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How to Remove Background from Image in Photoshop

by Christine Smith • 2024-01-11 10:29:06 • Proven solutions

When it comes to editing images, Adobe Photoshop is one of the most preferred and widely used tools by designers, photographers, artists, and other professionals owing to its wide range of supported functions. To make the best use of the software, it is important to have a thorough knowledge of its function and uses. Learn in detail about how to remove background from image photoshop and other tools in the following parts.

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Part 1. How to remove the background of a picture in Photoshop

Developed by Adobe, Photoshop is a graphics editing tool that supports multiple functions to help you customize the images and get the desired results. Among the long list of the supported functions, removing the background of an image is one of the widely used. To further add to the list of the features, Photoshop Plugins which are the ad-on programs can be used.

For the basic removal of the background from an image, the Quick Selection Tool of the software works best. The software also has a built-in Remove Background Tool, though edges are not very clean in it. If needed, you can even use a plug-in to get the task done.

Steps on how to remove background from image in Photoshop:

Step 1: Open the desired image in the Photoshop tool.

Step 2: At the right-hand side, Layer Panel click on the + button to create a new Layer.

Step 3: Next, choose the Background Layer and then you can deselect the others

Step 4: Ensure that the panel is expanded so that the Quick Actions dropdown menu is shown

Step 5: Finally, from the Quick Actions menu tap on the Remove Background option.

Another way is to remove the background photoshop plug-in.

Part 2. [Quickest] Best Photoshop Alternative to remove backgrounds from images in one click

Photoshop is a good tool for removing image background and other editing tasks but the software has a steep learning curve. So, if you are looking for an alternative that is quick, simple, and effective, we suggest Wondershare UniConverter. This excellent software allows you to remove the background from your images and make them transparent in one click. The tool automatically removes the background without any need for any customized selection.

Features of Wondershare UniConverter

  • Supports common image formats like JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, and BMP
  • Allows removing the background automatically and in one click
  • Option to check the details of the image before as well as after the process
  • Fast processing
  • Supports batch processing
  • Windows and Mac support

How to remove backgrounds from images in one click using the best Photoshop Background Remover Alternative:

Step 1 Choose Wondershare Background Remover and add images

Launch the installed software on your system and from the Toolbox section, choose the Background Remover function. Click on the Add Files icon or the + sign to browse and add the images to be processed. Multiple images can be added for batch processing.

Open Wondershare Background Remover

Step 2 Check image details

All the added images will appear on the interface. Move the mouse over the image and tap on the Click to check details option that will open the image in a new big pop-up window.

Add Files to Wondershare Background Remover

Step 3 Remove Background from images at once

At the File Location tab, you can choose the system folder where you want to save the processed files. Finally, tap on the Start button at the bottom-right corner to start removing the background from the added images.

Remove backgrounds from images

After the process is complete, tap on the Click to check details option on the image to check the transparent background.

Part 3. 3 Online Photoshop Alternatives to remove backgrounds from pictures

Online tools also work as decent alternatives to Photoshop for removing background from the images. These programs are free to use and require no software download or installation. Check out the widely used online tools in this category below.


This is a free-to-use browser-based tool that allows you to remove the image background and perform other editing functions. Local images in all key formats can be added to the tool for the process. The tool is simple to use and the background is removed automatically using AI. The option to fine-tune the image is also there where you can change the size, softness and customize using other functions. The processed image can be downloaded to the local system.


Steps to remove backgrounds using Pixlr:

Step 1: Open PIXLR and click on OPEN IMAGE to add the image from your system.

Step 2: The tool will start processing the added image to remove the background and make it transparent.

Step 3: After the process is done, you can either download the image or can further customize it using the FINE TUNE option.

2. Adobe Spark

Another widely used online tool is Adobe Spark where background from the images can be removed automatically in a few quick steps. After the process is complete, the image with transparent background is shown, and to download the same to your local system, you need to free sign-up.

Adobe Spark

Steps to use Adobe Spark to remove backgrounds from images:

Step 1: Open Adobe Spark and click on Upload your photo option.

Step 2: Next, on the new window click on the Browse on your device option to add the image from your system. You can also drag and drop the image to the interface.

Step 3: As the image is added, the tool will start processing to remove the original background and make it transparent.

You can view the processed image but to download the same, you need to sign-up with the tool.

3. Photopea

This is a complete image editing online tool that supports a wide range of useful functions. The tool allows you to select the area to be removed and make it transparent. You can further customize the image and edit its borders and other parameters using the additional functions.


Steps to remove image background using Photopea:

Step 1: Open Photopea and click on File > Open to add the image to be processed.

Step 2: After the image is added, click on Select > Magic Cut

Step 3: The image will be marked with red and green areas (Green is to be kept and red to be removed). You can further choose the area which you wish to remove and keep. The selected changes will appear on the right side of the image.

Step 4: Once the desired image appears on the right side, click on the OK at the top-right corner to confirm.

Step 5: Finally, click on File > Export As and then choose the format desired. Finally, click on the Save button from the pop-up window to save the image.

Part 4. FAQs on Adobe Photoshop remove the background

1. How to batch replace the white background with transparent in the image using Photoshop?

To batch replace the white background of images with transparent in Photoshop, a script is to be used. The steps for the process are below.

Step 1. First of all, create a folder on your system having all the images that you want to process. In the C drive create a new folder named ps and inside this ps folder create another two folders called src and out. So finally, now, you have 2 folders- c:/ps/src and c:/ps/out.

Step 2. Using the link download the script.

Step 3. Now all the images for which background needs to be removed have to be copied to c:/ps/src folder.

Step 4. Open the Adobe Photoshop software and select File > scripts > Browse. and choose the script that is downloaded.

The script will start functioning and will remove the background of all the images and make them transparent. The processed images with new transparent background will save to c:/ps/out folder.

Open the Adobe Photoshop software and select File

2. How to remove the white background from a JPEG? Can you convert JPG to PNG?

The steps to remove the white background from a JPEG using Photoshop are mentioned below.

Step 1: Open the image file in the Photoshop tool.

Step 2: Next, you need to double-click on the background layer that will convert it into a regular layer.

ouble-click on the background layer

Step 3: The magic wand tool next needs to be set on tolerance 32 from the option bar at the tool. Next, you need to untick on the Contiguous option.

Step 4: On the white area, you need to left-click and then tap on the delete button from your keyboard.

The image will now have a transparent background.

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