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. To know how to remove the background of a picture, follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Steps to Remove the Background of a Picture:

  1. Firstly, Insert the picture you want to remove background.
  2. After inserting the picture, automatically a Picture Tools Format tab opens.
  3. 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 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
  1. 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
  1. To discard all the changes to keep and/or remove the background areas of a picture, click “Discard All Changes”.
  2. 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 mark areas
  • After placing the changes of the picture as shown in the screenshot below.
After placing the changes of the picture
After placing the changes of the picture

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How to Remove Background of a Picture in Word?

* Firstly, Insert the picture you want to remove 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).
* To keep any removed 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.
*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.
* 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”.

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