How to remove an image background using free online tools? That’s a question that I’ve been asking myself recently. Online searches gave me complex answers using Paint, which never really worked for me.
It was a while before I asked about using free online tools. Within an hour I’d found two websites and converted the image I was wanting to use. So simple and so fast. These free online tools have come a long way recently, and they do a good job, generally. There are still some dodgy sites out there, so be selective.
Anyway, I have a logo which is circular, but on a square white background. This can look odd in many situations, so I wanted to remove the white background. I tried transparency conversion websites, but they remove all the white in the image, and that’s not good.
I use PhotoScape on my desktop, which is great, but can only crop in straight lines or freestyle. Not good for circles, even with a steady hand!
So this is the image I wanted to edit.
To start the conversion I uploaded this image to https://www.kapwing.com/tools/remove-background
The image shows you how to remove the background behind the image. In their case it’s a cat. There is also a video explaining the process.
This is what my image looked like after I’d removed the white background.
The checked areas shows where the background image was before I removed it. My mouse is not very sensitive, and my hand not so steady, so the edges are very ragged. But the background has been removed.
When you’re satisfied with the result, click the red button in the top right hand corner, Export image. You will be taken to the download page.
Here you can either download your image, copy a link, embed or continue to edit. I chose to download my image as it was.
If you want to crop the image as a circle, as I did, you then upload your image to https://crop-circle.imageonline.co/.
Move the edges of the square highlighted. That moves, and sizes, the circle area to crop. Find your ideal placement then click on the Crop Circle button below the image.
Your image will appear in the preview pane on the right. When satisfied, click the Green Download Image button below the image.
When the download dialogue box opens click either open or save file.
That’s it, you’re done. So simple. It took me about 10 minutes, even with working out what to do the first time.
There’s much more that you can do to your image if you want to get much more artistic, but all I wanted was a circular logo without a square white background. That’s what I got!
It shows better on a dark background, as used below:-
I’m happy with the results I achieved. In fact it took me a lot longer to write this post than it did to edit the logo!
Here’s hoping that you find the information in this post useful.
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