5 Free tools to remove background from image (compared and tested)

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It is very common that we need to remove background from images from time to time. And as you searched online, there are many tools available that you can use to remove background from images but some requires you to download the software, while others require you to register an account.

In this blog post, we compared the top 5 most popular background remover online tools so you can just go ahead and use it without any trial and testing!

We also prefer the tool to be free to use, do not need to register, and also do not need to download any software.

The following is the original image that we are using to get its background removed.

The original size of this image is 640×426 pixels.

Remove.bg

The first tool we look at is remove.bg. This is one of the most popular tools online when it comes to removing of background images. All you need to do is to go to remove.bg then upload the image that you want the background to be removed.

After uploading the image, it quickly shows the cropped version below.

In order to download the HD version, you would need to pay but the basic version is free. The image size (basic version) is 612×407 pixels which are quite close to our original size.

We also noticed that the speed of the resizing is very fast, in fact, it is one of the fastest out of all the five tools. And the results are very good and require no editing after that!

Pros:
– Don’t need to register an account.
– Don’t need to download any software.
– Fast speed.
– Good removal quality.

Cons:
– HD version only for paid customers.

Photoscissors.com

Next, let’s take a look at the other website called photoscissors.com.

The following is the processed image:

You may notice that it is not perfectly processed (the shadow was not removed under the woman’s foot). However, photoscissors allow you to edit the image so you can achieve a clean result file. But in our case, we are looking for something that does not require any further editing.

Similar to other tools, PhotoScissors only allow us to download a smaller version for free. The image size of the processed version above is 600×399 pixels. Slightly smaller compared to other free tools.

Pros:
– Don’t need to register an account.
– Don’t need to download any software.
– Allow editing after cropping.

Cons:
– Average cropping quality, some parts are not cropped (based on our experiments).
– The free version image size is smaller than other tools compared in this list.

Slazzer.com

Slazzer’s interface is very similar to remove.bg, I suspect that they are using the same backend software for the background removal technology. The speed of processing the image is also very fast like remove.bg.

Cropped image output by Slazzer

The image size (free version) is 612 x 407 px which is the same as remove.bg. The quality of the processed image is also on par with remove.bg

Pros:
– Don’t need to register an account.
– Don’t need to download any software.
– Fast speed.
– Good removal quality.

Cons:
– HD version only for paid customers.

Clippingmagic.com

ClippingMagic is another popular online tool that helps to remove background from your images. It is also very easy to use, just upload your image and it will show you the processed image shortly.

The following is the processed image from ClippingMagic.com.

The free version of the image dimension is 613×408 pixels, which is the largest size as compared with the other tools. The quality of the processed image is very good, it is on par with remove.bg.

Pros:
– Don’t need to register an account.
– Don’t need to download any software.
– Fast speed.
– Good removal quality.
– Largest size (out of the five tools compared) for the free version.

Cons:
– HD version only for paid customers.

Adobe.com

The last tool we wanted to use is adobe’s background removal tool but unfortunately, it is only available to logged-in users. So we will give it a miss!

Cons:
– Tool is only available to logged-in users.

In conclusion, we would recommend you to use remove.bg or clippingmagic.com (for slightly larger-sized image output). Both of them are very easy and fast to use.

Hope you like this recommendation!

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