Outsource your background removal and get those tedious, nitty-gritty edits off your plate.
Pixel-perfect background removal services
Let our skilled designers transform your bulk product images into powerful selling tools.
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 your most intricate background removal projects to your own virtual photo-editing studio, starting at just 39¢ per image.
Get high-volume image edits done faster and more affordably than doing it in-house, 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
How much do background removal services cost?
The cost of our background removal services varies according to the type and complexity of your images:
- For images involving hair or fur, our skilled editors apply advanced Photoshop image masking techniques to maintain the finest details and clarity.
- In other scenarios, we utilize the Photoshop pen tool to create a precise clipping path for a flawless product cut-out.
Here's a breakdown of our pricing:
- Background removal using image masking techniques: starts at $1.19, can go up to $8.99 USD, depending on complexity.
- Background removal through clipping path creation: prices range from $0.39 to $10.99 USD.
Estimating your costs is as easy as clicking a button. You can instantly check potential costs for your images, and receive a tailored quote within just 45 minutes.
How do you remove the background?
Our process for removing backgrounds is entirely rooted in the use of Photoshop—no other software or automated tools in sight.
Our process varies based on the image characteristics:
- Images with hair or fur: For these images, we employ a combination of techniques for the best results. We use various Photoshop image masking techniques to isolate areas with hair or fur, while the remainder of the image, especially those areas with sharp edges, is handled with a clipping path to ensure maximum quality.
- Images without hair or fur: For these images, we utilize the Pen tool in Photoshop to create a clipping path for the entire image.
After the background removal process, we save your image according to your chosen format and settings.
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.
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
Do you offer discounts for bulk orders?
Yes, we certainly do! We've tailored options to cater to the needs of clients with bulk orders or frequent service needs. Here's how you can save:
- Path credits system: With this system, you can achieve significant savings. By purchasing 1200 credits for just $1,000, you can save up to $200, resulting in a 17% discount. It's an efficient and cost-effective solution for placing regular orders.
- Tailored discounts: We value our clients' unique needs. Share your specific requirements with us—be it the frequency of your service use or the estimated annual volume of images—and we'll explore how we can provide you with additional discounts. Don't hesitate to reach out to us!
How do you ensure the security and confidentiality of my images?
Your images' security and confidentiality are our utmost concern. We've put in place several measures to ensure this:
- Usage: Your images are used solely for editing purposes and are not utilized for any advertising or promotional activities.
- Production office security: Our production office computers are equipped with robust security measures to prevent unauthorized access and potential data breaches.
- Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs): Every member of our team, including designers and other staff, has signed strict NDAs to ensure the utmost protection of your image files.
- Server security: Our servers, which house your images, are fortified with firewalls and other advanced security measures.
- SSL protection: All uploads are SSL protected to ensure data encryption during transmission.
For additional peace of mind, we're open to signing an additional NDA. Should you require this, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Your trust and peace of mind are crucial to us.
What differentiates you from competitors or automated tools?
While there are many competitors in the market, including automated tools, several key factors set us apart:
Human touch: Unlike automated tools that process images based on algorithms, our skilled designers manually remove backgrounds using Photoshop, ensuring precision and attention to every detail. Each image is not just edited, but meticulously crafted.
Quality assurance: Our rigorous, multi-step quality control process ensures that each edited image meets our exacting standards of perfection. This dedication to quality sets us apart from others. But don't just take our word for it—see what our customers have to say on our Trustpilot profile page.
Scalability: No matter if you're a small business owner with a handful of images or a large corporation with thousands, we have the capacity to handle bulk orders without compromising on quality or turnaround time.
Customer support: We pride ourselves on our superior customer service. Our team is available 24/7 via phone, email, and live chat, responding to emails within just 45 minutes. We're dedicated to helping you achieve the exact results you need.
Pricing: We offer competitive pricing with a focus on delivering value. With discounts for bulk orders, we are a cost-effective solution for businesses of all sizes. Moreover, our Path credits system allows for additional savings and swift, convenient placement of regular orders.
Social responsibility: As a UN Global Compact partner, we're committed to sustainable and socially responsible practices. We've created hundreds of jobs in rural areas of Bangladesh and regularly participate in donations and other charity activities. Additionally, we consult with other outsourcing businesses, guiding them towards becoming ethical, conscious companies.
Each of these elements contributes to an experience that we believe is truly unmatched in our industry.
Which file formats do you accept?
We're flexible with the file formats you can send us and the ones we can deliver in.
Accepted Formats for Submission:
You can send us your images in these formats:
Available Formats for Delivery:
After we edit your images, we can return them in the following formats:
During the ordering process, you can specify your preferred file format and settings for the background and layers. It's important to note, though, that the availability of certain file formats depends on the services ordered.
This flexibility ensures you can work in the format that's most convenient for you, without compromising on the quality of our background removal services. Our expert team is equipped to handle a range of formats and deliver pixel-perfect results every time.
Is there a maximum file size limit that you can handle?
Yes, we do have a maximum limit for file uploads, but it's quite generous! You can upload files up to 1GB each, which should be more than enough for most high-resolution images.
However, to save time and bandwidth, we recommend saving your images into JPG format when possible, especially if your end requirements allow for it. These files will be a few megabytes each but still retain sufficient quality for most purposes.
Remember, our goal is to ensure a seamless, efficient process for you from start to finish. If you have unique requirements or questions about file size or format, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our customer service team.
What is the turnaround time for your background removal services?
When placing an order, you can choose from the following turnaround time options:
- 6 hours
- 12 hours
- 24 hours (default)
- 48 hours
- 96 hours
Please note, the cost will vary depending on the turnaround time you select. While faster delivery options will come at a slightly higher price, you can avail discounts if you opt for a longer turnaround time of 48 or 96 hours.
Keep in mind, some of the shorter turnaround options might not be available at the time of ordering, especially for orders with a large number of images or high complexity. We strive to deliver all orders with high quality, regardless of the timeline chosen.
What other services do you offer in addition to removing background?
We offer a range of additional services, some of which can be combined with background removal, while others can be ordered separately. These include:
Services combined with Background removal:
- Shadow creation: We can add different types of shadows such as natural, drop, or reflection to your images, offering a more lifelike look.
- Photo retouching: We can fix scratches and spots, remove wrinkles and imperfections, and enhance the textures in your images.
- Ghost mannequin: We're skilled at removing the mannequin from clothing items, giving them a complete and appealing look.
- Color change: We provide true-to-life color modifications, creating variants in any hue required to match your vision.
- Clipping Path: We craft precise paths that can isolate your product images, enabling them to be showcased against various backgrounds.
- Multi-clipping path: We create multiple paths within a single image, allowing different parts of the image to be manipulated individually.
- Vector conversion: We can proficiently convert your raster images to vector format, ensuring scalability without any loss of quality.
These additional services are designed to complement our background removal service, equipping you with all the necessary tools to make your product images truly stand out.
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.
3,148 images are edited each day.
Our secret? Every single image background is removed by hand. This ensures flawless execution — no awkward Photoshop fails or missed details, even with the most challenging hair or fur subjects. Our job isn't done until each edge is perfectly sharp, every minor detail captured, and your image looks absolutely stunning.
How it works
- Request a quote for the images you need edited — we’ll get back to you within 45 minutes
- Approve your quote and give us the green light to get started
- Upload your images, and then let us do the rest
Discover if our outsourced background removal services are right for you
You don't have to juggle everything yourself. Our outsourced background removal services are the perfect solution if you're…
A busy professional photographer with batches of edits due from a recent product photoshoot
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A freelancer or agency with tight client deadlines and tons of other deliverables to wrangle