Instantly Remove Image Backgrounds Online

Make them transparent with just a few clicks. Upload your image to start!

or Drag Image Here


Automatic corner detection – 18 Sep 2015
Makes your results crisper and avoids pulling in the background in corners when using a lot of smoothing.
Smoother Editing – 15 Sep 2015
We've optimized the JavaScript code to reduce jitter/jank/lag when making edits, so the editing experience should now be a bit smoother.
Better Scalpel – 14 Sep 2015
The Scalpel now always picks a side, and handles self-intersections at the beginning / end automatically, making it a lot easier to use. No more gray cuts, yay!
Fixed Clipping Bug – 11 Sep 2015
When using the Scalpel and piercing large flat areas (e.g. drawing a cut that crossed into a large white background), the result would sometimes come out all confused and completely wrong. This has now been fixed.
Paste Image Support – 08 Sep 2015
In Chrome and IE you can now paste (Ctrl/Cmd-V) an image on the page to upload it. Firefox should be adding this capability soon.
Great For


Increase conversion rates with stunning product photos that conform to eBay and Amazon requirements at a fraction of the hassle and the cost.


Quickly make your picture backgrounds transparent and create great marketing material and presentations with punch!

Graphic Design

Tired of creating clipping paths in Photoshop? Be more productive with Clipping Magic!

... and More

Thousands of people all over the globe use Clipping Magic every day for everything from team photos to scrapbooking. Try it out today!

Upload & Mark

Mark some foreground green and some background red. The algorithm takes care of the details.


Live Preview

Live feedback lets you focus on the challenging parts of the image and the Scalpel handles any edge.

Jazz It Up

Adjust the colors, add drop shadows, and crop the image to create an eye-popping result!


"WOW! You have built a much needed incredible tool."
- J. Fry, Ambitious Pixels
"Discovered Clipping Magic tonight and I'm blown away by how useful it is. It has saved me SO much time already!"
- Jean H
"This is just what I was wishing for today. Yesterday actually. It's a great tool."
- S. Langham
"I'm addicted to Clipping Magic, love your service."
- S. Reid
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Get the job done in seconds-to-minutes instead of minutes-to-hours, and check out Bulk Clipping to save even more time when processing a lot of images.

Professional Quality

Get great results on any image, with the only tool that combines quick red / green marks with Scalpel vector precision.


Fast, in-browser, streamlined interface, with all the tools you need and in-depth tutorials and examples to guide you.

Only Clipping Magic gives you the best of both worlds: red / green marks for quick separation using our proprietary best-in-class algorithm, and a Scalpel for critical precision cuts, enabling extremely fast operation with great results on any image.

Snappy User Interface, with quick feedback on your edits. Tired of waiting several seconds to see what the effect of your edits will be? So were we, so we made sure the app is always quick to update.

Smart Algorithm makes the most of your input, minimizing the amount of work you need to put in. For many images all it takes is a few strokes!

Pan and Zoom to any level necessary allows you to inspect details while quickly navigating your image.

Undo / Redo: never fear that a mistake will ruin your work.

Auto-Save: never lose your edits, never need to deal with backups.

Configurable Auto-Brush-Size: The brush size adapts dynamically to your zoom level so that you can easily zoom in to make detailed edits. Prefer to stay zoomed out? No problem, you can set the brush size as you like it.

Refine Edges gives you full control over smoothing, feathering and offset.

Dedicated Hair Tool separates out hair from clean and distinct backgrounds.

Color Levels - tune brightness, shadows and highlights, and the color temperature to make otherwise lackluster photos pop.

Rotate / Straighten - make sure your photos are correctly aligned. Rotate in steps of 90 degrees, or fine tune the rotation angle to get the result just right.

Crop & Resize - Clipping Magic gives you a truly professional grade crop feature. Not only can you crop to the result with a suitable percentage padding, you can lock in an aspect ratio or even a specific target pixel size. Consistent results, delivered.

Shadows can really enhance a photo, making the subject pop on the page. Clipping Magic gives you a complete shadow creator with both drop shadow and ellipse shadows.

Background Color - make the background transparent or any solid color you like.

Configurable Defaults - tweak the defaults to get the right results every time without having to change the settings on every image.

Bulk Clipping - quickly and conveniently clip any number of images.

Share Your Results - all your images get a secure URL you can share with colleagues or customers.


Learn the basics of background removal with Clipping Magic: how to apply the red / green marks, and how to deal with some common pitfalls.

Basics Tutorial

Refine Edges: Handle Noise, Low Contrast, Blur

You have complete control over how the edge of your image is handled.

You can set the level of smoothing that is applied, to avoid jagged edges on noisy images, while still preserving details on clean ones.

Feathering lets you specify how wide you want the transition zone to be between fully opaque and fully transparent / background color.

While Clipping Magic offers you industry leading fully-automatic halo reduction, a configurable offset enables you to handle any halo gracefully.

Refine Edges Tutorial

Configurable Defaults

You can set the defaults for new images to match your preferences so you don't have to start every image configuring the basics.

Everything from the brush size and the background color to the crop details are fully under your control - just configure an image to have the settings you like, then make the ones you want to keep the defaults for future images.

Tip: Turn on Auto Color Levels, Fit To Result, and set a Target Size to produce vibrant, clean, and consistent catalogs.

Configurable Defaults Tutorial

Scalpel: Add Precision Cuts

Clipping Magic offers a powerful and intuitive way to draw precision vector cuts to cleanly cut out even noisy, blurry, and faint edges. Learn how to create, refine, extend, or delete scalpel cuts to get a great result on any image.

Scalpel Tutorial

Hair: Separate Out Hair From Clean Backgrounds

Learn how to separate out hair from clean and distinct backgrounds.

Hair Tutorial

Create Publishing-Ready Cutouts

Clipping Magic has all the necessary tools and features to produce an immediately usable result, so you can go straight from Clipping Magic to publishing. Learn all about Color Levels, Rotate / Straighten, Crop, Shadows, and making the Background Transparent or a Solid Color.

Finishing Touches Tutorial

Bulk Clipping

The Bulk Clipping feature allows you to quickly and efficiently clip even very large image catalogs.

Bulk Clipping Tutorial

Examples   -   Tutorials   -   Bulk Clipping

Officially supported file formats are: JPEG, PNG, and GIF images using the sRGB color space. CMYK causes some browsers to show you the wrong colors while you edit, though the result should still come out ok.

Current max image resolution is 4 Megapixels, regardless of aspect ratio. Images larger than this will be shrunk to that size. Note that this is pixels, not bytes, and there is currently no image byte size limitation.

Officially supported browsers are the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer running on modern desktops and laptops, though other modern browsers may also work. Most unfortunately the UI works poorly if at all on tablets and smart phones since it relies heavily on mouse hover indications.

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