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4 Popular Ways to Remove the White Background from PNG [Online FREE & Offline in Batch]

by Christine Smith • 2021-12-24 18:00:23 • Proven solutions

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There may be several reasons when you would want to remove the white background from your PNG files and make it transparent. For instance, using a transparent logo, cut-out of a product, and more. Removing the background from the images would need a specialized tool and if you too are searching for one, you are on the right page. Check out the top free online as well as offline tools that will help you to remove white background.

Part 1. How to remove white background in Illustrator

Developed by Adobe Inc, Illustrator is a graphics editing and designing tool supporting multiple functions. Illustrator is a part of the Adobe Creative Cloud family of the app and background removal is one of the long lists of the supported functions that can be performed using different techniques. The 2 methods that can be used for removing the background are using clipping mask and using image trace. Below listed are the steps of the clipping mask method.

Illustrator

Steps to remove white background from PNG using Illustrator Clipping Mask function:

Step 1: Launch the installed Illustrator app on your phone and then click on File > Open to browse and import the PNG image.

Step 2: After the image is added to the software, you need to zoom in by clicking on the magnifying glass icon.

Step 3: Next, click on the area of the file that you wish to zoom in on. A precise outline is to be created around the image for the part that you wish to preserve. Zooming will help you to get better controls.

Step 4: For simple images, the Magic Wand tool can also be used.

Step 5: Use the fountain pen icon from the toolbar that will help to create a series of outlines and shapes.

Step 6: When all the selection is done, the object of the image will now have a dotted outline.

Step 7: Next, tap on the white mouse cursor that will let you choose the sub-selection tool.

Step 8: Click on the black mouse cursor icon that will open the Select Tool.

Step 9: To select the image as well as the image outline, hold the Shift key and then tap on the image and then click on the created outline.

Step 10: Next, right-click on the outline and then choose Create Clipping Mask option that will remove everything except the image present inside the outline.

Step 11: Finally save the file by clicking on File > Save as and then choose the file name, and the format.

Part 2. How to remove the white background using GIMP

GIMP is a free-to-use open-source graphics editor that can be used for editing as well as manipulation of images. Removing the background of the images is one of the supported functions. The software is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. The process of removing the background using GIMP is simple and quick.

GIMP

Steps on how to remove the white background from a picture using GIMP:

Step 1: Open the GIMP tool on the hour system and add the image to be processed. Alternatively, you can also right-click the image and choose the “Edit With GIMP” option.

Step 2: When the image is added to the interface, right-click the same and select to colors option and then choose the Color to Alpha option. The function can also be used from the top bar.

Step 3: Next click on the OK button that will change the white background of the added image to transparent. (Choose a block of colors between From and To Alpha.)

Step 4: Finally, go to the Export As option and save the file at your desired location and with the desired name.

Part 3. How to remove the white background from a picture online free

Wondershare Pixcut is an online tool that works from your browser and allows removing the background from images and make it transparent. Free to use, the tool uses AI for automatic removal of the background quickly and in a hassle-free manner. You can either add the local file or also a link in case of an online file. The standard quality processed file can be downloaded to your local system after the process. The preview of the original and the processed file is also shown on the interface.

Wondershare PixCut

Steps to use online white bg remover:

Step 1: Open Wondershare PixCut and click on Upload Image to browse and add the PNG file from your system,

Step 2: The tool will upload and start processing the added image

Step 3: The interface will show the origin BG Removed files. The processed file can be downloaded by clicking on Download Free button.

Part 4. How to auto-remove background from multiple pictures in one click

To remove background from multiple images in a single click Wondershare UniConverter works as the best software. The software can be quickly downloaded on your Windows as well as Mac systems and then it is all set to automatically remove the background from PNG as well as other popular image formats. The AI of the software ensures that the image quality is retained during the process. The process is quick and simple that makes the tool apt for all users.

  • Automatically remove the background from the images using AI
  • Batch processing that allows removing background from multiple images at a time
  • Allows to check the image details before and after the process
  • Support for PNG, JPG, JPEG, BMP, and GIF image formats
  • Support to a wide range of additional features like image editing, video conversion, video download, recording, and more
  • Windows and Mac support

Steps to remove white background from pictures using Wondershare UniConverter

Step 1 Launch Wondershare Background remover

Open the installed software and from the Toolbox section, click on the Background Remover option.

Open Wondershare Background Remover

Step 2 Add PNG images

Click on the Add Files icon or the + sign to browse and import the PNG files to be processed. Multiple files can be added for batch processing. You can even drag and drop the files to the interface.

Add Files to Wondershare Background Remover

Step 3 Check file details and remove the background

Move the mouse over the added image and tap on the Click to check details button that will open the file in a new pop-up window. The system folder to save the processed file can be selected from the File Location tab.

Finally, click on the Start button to start the file processing and remove the background from all the added images.

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Summary

Multiple tools and programs for removing the background from PNG images are discussed below. The choice depends on the number of files you have, features needed, and budget. Online tools and freeware are good for the basic processing of few files but if you are looking for lossless quality images with added functions, Wondershare UniConverter is the best. 

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