Use Own Photo for Blog's Background

Responding to many requests, Blogger now gives users the ability to upload their own background image for their blog. It's a new Template Designer feature which is currently available in Blogger in Draft. Here's how to use your own photo for your blog's background.

Template Designer
  • Login to Blogger in Draft.
  • Go to Design > Template Designer > Background.
  • Click on Background Image, and you’ll notice a new “Upload image” option, which will allow you to select and upload your image.
  • For images that fill the entire background, Blogger recommends using a resolution of 1800 pixels wide and 1600 pixels high, and file size less than 200KB to minimize blog pages loading time.
  • JPEG, GIF, and PNG format for images are supported.
Using a personalized blog background in normal mode is possible. However, you will need a little CSS coding know-how for customization. This new feature in Blogger Template Designer makes it easier for ordinary users to do that.

Additional details about this new feature are available on this page.

Update, September 9, 2010: This feature has graduated from Blogger in Draft and is now available on all Blogger blogs.