Five Great Apps to Edit Photo Backgrounds

You don’t have to be an expert in Photoshop to change or add a background to your photos. In fact, in most cases, all you need to do is download a simple app that will help you do that.

In this article, we will share with you five apps and give you our opinion on which ones are the best and for what exactly. Let’s get started.

When to Use an App to Change Backgrounds

There are many reasons why you might want to change the background of a photo. The background might look too busy or way too simple. Other times, you may want to create a unique composition that requires an entirely blank background. Along with that, with the help of a background app, we can tweak the photo so that one subject stands out. For example, if you have a picture of a white object, you can make the background black as a way to make the object stand out.

Whatever the reason might be, you should always do the change with an app that can do the task well and not mess up the original photo.

Five Best Apps to Edit Photo Backgrounds

There are tons of photo-editing apps on the market. In fact, there are so many that it can get a bit overwhelming to pick one. That’s why in order to help you, we’ve chosen the five best ones in our opinion.

Auto Background Changer

As you’ve probably guessed by the name, this is an app that works as an automatic background changer. It’s exceptionally straightforward to use and removes even the most complicated backgrounds, but you usually have to do some work to achieve the perfect results.

It’s available for both iOS and Android devices, exports in JPEG and PNG formats, has the options to add color, blur, or composite, and is entirely free to download.

As far as we’re concerned, if you just need to change the background of one photo without a lot of fuss, then this is the app for you.

Background Eraser Pro

This is one of the top-rated apps when it comes to adding a transparent background. It works as an automatic background-changer, so you only have to tap on the areas you want to remove, and the backdrop will be taken away instantly. After you cut your foreground image, you can save it as a sticker and put it on multiple photos.

This app also gives you an extensive array of backgrounds, and it’s easy to sort through the various categories until you find the new background that you need.

If you use an Android device, then this app is free to use. However, if you own an iOS device, then, unfortunately, there’s only the option to purchase it.


You may know Facetune as an app that helps people change their appearance; however, it has several selections that enable you to change the background of a picture as well.

With Facetune, you can change the background of a photo by adding overlay textures or changing the backdrop. However, that doesn’t allow you to change the background completely. It more so helps you remove any unwanted objects.

The new version of Facetune is available on both iOS and Android devices. However, the old one can be found only for iOS devices. Along with that, even though the app is free to download, using it does cost extra.

Apowersoft: Background Eraser

This is one of the best apps you will find on this list. It uses AI technology to help you remove the background and make the edits more accurate.

When using Apowersoft: Background Eraser, instead of you manually choosing the subject in your image, the AI will identify it, depending on what you select. Currently, the choice is between logo, product, or human. From there on, it will remove the background seamlessly while enabling you to make your image sharper and adjust it if it’s slightly blurry.

Along with that, this app allows for batch editing so that you can work on multiple photos at the same time. Currently, it’s available for both iOS and Android devices and is free to download, with some of the features requiring in-app payment.

Adobe Photoshop Express

Here’s one for the pros or those who want to get more serious about photography. The mobile version of Adobe Photoshop is a fantastic app to edit photo backgrounds. Not only can you change the background of a photo but you can do so much more.

This app allows you to remove or change the background and add more details later by making composites and adding multiple layers in the photo. The best thing about Photoshop Express is that it’s an all-in-one app. You get all the functions and tools you need to edit the entire photo and achieve your desired result. The only drawback is that it can be overwhelming for some people and difficult to navigate around.

Unfortunately, this app has only a paid version. However, it’s available for both iOS and Android devices.

Choosing Which App to Use

The app you choose depends on the results you want to achieve. If you just want to change the background of some photos and do nothing else, then download one of the apps that do only that and are very easy to use.

However, if you want to not only change the background but also edit the photo and make it more aesthetically pleasing, then you should opt for one of the more complex photo-editing apps that have many tools and functions.

If you want to learn more about photo editing, content creation, and increasing your social media following, then head over to the Camberlion blog for more articles and helpful information.

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