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How to Crop Your Webcam in OBS Studio

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Does your webcam exceed the dimensions of your custom overlay? Do you need to crop out an area of your room? Sometimes you need to crop a webcam image in OBS Studio (Open Broadcaster Software) before you can stream on Twitch, Facebook Gaming, or YouTube Gaming.

  1. OBS Studio has been the leading program for streaming and capturing video since its launch. Many people have used it to showcase their game play with the hope of making it big on Twitch. Fortunately, you can use this simple method to quickly change the size of your video source with your mouse.

    This article will cover how you can crop or resize the source selected in OBS Studio so that you can create the content you wish.

    How to Crop Webcam Source on OBS Studio

    Whether you use a green screen or show your background, it is important to know how to crop your webcam in OBS. This way, you can ensure that your viewers are able to see the rest of your screen. This will allow you to show off more of the game you are playing.

    To crop your webcam image in OSB Studio, use the inbuilt crop feature by following these steps:

    Step 1

    If you haven’t already, add your webcam to OBS Studio by adding it as a source. Once you can see it in your preview window, you’ll be able to move on to the next step.

  2. Step 2

    Press the “alt” key on your keyboard as you adjust the camera, then right-click on one of the red lines and drag the edges you want to crop. (The lines will turn green as you crop them). 

  3. Step 3

    crop OBS webcam

    Press “alt” again to remove the cropping, then adjust the camera until the lines turn red again. 

  4. Step 4

    Stop cropping when you are satisfied. While you can keep to the aspect ratio if you choose, you can make your webcam in OBS Studio any rectangular shape you wish when using the edit transform option.

Decorate Your Cropped Screen

Once you have cropped your webcam, you can remove the background with a chroma key screen or decorate it with stickers or overlays. Try to keep things on brand, matching your colors, themes, and the style of content you produce.

Other Tutorials for OBS

If you want to learn more about OBS or find new tips on how you can improve the look of your screen, check out the following guides:

Conclusion

Whether you are streaming on Twitch or filming videos for YouTube, you can crop your webcam so that you can show more of the video or add special effect filters. All you’ll need to do is left-click on the source and adjust the picture size.

We hope this post has helped you learn a little more about the settings of OBS so that you can create more great content in front of your green screen.

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Luci

Luci is a novelist, freelance writer, and active blogger. A journalist at heart, she loves nothing more than interviewing the outliers of the gaming community who are blazing a trail with entertaining original content. When she’s not penning an article, coffee in hand, she can be found gearing her shieldmaiden or playing with her son at the beach.

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