Apps Replace Background of Image in Photos app in Windows 11

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This tutorial will show you how to replace the background of any image with a solid color using the Photos app in Windows 11 and Windows 10.

The Microsoft Photos app included in Windows is a rich media experience that empowers you to do more with your photos and videos. View, organize, and share photos from your PC, OneDrive, iCloud Photos (only on Windows 11) and other devices all from one gallery.

Microsoft is adding an option to replace the background of image with a solid color in the Photos app starting with version version 2023.11110.8002.0 rolling out to all Windows Insiders.


Here's How:

1 Open the image you want to replace the background of with a solid color in the Photos app.

2 Click/tap on the Edit image (Ctrl+E) button on the toolbar. (see screenshot below)


3 Click/tap on the Background tab on the toolbar. (see screenshot below)

The Photos app will automatically start Finding the background of the image.


4 Click/tap on Ok, and click/tap on Replace. (see screenshot below)


5 Perform one or more of the following actions to select a custom color to replace the background with: (see screenshot below)
  • Adjust the color range to what you want.
  • Select a color you want.
  • Manually enter the Hex or RGB color code you want.

6 If you want to modify the background areas to replace, then: (see screenshot below)
  1. Turn on Background brush tool.
  2. You can select to Add (not replace) or Subtract (replace) background areas for what you want.
  3. Adjust the Brush size to what you want.
  4. Adjust the Brush softness level to what you want.
  5. Using the circle brush tool, add or subtract the areas on the image you want.

7 When finished, click/tap on the Apply button. (see screenshot below)


8 Click/tap on Save options, and click/tap on Save as copy, Save, or Copy to clipboard in the drop menu for what you want. (see screenshot below)


That's it,
Shawn Brink

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