background removal tools

Crafting captivating visual book covers often requires the skillful manipulation of images – and that often means removing or replacing backgrounds. Fortunately, we are living in an age where technology has automated much of the heavy lifting. There’s a growing lineup of AI-powered tools designed to make background removal a breeze. Here’s an in-depth look at some of the industry’s leading offerings.

1. YouCam Perfect

YouCam Perfect is among the top choices for background removal in mobile apps. Leveraging AI technology, it accurately identifies background areas and swiftly removes them from images within seconds. With just a few clicks, you can effortlessly remove or replace image backgrounds automatically.


Arguably the most well-known AI background remover, offers a simple, straightforward approach to eliminating unwanted backgrounds. With a user-friendly interface, is an excellent choice for both beginners and professionals. One significant advantage is the speed – it usually takes less than 5 seconds to process an image.

3. Unscreen

Created by the same team behind, Unscreen is an AI tool specifically designed for removing backgrounds from video and GIFs – a task that was previously time-consuming and tedious. The user-friendly platform generates high-quality, transparent-background video clips and GIFs in a matter of seconds.

4. Slazzer

Another impressive AI tool, Slazzer, can remove photo backgrounds in just a few seconds. The tool’s API can be integrated into various services, from e-commerce platforms to graphic design apps, automating the background removal process.

5. BackgroundCut

BackgroundCut is a robust AI-powered tool that offers both precision and speed. It’s especially useful for product photos, given its ability to handle complex edges like fur or hair. The tool can also be used via API, making it an excellent choice for businesses.

6. Removal.AI

Removal.AI stands out with its simplicity and effectiveness, plus the added benefit of a built-in image editor. Users can remove the background, then immediately dive into editing and enhancing the image using the platform’s array of customization tools.

7. Kittl Background Removal

Kittl has an ai background remover that works great, especially with all their unique design templates and graphics.

8. stands out with its innovative approach. Not only does it offer background removal, but it also has a suite of artistic filters that can transform your images into pieces of art inspired by famous artists.

9. Colorcinch Background Remover

The AI-powered Colorcinch Background Remover adds another layer of functionality to the already feature-rich photo editing tool. This feature allows users to remove backgrounds from images with a single click. Coupled with Colorcinch’s wide range of artistic filters and editing tools, it enables users to create unique, captivating images without requiring advanced graphic design skills.

The beauty of these tools, including Colorcinch, is their ability to streamline the design process. With the advancement of AI, background removal has become an easily accessible feature, allowing both professionals and enthusiasts to focus more on creativity and less on the technicalities of photo editing.

Each of these tools offers its unique blend of functionality, ease of use, and pricing options. The best choice will largely depend on your specific needs, budget, and the scale of your projects. Yet, what they all have in common is their use of AI to streamline and enhance the creative process, making it quicker and more accessible than ever to create stunning visual content.

PS – I’ll go through and review each of these once my new templates are done and I start making cover design tutorials – you can also hire someone on fiverr to remove backgrounds but these tools make it easy enough you shouldn’t need to.

Derek Murphy
Derek Murphy

Derek Murphy is a cover designing indie author enthusiast, finishing a PhD in Literature and shopping for a castle in Europe.