Earlier this month I featured four tools for removing photo backgrounds. I have one more great tool to share with you to finish this month. That tool is called strip background. That’s exactly what the name implies and does a little more.
Strip background lets you quickly remove backgrounds from any image you own. Just upload your picture and let the strip background do the rest. If the background doesn’t move exactly as you expected, there are some touch-up tools that you can use to get the job done. Once the background is removed you can download your new image. Strip background lets you replace your original photo background with a new background color or a new background image. All these features are available for free and without any registration required. Watch my short demo video to see how the strip background works.
Application for education
Removing the background from a photo is a good way to protect your privacy and those who may inadvertently be in the background of your photo. Moving image backgrounds is also a good way to get a unique image of yourself then place it in front of a different background. For example, I can take a picture of myself on my local ski mountain then replace the background so that it looks like I’m climbing Mount Everest. In the past I’ve been able to do this to create short travel narratives for students so that they place themselves in their stories.
As I mentioned in the video above, the strip background was created by the same developers who created the Tuni tool. Tooni Tool is a great cartoon making tool that I have featured in this blog post.