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PowerPoint Remove Picture Background

How to Remove Picture Background in PowerPoint

Insert a Screenshot

A screenshot is a snapshot of an area on your screen that you can use as an image in your presentation.

  1. Click the Insert tab.
  2. Expand the Images group if necessary.
    Insert Screenshots and Remove Backgrounds
  3. Click the Screenshot button.
  4. Select a screenshot method:
    • Available Windows: Inserts an image of an open application window. This option will not work if the window is minimized.
    • Screen Clipping: Lets you capture a selected area of your computer screen.
    Insert Screenshots and Remove Backgrounds

To cancel a screen clipping, press Esc when the screen clipping mode is active.

Remove a Background

You can remove the background of any screenshot, picture, or graphic in your presentation.

  1. Select the picture with a background you want to remove.
  2. Click Remove Background on the Format tab.
    Insert Screenshots and Remove Backgrounds

    A new tab appears on the ribbon, and the picture is highlighted with a bright magenta color. Any magenta areas will be removed.

    Click and drag the box around what you want to keep.

  3. Click a Mark Areas button in the Refine group:
    • Mark Areas to Keep: Draw lines over the areas of a picture you want to keep.
    • Mark Areas to Remove: Draw lines over the areas of a picture you want to remove.
  4. Click and drag over a section of the picture to either add or remove it.
  5. Click Keep Changes.
    Insert Screenshots and Remove Backgrounds

To restore the background, select the image, click the Remove Background button, and click Discard All Changes.