Background removal services

Get product photos that pop

Outsource your background removal and get those tedious, nitty-gritty edits off your plate.

Starting at 39¢ per image

Every image edited by humans, not by AI

AI photo editing tools can definitely speed things up—but at what cost? Many AI background removers only work with small resolution images, not to mention the time you have to spend manually inspecting each shot to find the inevitable imperfections. Most background removal jobs require some level of human intelligence to distinguish between the product and the background.

When you work with real people like the Path design team, there are no AI tech limitations. Every image is edited to perfection—no missed edges, awkward edits, or leftover background noise. Just pixel-perfect product photos edited by hand, every time.

  • Original
  • Path Edit
  • AI Edit

Spending all day removing backgrounds sucks the passion out of your work

Neat backgrounds and clean borders are key to making shoppers want to buy your products—but getting there takes way too long.

Online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay recommend or even require product photos on a white background. But you don’t have to waste all that time in Photoshop doing them yourself.

Especially when you're dealing with bulk image edits, every second counts. Let us handle the painstaking process of background removal, so you can focus on growing your business and creating stunning photography.

Leave your image edits to the experts

Outsource even your most intricate background removal projects to your very own virtual photo-editing studio, starting at 39¢ per image. Get large batches of edits done faster and cheaper than doing it on your own, in as little as 6 hours.

We remove every background by hand — no automation or shortcuts here.

Tailor your background removal order to fit your budget and timeline, no matter how tight.

Masterfully removing even the most complex backgrounds

Join thousands of ecommerce entrepreneurs and photographers trusting Path for quality photo edits

Your talent and creative energy is best spent doing what you love — not fiddling in Photoshop for hours figuring out tedious edits.

  • 40,000+ customers have trusted us with their image edits.
  • 8 million images enhanced and brought to life.

Our secret? Our talented designers remove each background by hand. This helps us get your edits right—no awkward Photoshop fails or missed details, even for images with challenging edges like hair or fur. We make sure every edge is perfectly sharp so you—and your customers—will love your product photos.

How it works

  1. Order your edits

    Upload your images, tell us a bit about what you need, and get a clear, budget-friendly price on the spot.

  2. Your designer edits your images by hand

    Our pro designers will tackle those tedious image edits, while you get back to the fun stuff.

  3. Get your images back in as little as 6 hours

    We’ll double-check your images to make sure they’re pixel perfect, and then send them right over.

How to know if outsourced background removal services are for you

You don’t have to do everything yourself. Outsourced background removal services are ideal if you are...

  • A busy professional photographer with batches of edits due from a recent product photoshoot

  • An ecommerce retailer who wants to use their time to move the needle instead of fiddling around in Photoshop

  • A freelancer or agency with tight client deadlines and tons of other deliverables to wrangle

  • What is actually involved in background removal service?

    Background removal is when you isolate the subject of a photo and wipe the rest of the image clean. You’re then left with a crisp white background (or a different background). Product photos with white backgrounds have become the industry norm, and many popular online marketplaces require white backgrounds.

    Places where background removal can be especially useful:

    • Ecommerce spaces, for selling products online
    • Selling products on online marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, or Etsy
    • In your own online catalog on your site

    Having a white background ensures a clean, simple look and makes sure your product is the star of the image.

    Image background removal isn’t only for white backgrounds. You can also add a single-color background, or a “contextual” background, like a beach if you’re selling beach towels, for example.

  • What techniques do you use to remove the background from photos?

    There’s no one way to remove backgrounds from images. It depends a lot on the type of subject. At Path, we use clipping paths to remove backgrounds, but there are some cases (especially when your subjects involve hair, fur, or fuzzy borders) when we use advanced Photoshop masking, or image masking.

    When it comes to clipping paths, we always go with hand-drawn clipping paths for natural-looking lines that make the products look realistic. We’ll use the Pen Tool in Photoshop to remove backgrounds, and make sure to zoom to capture even the smallest details.

  • When should I use image background removal services?

    When to use background removal

    • To comply with requirements of online marketplaces, such as Amazon and eBay
    • When the background is distracting or takes focus away from the subject of the image
    • To showcase the details of your product and make it stand out
    • To draw attention to an object in the foreground
    • If you need to isolate and show specific features of a product or object
    • Create a uniform background on multiple images, such as a product catalog or ecommerce store
    • To achieve a transparent background

    When not to use background removal

    • When the existing background provides great context for the object
    • If you can use lighting and backdrops to create white background product photos when you shoot
  • How much do background removal services cost?

    Background removal pricing depends on the complexity of your image and the techniques we need to use to get the perfect final shot. See the details on image masking and clipping path services for the different pricing categories for each service.