Remove Background

Remove and replace the background of videos and images with ease

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Easy background removal

With Kapwing's smart background removal tool, you can isolate people from the background of a video or image, without a green screen. All it takes is a few clicks. Open Kapwing and upload your own media. With your layer selected, click the "Effects” tab and select the "Remove Background" option. Our AI will automatically remove the background!

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How to remove background from video or image

  1. Apply effect

    Upload a video or image from your device, or use a link from YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, etc.

  2. Remove Background

    Click the “Remove Background” button in the Effects tab and give it a few seconds to load and start applying the neural network. When it's done, you will see a preview of which areas will be removed.

  3. Export & download/share!

    Upload or search for a new background using the Upload or Images buttons in the upper toolbar. When everything looks just right, hit the Export button and give Kapwing some time to process your project. Once it's done, you can download your finished video or share it directly on social media!

Remove Background from Any Video or Image Online

Using your computer, phone, or tablet, click “Upload” to find a video or image you have saved already, or paste a link to any media from the web like Instagram, Google Drive, Google Images, or Instagram. The Remove Background tool on Kapwing lets you simply click a button and all the work is done by AI.

The tool will take a few seconds to remove the background, but once the background has been removed, you will see the main foreground of your video in real time. You can then add an image or a different video background to go with your original video/image. You can also take the video or image with background removed and add it as an overlay on top of another video.

Kapwing's online video editor can also be used to time the videos out together so that a video with the background removed can be used with another video. You can trim the videos easily and add additional things like text and images. We hope you enjoy this free tool from Kapwing!

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I remove the background from a video?

To remove the background from a video, use a video editor with an advanced erase tool that automatically removes video backgrounds or provides you with a tool to erase video background yourself. The online video editor, Kapwing, automatically removes the background from any video in only two clicks, allowing you to change the background in a video to anything.

Can I edit video background without green screen?

Yes! Edit any video backgrounds without having a green screen by using an AI-powered video editor like Kapwing. While you can use TikTok’s green screen feature, Kapwing supports long-form and short-form video content and can automatically remove the background from your video all in one browser. Save your money on heavy equipment and a green screen, and let smart technology to do the work for you.

How do I remove the background from a video on my iPhone?

Use an online video editor or a video editing app to remove the background from a video on your iPhone. A manual or automatic erase tool will let you erase the background from your video. While there are many online video editors and apps to choose from, Kapwing is a great mobile-friendly editing tool that is completely accessible online for anyone. Not only does Kapwing automatically remove video backgrounds on your iPhone, but also supports many other devices including Androids, Google Pixels, Macbooks, Windows PCs, and more.

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