If you work on Mac, you might need to remove background from a picture there. It could be for making fancy graphics, engaging social media posts, or clear product photos.
In this post, we’ll cover how to remove the background from a picture on Mac using:
- Quick actions
- Icons8 Background Remover—a more advanced option
How to remove the background of a picture via Quick Actions (only for macOS Ventura)
- Go to the Finder, and right-click on your image.
- Select Quick Actions and click Remove Background.
- Your cutout will be saved as a new PNG file in Finder.
How to remove background from image in Preview (macOS Monterey and earlier)
- Open the image in Preview.
- Click on the Markup Toolbar in the top right-hand corner of the window.
- Select the Instant Alpha tool, and drag over the background area you wish to remove. It’ll be highlighted with a transparent overlay.
- Click Delete on your keyboard to remove it.
- Click File, and then click Save to save your cutout.
How to remove background from a photo in Icons8 Background Remover
While Mac can handle basic background removal, it struggles with complex images. For pro-looking results, try Icons8 Background Remover. It’s an online tool designed to automatically remove image backgrounds. A few clicks and it’s done.
- Go to the Icons8 Background Remover and upload an image you want to edit.
- The tool will automatically remove its background.
- Download your image.
Alright, which option should you go for: Mac or Icons8? If you need quick edits for personal use, go with Quick Actions or Preview on Mac. For top-notch outputs, Icons8 Background Remover would be a better choice.
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