Wondering how to change a photo background?

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  • Instant retouching
  • Filters and captions
  • Object and background removal

Download the program and follow the instructions below

How to Change the Background of a Picture

Changing the background in a photo is something lots of people would like to do, especially if you often take spontaneous snapshots. It can happen that the foreground of a pic looks OK, but the background has a bunch of unwanted details that ruin the whole atmosphere of the photo. Sometimes, the foreground can be cut out from the photo and put on a completely different background. In this case, you need to make the image background transparent first and then replace the original background with a different picture. Using the transparency of the background you can make stylish promo photos on the white background, beautiful ads, funny pictures, etc. There’s a whole world of possibilities!

To do this, you will need a photo background editor – we recommend you try Movavi Photo Editor! It’s a multi-functional app that will help you edit photos in a professional way without needing to be a professional. To learn how to change the background of an image with Movavi Photo Editor, follow our instructions below.

1. Install Movavi Photo Editor

Open the file you’ve downloaded and follow the installation instructions.

2. Upload the Photo to the Program

Launch Movavi Photo Editor. Click the Browse for Images button and choose the image to upload or simply drag your photo into the working area of the program.

3. Replace the Background

First, open the Background Removal tab. Choose the green Foreground Brush and mark the objects in the foreground that you want to keep in the photo. Now mark the background with the red Background Brush. The objects you marked now have a yellow outline around them. If you’re satisfied with how accurately the objects are marked, click Set New Background.



Your objects will be displayed on a transparent background. Now, you can choose any color for the background or leave it transparent. To replace the background with a different photo, click Add Image. In the window that will open, choose Upload to use a picture of your own or pick an image from our background collection. To discard changes click Reset. When the result looks good to you, click Apply.

4. Save the Edited Image

To save the photo, click the Save button in the lower right corner of the program window, choose the appropriate image format, and click Save.

Now you know how to use our photo background changer. Place people and objects on new backdrops in a flash – it’s never been so easy to add background to photo with creative photo editing!

Movavi Photo Editor

The easiest way to turn any snapshot into an eye-candy

  • Improve quality and retouch blemishes
  • Add effects and filters
  • Crop, straighten, and flip pictures
  • Change image backgrounds and remove objects

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