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.
Zyro is basically a website builder service, but it also offers some handy tools related to website creation. One of which is an AI-powered background remover. You can use it when you need to create a transparent image for things like product image, marketing image, staff photos, and so on. The result generated by the tool is accurate enough, as you can see on the screenshot above. The tool itself is pretty easy to use. You just need to upload the image you want to remove the background of and the tool will do the rest. No registration is required to use the tool. Once the background removing process is done, you can download the result in an original size. You can use the background remover tool of Zyro for free.
2. AI Background Remover by Icons8
Icons8 is a website that offers creative assets like icons, images, and music. In addition, the website also offers tools to support your design projects. One of which an AI-powered background remover which you can use to effortlessly remove the background of the image as you can see on the screenshot above. The background removal process is extremely straightforward. You just need to upload the image you want to remove the background of and the Icons8 will do the rest. Once the background is removed, you can download the image (in PNG format) in an original dimension. You can use the background remover of Icons8 for free without an account required, but you are limited to only 3 images. You can create an account to upload more images.
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.
Clickmajic is web-based image background remover. Meaning that you can use it regardless of the operating system you use. It’s pretty easy to use. You just need to upload the image you want to remove the background of and Clickmajic will do the rest. No extra steps required from your end. Once the background is removed, you can simply click the Download button to download the image to your computer. There are two image formats offered by Clickmajic that you can download: Preview and HD. The Preview format doesn’t require you to create a Clickmajic account to download, while the HD format requires one.
5. 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.