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

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.

Leave it 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.

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

We’ve removed these tricky backgrounds

  • 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.

Why ecommerce entrepreneurs and photographers outsource their background removal projects to Path

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

  • 31,593 customers have trusted us with their image edits.
  • 3,148 images are edited each day.

We remove every image background by hand to deliver clean images so that there are no awkward Photoshop fails, especially if your subjects have tricky hair or fur. We’re not finished until every edge is sharp and smooth, and every minor detail captured.
Your talent and creative energy is best spent doing what you love — not fiddling in Photoshop for hours figuring out tedious edits.

How it works

  1. Request a quote for the images you need edited — we’ll get back to you within 45 minutes
  2. Approve your quote and give us the green light to get started
  3. Upload your images, and then let us do the rest

How to know if outsourced background removal services are right 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