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 and resolutions of up to 0.25 megapixels.

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 does it not work for some photos?

Our AI is trained to identify foregrounds and remove everything else. A foreground can be a person, product, animal, car or any other object that is clearly the main subject of the image. If you tried an image that is not supported and would like to see it supported in the future you can upload it here or reach out to us if you want to tell us a bit more about it or have any other ideas!

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 full-resolution 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 preview images per month by signing up!

Do you use my images to train the AI?

No. When you upload an image we do not use this image to train the AI.

If you want us to use your image to improve remove.bg however, you can contribute it by uploading it here - we appreciate it! When you a rate result generated by remove.bg as "bad" we may also ask you if you want to contribute this image to help improve the AI in the future. This is completely optional however and if you prefer to not participate in the Improvement Program that's totally fine.

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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