How to Remove Background of a Picture in Microsoft Word

The Remove Background tool is very useful to easily remove the unwanted background of the picture inserted in your Word document.

There is no need to use Photoshop and such photo editor software for the basic type of editing. To know how to remove the background of a picture, follow the step-by-step instructions below.

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Steps to Remove the Background of a Picture:

Firstly, Insert the picture that you want to remove from the background.

After inserting the picture, automatically a Picture Tools Format tab opens.

Then click on the Remove Background in the Adjust group, a “Background Removal” tab will open as well as some parts of the background will also be removed (Make sure the picture selection).

Remove Background of a Picture in Word
Remove the Background of a Picture in Word

To keep any background area of a picture, click “Mark Areas to Keep” on the “Background Removal” tab, in the “Refine” group. Then draw a line around the desired area of the background to keep it.

Mark Areas to Keep
Mark Areas to Keep

To remove any unwanted background area of a picture, click “Mark Areas to Remove” on the “Background Removal” tab, in the “Refine” group. Then draw a line around the undesired area of the background to remove it.

Mark Areas to Remove
Mark Areas to Remove

To discard all the changes to keep and/or remove the background areas of a picture, click “Discard All Changes“.

To keep all the changes to keep and/or remove the background areas of a picture, click “Keep All Changes“.

Keep or discard mark areas
Keep or discard marked areas

After placing the changes in the picture as shown in the screenshot below.

After placing the changes of the picture
After placing the changes in the picture

What is the Remove Background of an Image in MS Word?

The Remove Background tool is very useful to easily remove the unwanted background of the picture inserted in your document without the need for Photoshop and such photo editor software.

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