Change Photo Background

All Methods to Change Photo Background to White

Need clean images for a project, or perhaps a storefront? Our All Methods to Change Photo Backgrounds to White article will teach you all the different ways that you can create a clean image with a fresh white background. We’ll be comparing all three methods at the very end, so continue reading to find out more!

Part 1. Change Photo Background to White with Fotophire Editing Toolkit

The number one method for changing your photo background to white is the Fotophire Editing Toolkit. This is a set of different graphics editors that will allow you to edit your photographs in a variety of ways. It offers an intuitive interface that is easy-to-learn and will give you the tools that you need to remove an unwanted background and replace it with a white one.

Wondershare Fotophire Editing Toolkit
  • Enables you to apply more than 200 effects to your photos to make them better.
  • Crop or cut pictures to the size to meet any of your need.
  • Help you to remove any unwanted objects from your photos.
  • Allow you to use the Creative Blur to refocus your photos in a click.
Key Features of Fotophire Editing Toolkit
  • Use the green markup tool to highlight the parts of the image that you want to keep
  • Use the red markup tool to delete and change background photo to white
  • Leave the photograph transparent (automatically white)
  • OR use the PHOTOMONTAGE module to customize the background
  • Crop the image to size using the crop module

How to Change Photo Background to White with Fotophire Editing Toolkit

Step 1: Install Fotophire Editing Toolkit

You’re going to need to install the Fotophire Editing Toolkit in order to use their Photo Cutter editor. The DEMO version is free to download, but if you want to use the program properly then you’re going to have to purchase the Fotophire Editing Toolkit.
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Step 2: Launch the Photo Cutter

Once the Fotophire Editing Toolkit has been installed, then you can run the Photo Cutter software. Just click the middle box (highlighted in the image below.) This will allow you to change photo background to white easily.

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Step 3: Import your Photo

The main menu of the Photo Cutter is where you will be asked to import your image. Press the Open… button and choose the image that you want to change the background to white.

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Step 4: Background Editing Tools — CUT OUT module

In order to change the background of the photo to white, you’re going to have to delete the original background first! Fotophire offers this feature readily — the tools can be found under the CUT - OUT module. These tools offer specific capabilities, but most of them are pretty straightforward. For example:

  • Paint Areas to Keep Tool: A green highlighting tool that will allow you to choose parts of an image that you want to keep (the foreground of the image.)
  • Paint Areas to Remove Tool: On the other hand, the red highlight tool will mark the parts of the image that you want to change to white.

Other background editing tools featured in Fotophire include:

  • Brush Size: Precisely highlight the parts of an image that you want to keep/delete
  • Erase Painting: Erase unwanted highlights
  • Quality: Change the quality of the automatic clip
  • Edge Blur: Sharpen and/or loosen the edges of the automatic blur
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Step 5: Change photo background to white — PHOTOMONTAGE

Now that we’ve deleted the background of the image, we can now change it into white. To do this, click the PHOTOMONTAGE module. You’ll see that they have a couple of preset backgrounds available. However, if you want your own image, you can upload it using the + box (as we did in the image below.)

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Step 6: SAVE your photo

Once you’re done changing the photo background to white, remember to save your image! Just click on the Save icon (highlighted below.)

Tip: The only way you’ll be able to use all of its features is by purchasing the Fotophire Editing Toolkit through their website.

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Part 2. Change Photo Background to White with Photoshop

The next program we’re going to introduce is one that you have probably heard of before — Adobe Photoshop. This is a professional-level graphics editor that you can use to precisely change photo backgrounds to white. Of course, that’s a lot easier said than done. Adobe Photoshop is a lot harder to use than the Fotophire — on the account of its premium tools. Still, continue reading to learn how to change photo background to white with photoshop.

How to Change Photo Background to White with Photoshop

Step 1: Open your photo with Photoshop

Click the Open… button on the main menu in order to import the image that you want to change the background of. This will automatically move you to the main editor.

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Step 2: Select tab > Select and Mask

The only way to change photo background to white in Photoshop is by using the Select and Mask.. option. In order to do this, click on the Select tab > Select and Mask… this will change your editor — to allow for background removal.

Tip: The keyboard shortcut for Select and Mask is Alt + Ctrl + R

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Step 3: Isolate the parts you want to delete

Selection the previous option will automatically place a transparency mask over the entire image. All you have to do next is delete the mark on top of the foreground of the image (a.i. The parts you want to keep.) You can use the tools on the left-hand side of the screen (as highlighted in the image below) to get as detailed as possible. When you’re done isolating the background of the image, click the OK button on the bottom right-hand side of the screen.

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Step 4: Applying the Mask

We’re not done with the marking just yet. You’re going to have to finalize the changes by applying the mask to the layer. In order to do this, right-click on the layer that you were working on, and click on the “Apply Layer Mask” option.

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Step 5: Change photo background to white

Now, we can get to actually changing the background of the photo to white. This has to be done in another layer, to create a new layer — click the Create New Layer icon on the bottom right-hand side of the screen. Make sure the new layer is under the original! You can now use the bucket tool in order to paint the entire layer white or any another color that you wish.

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Step 6: Save your image

Don’t forget to save your image! To do this, click on the File tab > Save as…

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Part 3. Change Photo Background to White with Mobile App

The last method that we’re going to be cover is a Mobile App called Background Eraser. This app is good for quick background editing but doesn’t really offer much else. Still, for a mobile app, it’s pretty precise.

How to Change Photo Background to White with Mobile App

Step 1: Download & Install Background Eraser

You can download the Background Eraser app for free on your mobile phone — both iOS and Android.

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Step 2: Choose Your Photo

Once you’ve installed the program, launch the app. It will ask you to choose the photo that you want to edit. Do so, and click “Next.”

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Step 3: Crop Background

Crop as much of the background as you can. This is limited to rectangular photo cropping. Once that’s done, click on the checkmark icon on the top right-hand side.

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Step 4: Isolate the Foreground

The app will allow you to use a target tool to pick out the parts of the image that you want to delete. Drag it around the image and release whenever you run into the background. You can change the size of the cursor using the Cursor Offset slider on the top menu bar. When you’re done deleting the background, click the checkmark “Done” icon on the top right-hand side of the screen.

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Step 5: Smooth/Sharpen

Once the background has been deleted, you can smoothen and or sharpen the edges of the foreground. When you’re satisfied with the overall look, click on the Save icon on the top right-hand side of the screen.

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Step 6: White Background

You can finish up by clicking on the Finish button, or change photo background to white using the “White Background, Save as JPEG” option on the bottom half of the screen.

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Part 4. Comparison Table

Fotophire Editing Toolkit Photoshop Mobile App
Stability
Quality
Speed
Usability

Conclusion:

As you can see from the comparison chart above, there’s an obvious winner here! Adobe Photoshop offers a lot of great features, however, when it comes down to ease-of-use it definitely falls behind. The fact that it’s so heavy with features also makes it a lot slower than the other two options. The Mobile App was good (and free), however, the ad pop-ups and the quality of the resulting image left a lot to be desired. With all that in mind, there’s no question that the Fotophire Editing Toolkit is the best way of changing your photo background to white!

Sep 03,2018 16:30 pm