Do you have any guidelines for my info screen image?

We sure do.

So you're customizing your own info screen?  Adding an image is pretty simple, but if you're the kind of person who wants to know a bit more about how it's going to appear, how it works, what to do or not to do, then this article is for you!

 

Image Size

Let's start by saying it's pretty flexible!  Meetoo does a lot of the hard work, so you don't have to.

It's always worth pointing out that if you only have a really small image, it's going to look really small on your participants' devices!  If you set a small image to fill the screen, it still might not look great as it's stretched out too much and loses a lot of the quality.

On the other hand, if you have a huge image, it's going to fill the device's screen no matter how you set the image up.  On the plus side, what it won't do is crop or cut off any of your image.

The other thing to think about before you start using high resolution images is that the larger the image file size is...  the more data you're sending to your participant's when they first join your meeting or if you update the info screen whilst the meeting's running.  This might not matter to you, but if you've got hundreds of people all connected to the WiFi in one room and joining your meeting at the same time (you probably get where this is going!)

 

Image Proportion

If you use a really tall and thin image, it'll be tall on thin for your participants on their devices, they'll have to scroll down to see any info you add below the image.

If it's a really short and wide image, the phone still fits it in.  Although if it has to shrink it down enough to fit on the screen, it might be too small (vertically) to see!

In actual fact, the easiest 'shape' of image to work with is something similar to the image at the top of this article, the stock Meetoo info screen image.  Even if you have a square image it'll be fine, but you might want to try out having it in the centred position.

 

Recommended Image Size

Bearing the above in mind, and as a rough guide, we'd recommend that images such as logos or photos of people should be at least 200x200 pixels in dimension.  On the other side of the scale, we'd recommend not using anything much bigger than 1000x1000 pixels.  If the file size is around the 1MB mark, then this is a little on the 'heavy' side, a bit too big.

The best piece of advice we can give you, is to try your custom info screen out on a few devices if you can.  And think about the devices your participants are using (tablets, phones, computers, etc.) as the screen size of the device can affect what your info screen looks like.

 

Image file formats

You can upload any of the following image file formats for use in your info screen;

  • jpg or jpeg
  • png
  • bmp
  • gif