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Remove Image Background

Erase the background of any image in one click

Automatically remove image backgrounds

Erasing the background of an image can make all sorts of new projects possible. Logos, stickers, overlays, emotes, green screen memes, digital picture frames, stickers, and photoshop-style images all require that you make part of your photo transparent before making it a PNG file or replacing the background with something else. Instead of erasing images pixel by pixel, you'll save time with our automatic image background removing tool.

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How to Remove Background from Images Online

  1. Upload your image

    Upload the image you want to erase the background from.

  2. Remove the background

    With the photo selected, click the “Erase” button in the edit menu. The background will automatically get removed, leaving a transparent background.

  3. Download your new image

    You can add a new background to your image or make other adjustments, then click the “Export” button to download your new image with a transparent background.

Remove Image Background

Remove Background from Photos Online

Removing an image background might sound complicated, but it's easy with this online background removal tool from Kapwing. Using the background eraser, creators can remove any unwanted parts of an image automatically or manually.

Using your computer, phone, or tablet, click Upload to find an image you have saved already, or paste a link to any image location on the web like Instagram, Google Drive, or Google Images. The Kapwing Background Remover allows you to remove backgrounds automatically or using the eraser to delete specific parts. After clicking Erase, your image background will be removed automatically. To erase parts of your picture manually, select the Erase tool and click & drag over the parts of your photo you want to remove. Alternatively, use the Restore button to recover parts of the photo that were erased. Change the eraser size using the slider.

When you're done erasing your background, you can add a new background to your picture by adding a different image and sending it backward, or making edits like adding animated text and image filters. You can also select the transparent background option to create a PNG. Once you're done, hit Export to process the finished file, then share your creation directly from Kapwing to social media platforms like Instagram or Facebook, or download it straight to your device.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I remove a background from an image?
There are tools that help you remove image backgrounds automatically or manually such as Kapwing, which is online and lets you do both. After uploading an image to Kapwing, an algorithm analyses the background of the photo and removes it in one click. Alternatively, you can use an image eraser and click & drag to remove certain pixels.
How do I make a JPEG image background transparent?
You can make a JPEG image transparent by erasing the background using an image eraser like Kapwing. After uploading your image, click Erase to automatically remove the background. Then click the gray area next to the canvas and choose the transparent background color option. The image will have the checkerboard background when it's transparent.
How can I erase part of a picture?
You can erase parts of a picture using an image erasing app or software. Kapwing is an online image eraser that allows you to do this automatically or pixel by pixel.

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