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Change the background color of your image

Jazz up dull backgrounds in just a few clicks. With Canva’s free photo editor, you can adjust the background colors, make the subject pop, and prepare your image for any application.

Enhance visual impact

Adjust your image background color

If your photo background is not vibrant enough, or if it’s distracting you from the subject, it’s time to change the image background color. Our AI-powered photo editor(opens in a new tab or window) lets you isolate the background and edit it independently, without changing the foreground. You can adjust the background’s white balance, brightness, contrast, and even its texture. Intensify the highlights or deepen the shadows. Soften any unnecessary elements in the background. With these small changes to the background color, you’ll give the image more depth and complexity.

Get more out of your photos

Select and edit your image background color

Need to use a picture for multiple campaigns? Change the image background color, so you can do more with your photos. Edit the backdrop color to prepare your image for Instagram posts, Facebook ads, or email marketing. You can also make subtle adjustments to produce the perfect photos for print collateral like posters, flyers, and brochures. With just a few clicks, you can change the photo’s background color to make your print and digital projects look professional, eye-catching, and unforgettable.

Create the perfect backdrop for text or graphics

Add text and change fonts to your image

You’ve spruced up the background color. What’s next? You now have a great canvas for text or graphics. Browse our free media library for icons(opens in a new tab or window), stickers(opens in a new tab or window), and other awesome graphic design elements you can use to jazz up the background. You can also easily clean up your photo with Magic Eraser.(opens in a new tab or window) If you want to put text, you have lots of cool font styles to choose from. Plus, you can crop(opens in a new tab or window), rotate(opens in a new tab or window), or flip(opens in a new tab or window) the entire image or apply fun photo filters. From the background to the foreground, our powerful photo editing tools will help you perfect your images.

How to change the image background color

How to change the image background color
Change Image Background Color

Open Canva to access our free photo editor.

Upload the image you want to edit, then drag and drop it onto a blank canvas.

Click Edit Image > Adjust. Then, under “Select area,” choose Background from the drop-down menu. Move the sliders to the left or right to change the background color of the image. Adjust the temperature, tint, brightness, vibrance, sharpness, and more.

Take your design to the next level with photo effects. Select the Effects tab to add filters, blur the photo, and access other cool photo editing tools. You can also add text or illustrations from our free media library.

Once you’re happy with the new background color, download your file as JPG, PNG, or other image formats.
Change Image Background Color

Frequently Asked Questions

You can change the background color of a JPG/JPEG, SVG, PNG, WebP, and HEIC/HEIF images on our photo editing tool. Simply upload to our editor, click Edit image, select the Adjust tab, and move the adjustment sliders to change the white balance, color, texture, and more.

Yes! Download our mobile app for free, so you can change the background color of any image, whenever and wherever you are. On top of that, our app has lots of awesome photo editing tools, like the image enhancer, watermarking, photo effects, and more.

Yes, you can edit the foreground independently. Click Edit Image above the editor, then go to the Adjust tab. Instead of selecting the Background from the drop-down menu, choose Foreground. Then, edit away.

If you want to quickly remove the white background from your photos, our premium Background Remover tool will do the trick. Then, download the image as a backgroundless PNG.
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