Favorite Backdrops? Share with us!

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Do you have a favorite backdrop image that you find works well for many of your projects?


We are looking to accumulate a variety of examples that we can share with other users as a bonus catalog!

If you would like to contribute any images for consideration as a backdrop, please send your samples to:


We have found that good backdrops typically have a horizon line at about 1/2 the height of the total image. They also need to be a minimum of 1920 pixels wide in order to have enough resolution on screen.



*Any images submitted must be yours to share as owner and author. Please do not share other artists' work that you do not have rights and permission to distribute. Chief Architect may modify images for optimization and purposes and contact you for more information about any submitted images.

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Emigrant lake in early spring.   The horizon may be a little high, but could be cropped.


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Here are a couple of shots that afford the somewhat

unique opportunity to show the same background in

two different seasons.



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Thanks for the submissions! I think many of these are good, we do often crop or "fix" parts of the images in order for them to work even better as backdrops. However, it appears images attached in the forum are limited to 1200px wide. We need larger resolution images to work better with today's bigger monitors.

Could each of you e-mail your photos to I think we will be able to retrieve a better version of the file through e-mail.

Glenn, yes, those look good! The grassy scene may need the tree removed in the foreground, but aside from that, they seem like good candidates!

Thanks again everyone for sharing!

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Here's a Central Oregon winter shot.

If it will work I can email


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I will send them in, but not for about 3 weeks.

I am away from home.

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