Photo editing is a professional skill and removing an image background has never been easy. Recently I was trying to add a logo and some icons on a picture, but the image had background colors and needed a uniform look to go with the picture. You might also have faced a similar situation where you were trying to design something, but you needed to have a transparent image before you could go ahead with a perfect creation. We’ll go through several professional apps on both Android and iOS to make image transparent with as much ease as possible for even the novice editors to take advantage of these apps and showcase there editing expertise.
Best 8 Apps to Make Image Transparent on Android and iOS
Here we will show you 8 apps to make image transparent on your mobile phone. They are listed in no particular order:
Background Eraser is a fantastic app that allows you to cut photos and make images transparent with its background eraser tool. You can use it to make collages and merge different images and logos by superimposing the pictures on other pictures on the go. The app has an auto extractor mode – that erases similar pixels automatically, as well as a manual extract eraser mode, which allows you to select the object or regions of an image you want to make transparent by using blue and red markers. You can zoom in to precisely determine the surrounding areas of an image to remove the image background.
The Ultimate Photo Blender/Mixer app can be used to overlay two or more pictures on each other by removing the image background. Blend your daily photos from either gallery or capture a live image and mix them with stunning frames and collage builder. The app offers a professional photo effects tool where you perform double exposure, blending, multi-exposure, apply dozens of cool effects, and much more. Features include mixer, editor, image enhancer, photo effects, overlays, orientation settings, a vast array of borders, frames, stickers, etc. to give a unique touch to your pictures.
Transparent Photo Frame is another background removal app that allows you to select both the background and the photo you want to place on the transparent background. The app overlays the new image on the previous and merges them, making it look like they were never separate in an efficient manner. The app has a wide variety of frames, HD backgrounds, and more. You can edit the picture with many tools like zoom, orientation, text editing on the image, size, color, and font changes, etc.
System requirements: Varies with Android device/iOS 10.0 or later
Snapseed is one of the best free photo editing apps available on the internet. It comes loaded with tons of image editing and manipulation tools that are pretty easy to use. You can use the app to have a transparent background for your image and edit it as you wish. The app has many image fine-tuning features like saturation, brightness, tune image, white balance, brush, shadows, contrast, and more. The app is loaded with professional-grade tools and presets that can be used by both professionals and amateur alike. Snapseed is available for both Android and iOS and can be downloaded from the respective app store.
System requirements: Android 5.0 and up/ iOS 10.0 or later
Without any doubt, Adobe Photoshop Mix can be one of the top choices for photo editors trying to utilize the smartphone for editing on the go. The cutout feature of the app provides auto and smart transparency control that can be used to make an image transparent by selecting the specific areas you want to make transparent with smart cutout. It houses both a blend of essential and more sophisticated capabilities like cut out for transparency and combine images, merge multiple photos, adjust colors, contrasts, FX filters, and much more. The app works with the Adobe Creative Cloud service and can be used to edit foreground or background, merge single or composite images with efficient transparency control, and offers image harmonization, layering, auto, and smart cutout, and simple meme generator.
System requirements: Android 4.1 and up/iOS 10.0 or later
Apowersoft BG Remover is an app mainly designed for users trying to remove image background and make it transparent either on Android or iOS. The app has three built-in auto recognizing algorithms – recognize a person, a product, or a stamp, which allows the app to remove the image background and make it transparent automatically. The only thing you’ll need to do is upload an image to the app, and it will instantly output a transparent background photo. You can also apply inbuilt templates, colors, or custom images as the background. The app has some basic editing features like move, flip, copy, size adjustment, etc.
System requirements: Android 4.0.3 and up/iOS 11.0 or later
Afterlight is a simple editing app with powerful and snappy tools to get you the perfect result. The editor has plenty of creative features and enhancement options with filter and adjustment tools. You can use Afterlight not just to make image transparent but also employ its editing tools like crop, rotate, flip, skew, to adjustment tools such as color overlay, gradient, curves, and selective adjustment. Afterlight provides an array of filters and allows you to download additional filters with custom fusion filters. The effects include dusty texture, light effects, color shift, chroma, and double exposure. You can use the app to remove an image background and use it with other layered images as per your editing needs.
System requirements: Varies with Android device/iOS 11.0 or later
PicsArt is another popular photo editor that can be used to make an image transparent using its eraser tool. It can serve as the all-in-one go-to editor on the smartphone with an impressive feature list. It boasts a wide range of photo effects, image editing tools, sticker maker, collage maker, photo filters, face editor, and much more. The free photo editing app contains popular sketch, drip, canvas, glitch, magic effects, doodle art, stickers, etc. The app has all the general-purpose editing tools like crop, resize, rotate, photo effects, paintbrush, shapes, text, overlays, and background removal tools to make an image transparent.
The rating on each app is mainly based on Google Play
We’ve gone through a number of top transparent background makers for both Android and iOS operating system devices. You can choose the app you like and make your image transparent. The whole process only takes a few simple steps on your smartphone and gives you the freedom to create a perfect look for your marketing material, training document, or presentation.
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