About remove.bg

Remove.bg is a free service to remove the background of any photo. It works 100% automatically: You don't have to manually select the background/foreground layers to separate them - just select your image and instantly download the result image with the background removed!


Is it free?

Yes, remove.bg is 100% free for personal use.

How does it work?

We use sophisticated AI technology to detect foreground layers and separate them from the background. To improve the results we have several additional algorithms in place, for instance to improve fine details and prevent color contamination.

Why does it only work for persons, products and cars?

Our AI is trained to detect persons, products and cars as foreground and everything else as background. That's why it only works if there is at least one person in the image, if the image is a typical product or car photo. We are currently working on support for other kinds of images as well, such as animal and logo images. If you have a special request or want to tell us about your use case, we would love to hear about it!

What is the maximum image resolution?

You can upload images of any resolution. However, for performance reasons the output image is limited to 0.25 megapixels (e.g. 625 ×  400 pixels). With a premium subscription you have access to images with up to 10 megapixels (e.g. 4000 ×  2500 pixels).

Can I use remove.bg for commercial purposes?

Commercial use requires a premium subscription. With a premium subscription you also get HD and 4K images (up to 10 megapixels) and access to the remove.bg API.

Is there an API?

Yes! The remove.bg API allows you to integrate remove.bg's background removal into your app, website or workflow with only a few lines of code. Get your API key and 50 free calls per month by signing up!

Do you use my data to train your AI?

No, we do not use your data to train our AI. We only remove the background and give you the result, that's all. If, in the future, we would ever consider using image uploads for training purposes we would be very clear about it and explicitly ask for your permission in advance.

If you want to provide training data to help make remove.bg better, have a look at the training data form.

Why are you doing this?

We have spent countless hours in image editing programs ourselves and thought: There must be an easier way. So we developed remove.bg, which makes the process that often took us minutes or even hours, something to be finished with in a few seconds. Initially we had plans to build an app that uses the generated transparent images as the basis for something else. Given the promising results we thought: Why not release the background removal algorithm as-is, as a tool for the many designers, photographers, artists and other people who regularly need to remove backgrounds from images? So that's what we did.

Need help?

Have a look at the help center or get in touch!


If you experience any problems with the service or have bad results, you can reach us via email. Of course, any other feedback is welcome as well!

A Note on Privacy

Your images are uploaded through a secure SSL/TLS-encrypted connection. We process them, and temporarily store the results so you can download them. After that (about an hour later) we delete your files. We do not share your images or use them for any other purpose than removing the background and letting you download the result.
Want to know more? Have a look at our privacy policy.

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