When you take an image, the subject might look great, but the background can be distracting. How can you remove the background on your iPhone or iPad, while keeping the subject? Normally, you’d have to use desktop software like Photoshop. But the Background Eraser App on iOS can help you get the job done.
We’ll walk you through how to use Background Eraser app to get rid of a simple background from a portrait image. Follow these steps, and you’ll have a photoshop-ready image without a background.
How to remove the background from images on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Download Background Eraser. You can get it on the App Store right here.
There are several apps that can help you with background removal, but this is the one we use.
Step #2. Tap on the Gallery icon at the top left of the app. You will now be able to select the picture that you want to edit.
Step #3. Tap on the “Crop” tab at the bottom. Before you use the background erase feature, crop out any extraneous area. This will make erasing the background an easier task.
Step #4. Tap on the “Erase” tab. Then tap on “Target Color.” Check if there are any monochrome areas on the background (e.g. if the wall behind the subject is plain blue). Then tap on that color to remove that section of the background. If you found that it took parts of the subject with it, tap on undo at the top. Then slide the “Threshold” slider to the left and retry.
Step #5. Tap on the “Target Area” option. Tap on specific leftover areas of the background that you want removed from the picture. If the algorithm takes out too much of the background, slide the “Threshold” to the left and then retry.
Step #6. Tap on the “Erase” option at the bottom left. Then adjust the width slider as necessary. Then, manually remove any extra background around your subject.
Did you find this tutorial useful? Have any more questions on background removal? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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Suraj is a digital marketing expert on the iGB's team. He contributes to the social media section along with tips and tricks for iPhone, Apple Watch. Apart from blogging, he likes to work out as much as he can in his gym and love to listening to retro music.
Thank you for sharing this useful information. However, for me, removing the background is not a simple thing. That’s why I usually use online background remover tools. They are really cool and extremely helpful. I believe you should research and use them.