your photo: you can change it by cropping your current photo or uploading a new one; you can also delete it. 

Or you can access it from the settings of the software if you installed it on your computer: 

  • Login to your Zoom account and select “Settings”.
  • Then select “Profile” and the option to change your Zoom profile picture will appear. 

You can also add a profile picture during a Zoom meeting:

  • You just need to right-click on the video preview and select “Edit Profile Picture”. When you stop the video, you will be able to see your picture. It is not always possible to edit your profile picture during a video call.
  • When you are clicking “More”, it may appear only the “Rename” option. It happens when the meeting's moderator turned off this option.

Face and outfit in a Zoom profile picture

We recommend clearly showing your face in your Zoom profile picture: all the time your camera will be switched off, your Zoom profile picture will appear. All participants in the video call will immediately recognize you, even if you have never met in person until that moment.

We also suggest you smile: it doesn’t mean that you should be serious in your Zoom profile picture to look professional. A video call is a simulation of a meeting in your office: if you can have facial expressions in person, you can do it as well in your Zoom profile picture. If in your photo you are smiling, you will also empathize more with your colleagues and create more bonds.

Also, don’t forget that you are still at work. Remote working is exactly like being in your office: we don’t think that you would have gone to your office without a proper outfit. We suggest you take it with a neutral background and have a professional appearance for your Zoom profile picture. You can wear what you were used to wearing at the office: it will simulate even better your former lob location.

Background photo in a Zoom meeting 

During a Zoom meeting, you can also add a background image: it will be shown when your camera is on. We recommend using this option if your environment is not suitable for the call: in such a way, you can look more professional than showing your messy room. You will be able to speak in front of people with a background that resembles your old office. Background photos can be used not only to have fun with friends during a video call!

But still, don’t forget that you are in a job environment and you should look appropriately in front of your colleagues. Zoom offers plenty of backgrounds but is not always suitable for a job call. You can also have a look at the choice of backgrounds proposed by our photo profile software! You can choose a background from already available ones or upload your own background photo.

When it comes to adding your own virtual backgrounds, there are no size restrictions, but we recommend you crop the image to match the aspect ratio of your camera before uploading it. An image of 1280 by 720 pixels or 1920 by 1080 pixels would work well if your camera is set to 16:9. Use a background image with a minimum resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels if you're not sure about your camera's aspect ratio.

To enable the Virtual Background feature for your own use:

  • Log in to Zoom's online portal.
  • Select Settings from the navigation menu.
  • Navigate to the Virtual Background option (under the In Meeting (Advanced) section) on the Meeting tab and make sure it's turned on.
  • Toggle the Status toggle to enable the setting if it is disabled. If a confirmation dialog appears, select Turn On to confirm the change.
  • If the option is grayed out, it has been locked at either the group or account level, and you must contact your Zoom administrator to unlock it.

To use a virtual background:

  • Log in to the Zoom desktop client.
  • Click your profile picture, then click Settings.
  • Select Backgrounds & Filters
    Note: If you don't see the Virtual Background tab in the Zoom desktop client after enabling it on the web portal, sign out and back in.
  • If you have a physical green screen setup, check I have a green screen. You can then select the appropriate green screen color for your video by clicking on it.
  • To choose a virtual background, click on an image or video.
  • (Optional) Add your own image by clicking and choosing if you want to upload an image or a video.

How to take a good Zoom profile picture from home?

Going to a photo studio can be costly; it's much better to go for a completely free alternative and take your Zoom profile picture right from home!

Begin by determining who will be photographing you, or by setting up a tripod about 10 feet away from where you will be posing for the photograph. Make sure you're in a well-lit area and at least 3 feet away from the wall. It's best to face the camera directly. Make sure your face is visible and that you're wearing an appropriate outfit.

Choose the best photo after taking a few and upload it to our Zoom photo profile software, which will create a perfect picture for your profile during your Zoom meetings! 

PhotoAiD tool for your Zoom profile picture

Our Zoom photo profile software is very easy to use and can instantly adjust almost any photo to make it suitable for this software. Simply go to PhotoAiD and follow our instructions for taking a good Zoom profile picture.

Follow these 3 simple steps to learn how our Zoom photo profile software works:

  • Upload an image.
  • Select the background color from those available on our site or upload your own: the photo tool will remove the original background and you can replace it with your own! 
  • Download your new professional photo for Zoom and use it on your profile now!

You can also check our blog to discover our suggestions for preparing social media profile pictures and document photos. Thanks to our software you will be able to take them easily as the Zoom one!

Last update: 11/30/22

Frequently Asked Questions

❓ Why should I have a Zoom profile picture?

When your camera is off, your Zoom profile picture will be visible and is better to have a professional one than a fortuitous one or not having at all. Especially when you are having a Zoom meeting with your colleagues.

❓ It is compulsory to have a Zoom profile picture?

It isn't, but we suggest you to have one to look more professional during your job calls.

❓ Should I show my face on Zoom profile picture?

We suggest you to do so! All participants of the Zoom meeting will immediately recognize you and the call will be less impersonal.

We recommend you to do so! In your office you have not always a neutral face, so you can smile also in your Zoom profile picture.

It is advisable to use a proper outfit, like the one you would have worn working at your office.

You can use Photo AiD tool for profile pictures! What you need is just going to our website and upload your photo.

We are here to help you with our photo tool for profile pictures! What you need is just going to our website and upload your image.

Zoom has this feature: you can go to Settings and then Profile options. Our photo tool on our website gives you this feature as well!

We suggest you to use a background picture that resembles your former job location.

During the Zoom meeting, you can change it using the feature Virtual Background. In your Zoom profile picture you can use our tool for profile photos! After uploading your image, you can pick one of our suggested backgrounds or apply one of your own images.

There are no specific indications for the Zoom profile picture’s size in height and width, but the file should be no larger than 2MB and in one of the following formats: PNG, JPG, or GIF.

About the document

What is Zoom?

Probably before 2020, you were among those people who had no idea about the existence of this software, but now it has become a significant part of your job routine. Zoom is a video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with your colleagues and friends. It can host team meetings, webinars, screen-sharing activities, and have fun with friends remotely.

How to use Zoom?

Zoom is pretty intuitive to use! It is not necessary to create a Zoom account to attend a meeting: you can sign up with your Google account, the connection is usually automatic. You just need an invitation link to the zoom meeting and wait for the approval of the organizer.

The interface is pretty simple. The most popular features are:

  • Galley View, thanks to which you can see all the participants 
  • Screen Sharing, useful function both for Zoom meetings with presentations or also educative purposes
  • Virtual Background, which will simulate a new background of your choice when your camera is switched on. Keep reading to discover more about this feature!

Why a Zoom Profile Picture is important

If at the beginning you were using no photo at all or maybe the one associated with your email account, now during your job meetings on Zoom you don’t want to look bad in front of your colleagues.

It is true that, usually, during a video call you should have the video switched on, but often it is advisable to switch the video off to not overload the call, especially during a presentation. In this case, your Zoom profile picture will be visible and, during a job call, we are sure that you do not want to look unprofessional. It doesn’t matter if you have been working in that company for years: it is always advisable to have a professional profile picture instead of a random one or not having at all. Since 2020, video calls have become an integral part of any job: even if you are at home and not in your office, you should still keep in mind that you are working in front of your boss and colleagues and you should look appropriately. 

How to choose the perfect Zoom profile picture? What should be taken into account with this new program? We are here to give you tips to create an original Zoom profile picture that you will also completely customize.

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