Clipping Magic

Instantly Remove Image Backgrounds Online

Get a transparent background with just a few clicks.

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Simply mark the object you want to keep with some green and the background you want to remove with some red. Clipping Magic then automatically produces a precise cutout for you.

Background Removal Tips and Tricks »


Use live preview to quickly touch up the clip boundary. Instant feedback lets you get it just right fast.

Refine Edge Tips and Tricks »

Jazz It Up

Adjust the colors, add drop shadows, and crop the image to create a truly professional result!

Learn how to add Drop Shadows »

"Discovered Clipping Magic tonight and I'm blown away by how useful it is. It has saved me SO much time already!"

- Jean H

background clipping before and after of photo of side table

Create Product Shots That POP

Is your photo crooked or washed out? Is the white balance off? Misaligned in the frame? No problem! Reinvigorate the colors, then straighten and crop for a perfectly framed result.

Image Touch Up Tutorials »

Clip Large Catalogs

Configure the defaults for effortless color correction and consistent cropping on every image. Uniform, professional results delivered with every edit.

Learn How to Configure Defaults » Bulk Clipping »
Background removal of multiple images of earrings

"This is just what I was wishing for today. Yesterday actually. It's a great tool."

- S. Langham

Using the scalpel tool to remove the background

Handle Low Contrast Edges

The Scalpel Tool allows you to get the clip just right in low-contrast areas of the image.

Learn the Scalpel Tool »

Handle Hair

Clipping Magic can help you separate out hair from clean and distinct backgrounds. Gradients and some noise typically work, as long as the colors involved are sufficiently different.

Learn the Hair Clipping Tool »
Removing the background of a person's hair

Better than Photoshop

Go far beyond clipping paths, alpha masks, and the magic wand with our custom-built background eraser. Get better results with less time and effort.

Better than Outsourcing

Erase the background from your images right when you need it without having to wait. Get an unmatched result consistency that you have direct control over.

"WOW! You have built a much needed incredible tool."

- J. Fry, Ambitious Pixels

Awesome 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!

Background/Foreground Markers: Use red/green marks to quickly clear the background with our proprietary best-in-class algorithm.

Scalpel: Use the scalpel for critical precision cuts, enabling fast operation with great results on any image.

Snappy App: Tired of waiting to see the effects of your edits? So were we, so we made sure the app is always quick to update.

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

Smart Edges: Fully configurable Smart Smoothing, Smart Feathering, Edge Guard, Halo Scrubber and Corner Guard gives you complete control over the edges in your results.

Dedicated Hair Tool: Separate out hair from clean and distinct backgrounds. Gradients and some noise typically work, as long as the colors involved are sufficiently different.

Smart Auto Crop: Clipping Magic can automatically fit the crop to your result, with adjustable pixel or percentage margins, aligning the result, and taking shadows into account.

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.

Resize your results with ease. Lock in an aspect ratio or a specific target pixel size. For small input images you can optionally enlarge the result.

Background Color: Make the background transparent, pick from a list of presets or any solid color you like.

Comprehensive Color Control: Tune brightness, shadows, highlights, the color temperature, and saturation to make otherwise lackluster photos pop. White balance tinted photos.

Color Cast Cleaner: Handle foreground tinting from non-white / gray backgrounds while protecting the true foreground colors with this unique feature.

Instant Shadows: Quick and easy shadow creator with oval shadows, drop shadows, reflections, and cast shadows.

Adaptive Brush Size: The brush size adapts dynamically to your zoom level so that you can easily zoom in to make detailed edits.

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.

Share Your Results: All your images get a secure URL that you can share for easy collaboration.

Up to 8 Megapixels: Support for images up to 8 megapixels and no megabyte limit.

Input Optimizer: Get even more out of the image size limit by pre-cropping your image. Only the cropped size counts against the size limit.

Export Optimizer: Select your preferred file format, DPI, color space, and JPEG quality, and enable advanced lossless or lossy web optimization to minimize your image file sizes.

Sticky Settings: Tweak the defaults to get the right result every time without having to change the settings on every image.

Copy-Paste Marks across images to not have to re-draw them when clipping sequences of similar items.

Bulk Clipping: Quickly and conveniently erase the background for any number of images and then download them in batches.

Officially supported file formats are JPEG, PNG, BMP, and GIF

That said, we do our best to accept any image format your browser can read. sRGB is the only officially supported color space. CMYK causes some browsers to show you the wrong colors while you edit, though the result should still come out ok.

The maximum allowed image size is 8 megapixels

Your active size limit can be configured in the app up to the maximum limit. Images larger than the active size limit 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 Microsoft Edge

Supported platforms are modern desktops and laptops, though other modern browsers on other platforms may also work.


Your image size exceeds your active size limit. For best results, please crop the image to the portion you wish to clip.

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