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!


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.

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Why does it only work for persons/faces?

Our AI is trained to detect persons as foreground and everything else as background. That's why it only works if there is at least one person in the image. In the future we want to support other kinds of images as well, such as product 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 500 × 500 pixels. We are currently looking into ways to increase this limit though. If you want to be notified when higher-resolution images are supported, sign up to our mailing list!

Is there an API?

We will release an easy-to-use API to remove.bg soon. If you want to use remove.bg in your app, website or other digital product, you can either sign up for the beta here or, if you are feeling less adventurous, you can join our our mailing list or follow us on Twitter to be notified when the stable API is available for production use.

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.

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.

Since the release of remove.bg we have received a lot of great feedback and we are currently making plans for the future of the tool. We don't have definite announcements about this yet, the only thing that's clear is: We want to keep offering the current service free of charge on a permanent basis.

Problems? Feedback?

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.

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