Product Updates

Jan 21, 2021

Add Shadow to Images with Our Improved Visual AI

Photo editing can be a long process of tweaks and turns until you manage to get it right and find a visual consistency appealing to the eye. You may need to remove backgrounds and add shadows to your images, but no matter how much you edit these pictures, you want to ensure an overall natural and effortless look. 

Before and after example

Adding shadow to photos can be particularly challenging, though. If not done right, the process can easily backfire, making the final result look slightly, if not entirely off. Adding shadows to an image in photoshop takes practice, knowledge, and time. Sometimes you may not have one or the other, but other times you may not have any idea where to start. 

Improving the Visual AI for casting shadows in car photos

In 2019, when we launched the car shadow AI, we aimed to create a feature that allows you to add a realistic shadow to your car photo’s foreground. The shadow would then be seamlessly integrated into the image background, helping you achieve a natural look.

Over the past months, we have improved this technology and took it to the next level. Now, at the start of 2021, we are excited to announce that your car photos will automatically have even more realistic shadows attached to the foreground – all at the touch of a button. 

In fact, with this new update, you won’t be able to tell the original from a car photo edited with It’s never been easier to add shadows to an image online, especially in car pictures. 

What does adding shadows to images mean for car dealerships? 

When it comes to car images processed with, the automotive industry can sit back and relax. Our clients know they save time while getting high-quality results. But, from now on, their pictures will become even more realistic. And eventually, everything will be reflected in the number of closed deals. Because the truth is, the higher the quality of the visuals, the higher chances of a purchase to be made.

So, why don’t you try it? Upload a car photo and notice how the AI will add realistic shadows automatically. Watch how magic is being made in less than 5 seconds. 

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Arran 19. Februar 2024
Can you adopt this same technology with shoes? They would benefit from the ability to add shadows.
Viktoria Offiziell 20. Februar 2024
Hi Arran! At the moment, shadows are not generated for shoes. However, I forwarded your suggestion to the team responsible. Thank you for sharing your feedback! Feel free to contact us anytime at [email protected] if you have any questions!
Ms. E 16. Februar 2024
Very annoying that you can't toggle this on or off. I'm using a work computer and can't download a plugin, and shouldn't be expected to. The clipart cars I use to help my students count look terrible with shadows, I'm using a different website.
Viktoria Offiziell 20. Februar 2024
Hi Ms. E! We are sorry this solution didn't work out for you! Your feedback is much appreciated; please let us know if there is anything we could improve on or help you with at [email protected], anytime!
Remove Shadow 2. Februar 2024
This is really annoying. Mine's similar to a clipart car, not even a real one.
Viktoria Offiziell 2. Februar 2024
Hi there! We're sorry about what happened! While the automatic shadow can't be turned off when using the website, it can be turned off with the Photoshop Plugin and API. Also, if you would like to contribute to improving,, feel free to upload your image to our Quality Improvement Program here:
rena 5. Februar 2024
why is this still a thing, just put a switch on the page, it's been YEARS :/
JR 2. Februar 2024
How do you remove the automatic shadow? It is ruining my image.
Viktoria Offiziell 2. Februar 2024
Hi JR! Unfortunately, the automatic shadow can't be turned off when using the website. You have the option to turn it off if you are using our Photoshop Plugin ( or the API ( If you have any questions, contact us anytime at [email protected].
Alma 22. November 2023
So, have you got rid of this yet? Need without shadow. None of these complaints have answers.
Viktoria Offiziell 23. November 2023
Hi there! Unfortunately, the automatic shadow for car images can't be turned off when using the website. You can turn off this feature using the API ( and the Photoshop plugin ( We hope this helps! Let us know if you have any questions at [email protected]!
abu luay 1. Oktober 2023
change car color
Angry User 27. September 2023
Get rid of this, it's so inconvenient and there is no good reason for it. I am trying to get rid of the background of some F1 cars for use in a design, only some of the cars have been given drop shadows and it makes the design I want to make look extremely ugly. If the user of your site wants a drop shadow they can simply add it in whatever editing software they use, at least make the feature able to be disabled.
YH 23. Mai 2023
Ok and how do you remove this feature? I'm using bg for work, taking pics of planters. Just taken one in the shape of a caravan, which presumably AI thinks is a real vehicle. Now I have an image that will stand out from the rest for all the wrong reasons.
Aw 16. September 2022
Please remove this, having a shadow added automatically under the car is actually a pain!
CD 15. August 2022
Only if you need a shadow... sometimes we don't need the shadow. Adding the shadow should be an option not added just because it's a car. Can you please change this? It's made the process more difficult and added more steps for removal. - Remove Background from Image 100% Free! | Product Hunt
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