In regular image editing tools like Photoshop and GIMP, removing an image background can take a lot of time, depending on the complexity of the image you want to remove the background of. You need to use an appropriate selection tool to select the area you want to preserve before deleting the unselected area.
If you are looking for an instant way to remove the image background, you can try one of the tools in the list below. We tried the tools below using the following same image. You can try yourself and compare the results before deciding which tool you eventually use for your projects.
Remove.bg is one of the best tools to remove image background online. This tool provides an accurate enough result as you can see on the screenshot above. You can simply upload the image you want to remove the background of and the tool will automatically process the background removal. No further step is required. You can download the result in a PNG format without a watermark. You can use Remove.bg for free, but limited to only one credit. If you want to use it for on a regular basis, you can subscribe to one of the offered plans. While you can use Remove.bg via the web browser, a Photoshop plugin is also available. There is also a desktop app for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
2. Clipping Magic
The way Clipping Magic works is pretty similar to Remove.bg in which you just need to upload your image to remove its background. No extra action is required. The result offered by this tool is pretty accurate as you can see on the screenshot above. The tool also offers editing tools such as a tool to crop the image, color adjustments, white balance, and so on. However, you need to subscribe to download the result. Clipping Magic is a great enough option for regular use.
PhotoScissors is a great solution if you need an instant way to change the background of an image. After removing the background of your image, this tool allows you to fill the transparent background with a solid color or image. You can download the result in a low resolution for free without a watermark. If you need to download a result in a high resolution, you need to make a purchase. In addition to the web, PhotoScissors is also available for Windows and Mac.
Compared to Remove.bg and Clipping Magic, the result generated by PhotoScissors is less accurate. As you can see on the screenshot above, there is still a pole on the left side area.
The bottom line
There are actually a lot of other online image editing tools out there, including Pixlr, BeFunky, and Photoshop Express. However, they don’t offer an instant way to remove the image background like the three tools above. Instead, you still need to manually select the area you want to preserve and delete the unselected area. The three tools above are pretty useful for professional designers.