Magic Wand Tool Online: Remove Backgrounds For Free

A Magic Wand tool lets you erase multiple sections of a photo with just a click. I'll show you how to use one online.

Magic Wand Tool Online: Remove Backgrounds For Free

Removing the background from your image opens a world of opportunity for creativity, and there’s nothing better than the automatic Image Background Remover and the Magic Wand tool to make this happen. Here's why!

Erasing your background with an automatic tool can leave behind unwanted sections, or remove parts you want to keep in the picture. Alternatively, using a manual photo eraser tool takes forever and can leave behind messy lines. A Magic Wand tool and using AI to do the job for you, on the other hand, is somewhere in the middle. You can replace large sections by clicking on areas of the same color, and remove smaller sections for a clean edit. To try this tool out on your images, follow the steps below.

  1. Upload your image
  2. Remove the background
  3. Export and download

1. Upload your image

In this tutorial, I'm using a free magic wand tool found in Kapwing to change the background of my picture. For new users, Kapwing is a free browser-based video editor with intuitive tools designed by and for creators. First, open Kapwing's Remove Background From Image  tool from any device and upload your image.

Click "Choose an image" to add your picture into Kapwing or to begin with a blank canvas.

2. Remove the background

Once you've uploaded your own image, select "Erase" in the right-hand sidebar. Here, you have a couple ways you can remove the background to your image:

The Remove Background tool automatically removes the background image for you in one click. It's that easy.

The Erase tool lets you manually remove the background image, giving you full control over the erase process. You can also choose to restore the image if you decide not to remove a part that you just erased.

The Erase tool in Kapwing.

The Magic Wand lets you click the area you want to remove and turns them gray before you remove the section. That way, you get an idea of what your image will look after removing an area from the picture. You can adjust the sensitivity to remove a smaller or bigger section of the background. When you’ve selected the perfect area, click Remove Pixels to erase. If there’s an outline leftover just zoom in and select the area that didn’t erase, or use the manual Erase tool.

The Magic Wand in Kapwing.

3. Export and download

Once you’ve perfected your image, click Export Project in the top right and click Download on the final page to save your image as a transparent PNG image file.

Export transparent image file after removing the background.

If you're not signed into a Kapwing account, sign in or sign up using your Google or Facebook account – once you've signed into a Kapwing account, the watermark in the lower right corner will be removed from your final image.

I hope this article helps you erase the background of any photos in seconds! If you're interested in more tips and tutorials on creating digital content in 2021, check out the videos on our YouTube channel Kapwing App. And while you're here, read through some related articles on simple image editing tools to use in your browser: