How to Remove Background from an Image on Android

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More often than not, I need images with a transparent background. The reasons are many. From its use for my articles, or even their use as a second layer for a double exposure. Although some images are readily available with a transparent background, there are quite a few. Therefore, in this guide, we will show you how to remove the background of an image, using only your Android smartphone. So without further ado, let’s start with the steps. On that note, also take a look at the steps to create a scatter effect via Snapseed.

Remove the background of an image on Android

For this topic, we will share two different methods. The first is the automatic removal of the background. However, if you are not satisfied with the results, you can continue with the manual. That said, here are the instructions to remove the background of an image on Android, starting with the automatic image. Likewise, don’t forget to consult our guide to create a perfect image in bokeh mode via Snapseed.

Automatic background removal

There are tons of websites online that are capable of performing this process. However, not all of them are optimized for mobile browsers. Or some of them add their watermark mark. So after a lot of exploration, I found the perfect website for this purpose. Head to, upload your image and it will remove the background in seconds, right from your Android device. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Right below the Downloads option, you’ll see an Edit option. Visit this section and you will be greeted with tons of other features.

For starters, it provides various beautiful backgrounds that you can apply to your transparent images. Apart from that, it also gives you the option to control the transparency of the background, using the brush and the offset slider. But if you feel that the website has not been able to perfectly remove the background from your image, let’s take a look at the manual method to remove the background from the image on your Android device. Before that, also take a look at 3 awesome photo editors for Android.

Manual method

manually removing the background

Well, this method requires some effort and a little bit of your time. But if you’re really looking for a perfect result, the manual is the method of choice. So to manually remove the image background on your Android device, go to the Play Store and download the Background gum app.

Open the application and load the desired image. Then, crop it as much as possible, to the edges of the image. Now start erasing the background using the brush. If you are further from the subject, you can increase the brush size to around 25-30. However, when approaching the subject, make sure to keep the tip of the brush as small as possible. In addition, zoom in on the subject while removing the background from nearby edges and corners. It really makes your job a lot smoother.

If by mistake you end up deleting part of your subject, just hit the cancel icon. In some cases, the Eraser option can also be useful. Once you’ve removed the background image on your Android device, tap the check mark to confirm the changes. On the next screen, use the Smooth setting to make the edges smooth. It is better to choose 4 or 5. Once done, press Save. The application then offers you the option of sharing it as a WhatsApp sticker or saving it on a white background (this will convert the image to JPEG, from PNG).

So these are the different methods to remove the background of an image on Android. Which method will you end up choosing? Let us know the same in the comments section below.

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