How to Change Your Background on a Logitech Webcam

by Ryan Menezes

Logitech's QuickCam software includes a feature called Privacy Shade, which changes the background of your broadcast image. Privacy Shade replaces your background with a still image, such as a landscape. Changing your background can help hide your office from customers or clients if your environment is messy or otherwise embarrasses you.


Start Logitech's QuickCam software, which is located in the Start menu's All Programs folder.


Click the shade icon, which is located below the icon of a mask, to open a gallery of alternate backgrounds.


Click one of the included images. Alternatively, click "Browse" to open a dialog box, and then navigate to and select an image from your computer that you want to set as your webcam background.


  • This gimmick may unnerve others in the conversation, and if you wish to hide your surroundings, you can also simply start a voice call.

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Ryan Menezes is a professional writer and blogger. He has a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Boston University and has written for the American Civil Liberties Union, the marketing firm InSegment and the project management service Assembla. He is also a member of Mensa and the American Parliamentary Debate Association.

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