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How can you quickly replace or remove the background from your picture?


How can you quickly replace or remove the background from your picture?

Have there ever been times when you were stuck with a good portrait of yourself but wished the background could be changed for the better? Well, I have, and I’m going to share with you a tool that I have employed each time I find myself in a similar circumstance.

Lets take a look at this amazing tool…

First up, we have which is a tool you can download or use directly from the web. It is also available as a plugin for Photoshop, Sketch, Figma, and more. It is a great tool to easily remove a background from an image.

Lets take a look around …

  • Open

  • Upload any image whose background you want to change.

  • Background will be automatically removed like in the picture below. To change the background or for more options click Edit.

  • The Edit menu offers a ton of options for changing your image’s background to one of the pre-made designs or uploading any unique ones. It also gives you an option to blur the current background.

  • Once you have done all your changes , you can download the image and use it.

This next section is for the nerds out there 🤓

How can you integrate with your application ? provides an API that allows you to integrate it into your application with a simple HTTPs call.

You can start with getting an API Key from here.

Once you have the API key , its as simple as making a curl call.

    $ curl -H 'X-API-Key: INSERT_YOUR_API_KEY_HERE'           \
           -F 'image_file=@/path/to/file.jpg'                 \
           -F 'size=auto'                                     \
           -f -o no-bg.png

If you have a python application , then you can use a script as below :

    # Requires "requests" to be installed (see
    import requests
    response =
        files={'image_file': open('/path/to/file.jpg', 'rb')},
        data={'size': 'auto'},
        headers={'X-Api-Key': 'INSERT_YOUR_API_KEY_HERE'},
    if response.status_code ==
        with open('no-bg.png', 'wb') as out:
        print("Error:", response.status_code, response.text)

Note : Only the first 50 API calls are free. To check detailed pricing see here.

To Check the detailed documentation , Visit the page here.

Happy Coding 😃

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