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Online Background Remover

Erase clutter and make your subject shine with Canva’s one-click image background remover. Try it once for free, and have your image download-ready in mere seconds. Drag and drop your image file, remove the background, then use it for all your project and presentation needs.

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How to remove the background from a picture

Wipe out distractions instantly

Remove the background of an image

Need a quick headshot for your CV or a custom photo for tomorrow’s class presentation? Simply tap “BG Remover” in our intuitive editor, then remove the background and use your image however you like! Try it once for free. The image background remover on Canva speeds up the editing process by instinctively detecting the foreground in your photo, so you can focus on what matters most.

Transform images for any purpose

Remove the background of any objects in an image

Background Remover works on a range of images, from people and animals to objects. Upload in JPG, PNG, HEIC, or HEIF formats, or choose a stock photo from our library to remove the image background. Even with no design experience, get gorgeous product shots for your e-commerce site or create a collage of images. Use Background Remover once for free, or unlock unlimited design possibilities by making your photo background transparent using Canva’s transparent image maker(opens in a new tab or window). Then sign up for Canva Pro for unlimited usage and access to more tools like Video Background Remover(opens in a new tab or window).

Cut perfectly to your needs

Erase and restore the background removed from an image

Use our online background remover to make precise adjustments to your photos and achieve the perfect cutout. Taper the edges by erasing or restoring portions of the background. Set a new scene by picking a new background from the stock library. Then, spice up your image with filters(opens in a new tab or window) and enhancers(opens in a new tab or window). Try Background Remover once for free, and generate stunning visuals that drive your message home. Show them you mean business and fine-tune your slides before converting PPT to PDF(opens in a new tab or window) online.

How to remove the background from an image

How to remove the background from an image

Launch Canva on the app or a web browser. Start a new design project from scratch, or choose a pre-made template from our gallery.

Select your file from your device or drag and drop it onto the page. Canva will immediately turn your image file into an editable design.

Select your image, click Edit Photo, then tap BG Remover to remove the background. Refine your photo by selecting Configure and dragging the brushes across the portions you want to adjust.

Go beyond simple background removal with our powerful photo editor. Crop your image to reframe it, add text to tell a better story, or find other graphic elements to complement your design.

Download your image once for free as a high-resolution PNG file. Share it online or use it for your brand assets, presentations, and other digital design materials.

Frequently Asked Questions

Look no further for the best background remover. Our tool makes automatic background removal effortless. Simply drag and drop your photo to instantly upload and open a new design project in our online editor. Select your photo, then click BG Remover to work your magic. The tool is free for you to try once, then you can sign up for a Pro account to continue using our photo background remover.

Our platform lets you remove image backgrounds, and you can use it for free one time. There’s no need to learn complicated tools or software. When you remove the background of an image, the canvas turns transparent, and you can save it once as a high-resolution PNG file for use in your projects and presentations. If you need to use the tool more than once, consider upgrading to Pro for unlimited usage plus access to our advanced editing tools like Video Background Remover.

You can immediately make a new backdrop once you’ve removed the existing image background. Browse our extensive media library to find stock images of patterns, lines, and shapes, or upload your own. Click on your chosen image and adjust its position on the canvas. Then scale, move, and layer the original image to position it on the new background.
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