9 Great Online Background Removers

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The ability to make images transparent and remove unwanted backgrounds  is a key digital skill for us all. Whether you want to hide sensitive information or create an artistically aesthetic effect, removing image background proves helpful in many situations and for several reasons. 

There are many tools to use to remove image background. The list below features some of the best among the pack. I selected the ones that are simple and easy to use. You do not need any graphic design or image editing knowledge to use them.  For removing video backgrounds, check out Unscreen. To blur backgrounds, check out these blur background apps.


1. Lunapic

Lunapic lets you remove pesky backgrounds and make your images transparent. You can upload an image or use its URL to start editing it. Lunapic also provides a bunch of other editing features including: paste/blend, adding text, drawing tools, add borders, crop, and many more. Additionally, Lunapic is free and  does not require any sign-up or login.


2. BeFunky

BeFunky offers a powerful background remover that allows you to remove the background of any image and make it transparent or replace it with a solid colour. Simply upload your image to BeFunky photo editor and click on Cutout and then tap Remove Background button. BeFunky automatically detects the background of your images and erases it. 

Once your image background is removed you can either keep the background transparent or add a new background colour. When done click to save your image. Use PNG format if you want to keep the image background transparent or select JPG for photos that have solid coloured background. 


3. Fotor Background Remover

Fotor is a photo editor that provides a wide range of editing features including image background removal. Fotor is simple and easy to use: upload your photo to the editor or drag and drop it there. Fotor detects the background and automatically deletes it. Click to save and download your edited photo. Fotor also offers other interesting features to help you create beautiful images including the ability to add photo effects, clipart and text to photo, free templates, and more.


4- ClipDrop

I have already reviewed ClipDrop in a previous post in the past. I use ClipDrop  on my Mac to capture screenshots and remove image backgrounds. ClipDrop automatically removes backgrounds from captured images. You can also upload images to your ClipDrop account and remove their backgrounds. The app also lets you "easily capture any visual from your physical surroundings and paste it right into your digital documents".


5- Removebg

Removebg is another good image background remover that allows you to easily remove backgrounds from images you upload. Removebg is also free and you can use it without having to sign up. ToyaNicol3 has this interesting video explaining how to use removebg to remove image background to use in Google Slides. Watch the video to learn more.


6- Adobe Express



Adobe Express enables anyone to quickly remove background from any picture, Other features provided by this platform include the ability to easily create standout social graphics, logos, flyers, banners, add animation, convert images and videos, create GIFs, export PDFs, add filters, and so much more. Adobe Express offers  thousands of trending templates to help bring any project to life. Collaborate with your colleagues through shared templates and libraries.


7. AI-powered tools

AI Image Enlarger and Background Eraser are two handy tools that enable you to easily remove image backgrounds. Using artificial technology, these tools are pretty simple and easy to use allowing you to generate awesome visuals. Simply upload your image and click to have its background removed. You can then download the final result to your computer. 


8- Remove picture backgrounds in PowerPoint

If you use Microsoft PowerPoint you will have access to its internal background remover feature. You simply upload your picture and click/double click on it, Picture Format appears. Click on Remove background button at the left corner. Watch this video to learn more about how to remove image backgrounds in PowerPoint.


9. Canva

Canva is another good image background remover. You simply upload your image, click on Effects, and choose Background remover. Keep in mind that the background remover is a premium feature. Watch this video to learn more about how to remove image background in Canva.

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