Change a Background Photo Online

I'll make it short: you can replace the background of a photo without the need for in-depth Photoshop skills. In fact, you don't need any photo editing skills at all. How can this be?

"This photo is perfect except for the background which is..."well, let's just say "bad". Have you ever had a thought like this? You have probably even made an attempt or two to edit the picture with the ruined background in a photo editor, to no avail. Surely, not all of us are designers or at least IT savvy. So, here is a way for the rest of humanity to change the background scene of any photograph – the PhotoScissors online tool.

Step 1: Select the photo you want to edit

Open PhotoScissors online, click the Upload button then select an image file. The program will remove the background from an image and display it in the browser:

image without background

The left part of the screen is for editing, while the right part displays the final result.

Normally, you would have to tinker with various selection tools, but PhotoScissors automatically removes the background from an image for you, and even if neural networks makes a mistake, you can correct the result using red and green markers. Click the green marker tool on the toolbar and mark objects that are on the foreground. Then select the red marker tool and mark background objects the same way.

Simple, right? Green is for objects that should stay, red is for the background you want to change. Note, that as you mark the image with the green and red tools, the preview on the right side reflects any changes you make. By default, PhotoScissors applies a transparent background to the picture.

Step 2: Change the background

Now, to replace the background of the photo, switch to the Background tab in the right menu.

In the Background tab, select "Image" from the dropdown, then click the "Select Image" button and select which image you would like to use as the new background.

Change image backgound

Nice! This background looks much better. And that didn't take too long. Finally, save the photo with the replaced background by clicking the Save button on the toolbar.