Updated: Apr 3, 2022
Have you ever wanted to remove the background from an image but didn't have any skills to do it? Maybe you knew nothing about Adobe photoshop but you wanted to get your product image going on Amazon, eBay? Or you just wanted to put yourself (one the beach, mars) anywhere?
No more hustle with that, here is a list of the top 7 image editors and online Background remover tools that I have come across trying to do the same. The best part is that most of these tools are free to use, some just require an account if not a small fee to start using.
1. Canva Free Online Graphic Design Tool
Canva is an online graphic design platform that allows non-graphic designers and anyone with an idea to effortlessly create high-quality professional social media graphics, presentations, flyers, brochures, posters, documents, reports, and other visual content and publish from (your mobile or laptop) anywhere.
Beautiful design templates, workflow tools for enterprises, design school, scheduling content, branded content, hundreds of fonts, millions of photos, images, videos, graphics, photo filters are just a few of the powerful features and cool benefits in Canva and Canva Pro.
Canva’s automatic background remover tool, in my opinion, is one of the most powerful background remover tools that I have used so far. Even though it’s not free, the $12 per month and about $100 a year I am sure is a great deal given all the benefits you get when you Sign up for Canva Pro.
Besides photo editing capabilities, bran-kit, over 60 million free photos, and tens of thousands of templates, Canva also has a very powerful automatic background remover tool.
How to Remove background from any image/photo in 4 simple steps using Canva Pro
Create or open an existing design.
Select the image you want to edit from Canva photos or drag and drop it.
Click Effects from the editor toolbar.
Click Background Remover from the side panel.
Give your machine a few seconds to process the background and download it.
You can also create free presentations, social media graphics, and videos for free, without even signing up, unless you want to save your designs. The best way to understand it is Try Canva free or Learn How to use Canva free.
Jumpstory, with a lot of reviews, makes it easy to access over 25 high-quality million photos, videos, icons, and vectors sourced all over the best places online and filtered for one simple license and a low price and allows you to store or archive the images you love. It also has some photo editing capabilities.
From $25 to $195, you get unlimited image downloads, you can use your downloads for commercial use and on any platform, get a one user or multiple users account.
Jumpstory also has a powerful free background remover tool. Automatically works in seconds, and it’s Free. To use it just go here and upload your photo or drag-and-drop it and click “Remove Background” — let Jumpstory AI do the magic and then click “Download”. No login required.
PhotoScissors is a free image editing online tool which you can use to remove the background from any image without learning any new skills.
You can use PhotoScissors when you want quick product images for your eCommerce online store or product listings on eBay or Amazon, creating photo collages, retouching, photo cropping, and more.
The background remover tool in PhotoScissors is so powerful that you can even use it on transparent images like glass, supports the most popular graphics formats like PNG and JPG, and there are no technical or designer skills required for you to get started as it is easy to use.
What Can You Do With PhotoScissors?
Easily separate the foreground from the (complex) background
Remove background around hair
Remove background from transparent objects
Remove background for product listing on eBay, Etsy, or Amazon
Download popular graphic formats (PNG and JPG)
To download your edited image from PhotoScissors, however, you will be required to upgrade, unless you want to download low-resolution images.
One of the cooler things about Photoscissors is that it’s available for various operating systems like Mac, Windows, and IOS meaning more options for you.
Remove any background image 100% automatically in less than 5 seconds, without a single click, and for free. All you do is go here and upload an image and your background is automatically removed.
To download your image, click download, note for high-quality downloads you need to have a credit or buy a subscription plan for example $9 for 40 credits(Credits allow you to download high-quality images).
Each purchased plan includes a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and for Windows / Mac / Linux. You can downgrade or cancel your plan anytime just like with the other online background remover tools we have looked at so far.
Did I mention Removebg has tools & APIs for some of the most popular design programs, eCommerce sites, and computing environments? For example, the integration with Zapier allows you to connect tools like Google sheets, Shopify, Dropbox, WordPress, GitHub, Reddit, and more.
For eCommerce online store owners, using Amazon, Alibaba, eBay, and other platforms, Removebg can process up to 500 images per minute. Drag and drop as many images as you need to clean up your photos and sell more. Watch each of them being cut out 100% automatically.
You can use inPixio for personal, eCommerce, and business purposes.
When removing the background, you do NOT have to be extremely accurate when selecting areas to be removed from the image, All you have to do is use the “Remove button” to ensure the red marker touches the color of the background that you want to remove. The good thing is you can always use the “Undo” button or the “Correct” button if anything goes wrong. When you are done just go on and click “Apply” and when you are done, download your photo with the “Save Your Photo” button from the tools on the right.
What makes inPixio unique, however, from the rest of the online background removers we have seen so far is that you can upload an image from a URL.
Fotor is another powerful online photo editor and design maker. Also with a background remover tool. You can quickly extract the object or any unnecessary image background and put yourself where you want. It is not automatic though, it just needs a few clicks here and there and you can download your photo with the background removed.
Fotor being more than just a background remover tool, you can use it with Ads and watermarks or upgrade to Fotor Pro with ads-free photo editing, massive cloud storage, stickers, photo effects, Typography tools. Some of the features you could only find in Canva Pro among other online photo editing tools we have discussed here.
How do I Remove the Background from a Picture using Fotor?
From Fotor’s home page, Select “Edit Photo”
Open or upload the image that would like to edit
Fotor’s background remover and photo editing tool will open — click the “Magic Clipper” from the tools on the left
Use the green “Retain Brush” to mark the parts you want to retain, and use the red “Removal Brush” to mark the parts you wish to remove.
Click “Save” and select a format for your image.
Note that with the (background remover) Magic Clipper in Fotor, you need to upgrade to remove the watermarks, access, and download your photos.
7. Adobe Spark
Adobe Spark screenshot by Author
Adobe Spark uses machine learning for its background remover tool and the online photo editing tool which enables you to easily edit photos and add text and effects to it to improve your design. You can remove a background from a photo, add shapes, and fill different backgrounds with solid colors or whatever you like, quickly and easily. Note that you can perform similar tasks using Photoshop express online, requires an Adobe account.
How to remove the background from pictures using Adobe Spark
Upload your image — Upload from your device or import images from your Creative Cloud libraries, social media channels, Adobe Stock account, Pixabay, and Unsplash.
Removing the background (Steps for Mobile App and Desktop users)
— On Mobile: Tap the image, choose “Edit” and Remove Background
— On Web: Tap image, Remove Background using the menu on your right
3. Crop your image or Add shapes
To crop, tap the newly cutout image, select “crop” and to add a shape, start by choosing a shape, and “color” to fill the shape. You can also add text and, images and animations. Features unique to Canva Pro and Fotor Pro among the list so far.
4. Save or Share your photo — You can now download your photo or share it on social media channels directly from Adobe Spark.
Again, with Adobe Spark, you are required to sign up to access your work and download your edited photos.
Before I discovered these tools, especially Canva, Removebg, removing the background used to take me 15 up to 25 minutes or more to complete by hand depending on the complexity of the background. Time-consuming, right? Not so easy to use too.
Now with the help of these wonderful tools, you can save time by removing the background in just one click! That way you get to work faster, save time, save money, and bring more of your ideas to life.
I hope this was helpful and I hope that the next time you want to remove a background from a photo however complex it may be, you know where to go.
By the way, if you want to learn how to combine your cut out image with graphics (posters, social media posts, website) check out my Canva Pro series.
One other thing, if you want to create and launch your own website, read this.
So, What background remover tool will you use? Or which one have you been using?