Background Removal in Paint begins rolling out to Windows Insiders

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Hello Windows Insiders, Today we are beginning to roll out an update for the Paint app to Windows Insiders in the Canary and Dev Channels (version 11.2306.30.0). With this update, we are introducing background removal! With background removal, you can now remove the background of any image automatically in just one click leaving a smooth cutout of the subject. Background removal can detect the subject from the entire canvas or from a selection using the selection tool. [caption id="attachment_176534" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Short animation showing the background getting removed in Paint. Short animation showing the background getting removed in Paint.[/caption] To get started, paste or import content onto the canvas and click on the new remove background button in the toolbar to remove the background on your entire image. You can also use the rectangle select to specify an area that you want to remove the background on. As always, we love getting feedback from the community and we will be looking out for your thoughts and suggestions on this update! Please note that an earlier version of this update (version 11.2306.28.0) went live earlier today and includes a bug where a confidentality banner is shown. The newer update (version 11.2306.30.0) will correct the issue. FEEDBACK: Please file feedback in Feedback Hub (WIN + F) under Apps > Paint. Thanks, Dave Grochocki, Principal Product Manager Lead – Windows Inbox Apps

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Background removal tool in Microsoft Paint

If you are running on the latest version, you will notice a new button on the toolbar, right next to the selection tool. This is the background removal tool. Paste an image or open a photo that has a background, and click on the remove background button. Microsoft Paint will automatically delete the backdrop from the image, leaving the subject in focus.

That's pretty easy to use, isn't it? There is another way to use the tool, you can open an image, and use the rectangle select tool to mark a specific area on the picture. Click on the remove background button, and the application will clear the background inside the selected portion of the media.

Here's an animated demo from Microsoft that shows you how the background removal tool in Paint works.

microsoft paint remove background tool demo


(Image via Microsoft, and compressed for faster loading)​

 

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