Instantly remove any background from any image for free

Use the power of AI and Microsoft Designer to remove the background of any image in seconds.

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Online retail

Draw more attention to your products, make them more appealing, and help them stand out with a simple and clean background.

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Graphic design

When designing, removing the background from a photo or image makes it easier to place it on a different background or use it in a collage or montage.

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Social media

Images with clean backgrounds look more visually appealing on social media and increase engagement with your audience. Plus, removing the background on still images makes them easier to add to TikTok videos.

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Web design

Create a crisp minimalist look for your website when you remove backgrounds from your images. Removing backgrounds means smaller image file sizes, which can help speed up page load times.

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Marketing and advertising

Ditch the distractions and get your audience to focus on what you want them to. Whether you're using digital or print designs, removing the background from images makes it easier to know what's important.

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Presentations and documents

Cut down on the visual clutter so your presentations and documents have maximum impact. Highlight important graphics or images by removing their backgrounds and including them in key points.

Some things you can do by removing image backgrounds

Generate professional product images

Instead of an elaborate photography setup, take a photo with your phone or any digital camera, use Microsoft Designer to remove the background, then replace it with a solid color for a clean, gorgeous image that showcases your product.

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Isolate logos and design elements

Removing the background helps you isolate and reuse logos or other design elements from a previous design, photo, or image scan, so it's easier to create pro-looking marketing materials, business cards, and more.

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Create fun things with your photos

Use background remover to create a profile picture that highlights you, make cute collages of friends, or create images of your pets that you can layer into any design you like.

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Frequently asked questions

To use the background remover feature, open Microsoft Designer, select My Media, then upload your photo or image. Then, with the photo or image selected, select the Remove background button. The image background will be removed automatically, leaving you with the main image to place on whatever background you choose or use by itself with your design.

The Microsoft Designer background remover feature doesn't work with video footage, but you can save a still image from your video, remove the background from that still image using Designer, then use the resulting image in videos you create for YouTube and TikTok. Plus, erasing the background to create a clean, crisp image is helpful for social media views.
The preview of the Microsoft Designer app, including background remover, is available for free. Microsoft will collect user feedback and make improvements during this period. Once the app is ready for general availability, it will be available both as a free app and with more premium features available to Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscribers.

Sure! Designer apps for iOS and Android are coming soon. In the meantime, sign in to Designer, select My media > From phone, use your phone's camera to scan the QR code that appears, then select Select files and follow the steps. You can also add files from Google Drive™, Dropbox, Google Photos™, and OneDrive.