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How to Remove Picture Background in PowerPoint

by Christine Smith • 2024-01-11 10:29:07 • Proven solutions

PowerPoint is one of the most widely used presentation software that supports additional features as well. If the program is already installed on your system, you can even use it for removing the image backgrounds and make them transparent. Learn about how to remove background in PowerPoint and other tools in the following parts of the topic.

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Part 1. How to make a picture background transparent in PowerPoint

PowerPoint comes with a built-in background remover function using which the original background of the image can be removed and converted into a transparent one. Using the software, you can either remove the solid-color background to transparent or can make the single color transparent.

Steps on how to remove picture background in PowerPoint:

Step 1: Launch the PowerPoint presentation app on your system and then open the slide with the desired image.

Step 2: Choose the image and then in a new tab called Picture Tools Format is added to the app.

Choose the image and then in a new tab

Step 3: Next, got to Picture Tools Format and then choose the Remove Background option. The PowerPoint app will color the image into the pick colors for the parts it assumes as the background.

Step 4: You can further customize the area by selecting Mark Areas to Keep or Mark Areas to Remove function. Next, you need to make a line around the picture area.

make a line around the picture area

Step 5: To apply the changes, select the Keep Changes option.

Note: If you find the transparency of the image to be low, the above steps can be repeated.

Part 2. Best Auto Background Remover make you no worries in background transparent

If you are searching for a tool that automatically removes the background of images in an effortless manner, Wondershare UniConverter is the best one to consider. This desktop software is compatible with all the latest Windows and Mac systems and allows you to remove background from images in JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, and BMP format. The process is quick using AI and the quality of the image is retained.

  • Allows to remove background from images in JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, and BMP format
  • Batch processing supported that allows removing the background of multiple images at a time
  • Simple and user-friendly interface
  • Check the image details before and after processing
  • Uses AI to automatically remove the background
  • Additional features include image editing, video download, conversion, recording, and much more.
  • Windows and Mac compatible

Steps to remove the background using Wondershare UniConverter:

Step 1 Open Wondershare Background Remover

Download, install and open the software. On the main interface choose the Background Remover option from the Toolbox section.

Open Wondershare Background Remover

Step 2 Add images to be processed

Click on the center + sign or the Add Files icon at the top-left corner to browse and import the images to be processed. Multiple files for batch processing can be added.

Add Files to Wondershare Background Remover

Step 3 Remove background

To check the image details before processing, tap on the Click to check details option over the image. The file Location tab will let you choose the folder on the system to save the processed images.

Finally, click on the Start button for the software to remove the background and make them transparent.

Remove backgrounds from images

Part 3. 3 Online automatic background remover you cannot miss

Online tools are also good when the background from a few images is to be removed without any need for advanced features. These tools are simple, free, and works from the browser without any hassles of software download or installation. Listed below are the top 3 tools in the category.


This is a simple to use online tool that lets you browse and import the image or simply drag and drop to the interface for the process. The background is removed automatically and the processed file is available for local download in normal quality. You can even download the image in HD quality with free sign-up.



  • Simple to use online tool
  • Automatically removes background
  • No software download needed


  • HD quality download requires sign-up with the tool
  • No batch processing support
  • No option for file customization

2. Wondershare PixCut

This is another simple to use browser-based tool that allows automatic image background removal. The tool needs no sign-up or installation and works directly from the browser. You simply have to add the image and the tool will process it. The image with transparent background will be available for download.

Wondershare PixCut


  • Free to use simple tool
  • Automatically removes the background
  • The interface shows the preview of the original and the processed image


  • Multiple files cannot be processed
  • HD quality file download requires signing up with the tool.

3. FocoClipping

This is an online tool that works straight from your browser and allows removing image background automatically or manually as needed. The interface is simple and the process comes with additional features like hair touchup, defining edges, refining edges, and more. The processed files can be saved in JPG or PNG format as needed.



  • Free to use online tool with user-friendly interface
  • Option for automatic and manual processing
  • Option to select the target format as JPG or PNG


  • Limited files can be processed
  • Internet-dependent
  • The processed file needs to be downloaded


PowerPoint and online tools are decent tools for removing image backgrounds. For automatic removal with AI, Wondershare UniConverter works as the best tool. Not only removing background, the software works as a complete toolbox supporting a wide range of functions and features.

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