What are the best apps for removing the background of a photo?

Whether you want to remove the background of a photo and replace it with something more creative and colorful, or you just want to remove an unwanted photobomber, you are on the right page. Explore these apps for removing the background and play with your creativity!

asked by Anonymous
204 contributors
7 solutions
  1. 46

    #1Background Eraser

    Background Eraser
    Background Eraser allows you to cut photos and also make pic's background transparent.  You can use the image that you cut for making funny collages.



    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Lawrence Johnson
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "Background Eraser is such a practical app that easily allows the removal of backgrounds from photos for whatever reason you may need to do so. You don't need any special skills for using the app like when using things like Photoshop or other photo editing programs to do the same background removal. If you may have some photos you want to edit to remove the backgrounds from, then check out Background Eraser for a simple and easy to use solution."
  2. 35

    #2Background Change Pro

    Background Change Pro
    Background Change Pro is a photo background changer. After removing the original background you can choose from hundreds of different backgrounds for your images or pick your own ones on your local photos folder.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jean Hart
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "I like to take pictures on my phone, but also to edit them, too. I wanted something to change the background of some selfies to make me look like I was at a super fun place, so I grabbed Background Change Pro. I had heard a lot of great things, but apparently there was an update that made the app unusable. Just as predicted, I also could not use the app since I could only grab the updated version."
  3. 34

    #3Enlight

    Enlight

    Enlight is a photo editor app for iOS devices. It lets you create your own presets, mix two photos to create montages, add frames and much more. You will also be able to share your creations with all your friends from every social network. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $3.99

    Robert Fernandez
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "I was really impressed with Enlight for photo editing. This app is extremely effective removing a background of a photo, adding text to images and creating graphic art. Enlight is easy to use, and I like it because it allows me to play with ideas when I am away from home and don't have Photoshop available. "
  1. 31

    #4Snapseed

    Snapseed

    Snapseed is a complete and professional photo-editing software application developed by Google that will upgrade your regular photos, with lots of filters and special effects. It has 29 tools like healing, brush, structure, HDR, etc.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Daniel Lopez
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "Snapseed is a very robust and capable suite of photo editing software. There is a lot that you can complete with Snapseed, of particular interest is that you can clip and remove background so you can easily replace background and setting of images."
  2. 30

    #5Change Photo Background

    Change Photo Background

    Change Photo Background is a tool that lets you change the background of your photos with ease. With your creativity and imagination, you can have fun removing the objects, changing backgrounds, erasing unwanted portions of your photos.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Catherine Walker
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "This app allowed me to do things I have been wanting to do for a while. Finally, I say. Very useful. It's all it says it is and more."
  3. 20

    #6TouchRetouch

    TouchRetouch

    TouchRetouch is a photo-editing app developed by Adva-Soft for Android and iOS devices that offers you all the tools you need to efficiently remove unwanted content from your phone photos.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $1.99

    Eugene Woods
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "This is a wonderful app that retouches images and is very user-friendly."
  4. -1

    #7PhotoLayers

    PhotoLayers

    PhotoLayers is a free app for mobile devices which lets you make photomontages in an easy way. You can remove the background of a photo and add a new one, change the image's color and combine up to 11 pictures together.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Rajesh Chavan
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "I tried using PhotoLayers and I didn't think it was at all a productive use of my time. There just isn't a good solution yet for photoediting on mobile devices; there's nothing that can be done as quickly and easily as just loading up Photoshop."

Summary

Best What are the best apps for removing the background of a photo
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Background EraserApps 46 Free
2Background Change ProApps 35 Free
3EnlightApps 34 Paid
4Snapseed Apps 31 Free
5Change Photo BackgroundApps 30 Free
6TouchRetouchApps 20 Paid
7PhotoLayersApps -1 Free
Close

This action requires you to be logged in

Quickly sign in with your social media account:

What interests you most? (Select at least 3)

This will help us to keep things fresh and relevant!

Close

Now that you’ve found a solution...

Why not join our community of sharp minds and pro-active posters?

Be part of a rewarding interactive knowledge exchange!
Close

Join These Inquisitive Minds

Engage, learn and share with a friendly community versed in a massive range of trending topics.