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How to change image background color

Posted April 29, 2024

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Want to change the background color of your images within a video in just a few seconds?

Using AI technology, effortlessly remove photobombs, messy backgrounds, and keep the focus on your subject with image background removal. All you have to do is make your image background transparent, then replace with a solid background color. It’s as easy as a few clicks.  

Read on to explore how to change the background color of an image in Clipchamp.  

How to change the background color of an image 

Step 1. Import an image or select a stock image 

To change the color of your image background, first you'll need to import your media. Click on the your media tab on the toolbar, then either click on the import media button or upload your photos using one of our integrations like OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, or Xbox.  

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You can also select a stock image to remove and change the background color of. Click on the content library tab, then click on the visuals drop down arrow to select images. Browse the image library to find the perfect photo. 

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Drag and drop your image onto the timeline.  

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Step 2. Remove the background of your image  

Click on your image on the timeline so it's highlighted green. Next, right click on the video preview, then click on the remove background button. You can also access the background removal feature using the three dots on the floating toolbar, then clicking remove background button.

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Your image background will automatically start removing using AI technology. 

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Once the background of your image has been removed, a second asset will appear in the your media tab on the toolbar. Here, you will now have your original image and a second image with a transparent background. 

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Step 3. Change the background of your image to a solid color  

Now that your image has a transparent background, it’s time to add a solid color. Click on the content library tab then click on the visuals drop down arrow, then backgrounds.  

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At the top of the tab, you’ll see a black solid color option, a white solid color option, and an other color option. Drag and drop a color background onto the timeline below your image.  

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If you have selected the other colors option, the default color will be purple. To change the color of the black, white, or any colored background, click on the color tab on the property panel. Here, you can select brand colors, default colors, or select a color using the HSV picker. 

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Click on a color to apply the change. Your image will now have a new colored background.  

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Step 4. Preview and save your video 

To save your image with a colored background, it must be a part of a video. Make sure to preview your video using the play button before exporting. To save your video, click on the export button then select a video resolution.  

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6 reasons to change the background of a picture in your video 

  • Remove distractions from the background of your image in demo videos to keep the main focus on the subject.  

  • Make tutorial videos easier to follow by removing unnecessary busy backgrounds from images. 

  • Enhance your video and images aesthetic and visual appeal for social media by making the background more on trend or improve the overall aesthetic.  

  • Change the mood and tone of your images in YouTube videos by altering the background to suit your message and theme.  

  • Make branded content more recognizable by using background removal to delete and add specific colors in image backgrounds.  

  • Personalize images in slideshow videos to match a specific theme like Christmas, holidays, birthdays, and more by using different styles of image backgrounds.  

Frequently asked questions

How can I change the background of a picture to white?

Easily change the background of any PNG or JPEG image to white using the background removal feature. Just remember your image must be within a video to edit the background to white.

Is the background remover free in Clipchamp?

The image background removal feature is currently free to use in preview; post-preview it will be available as part of the Clipchamp premium subscription

Can I export my colored background image?

Once you have used the background removal tool on an image, your image with a transparent background will automatically be saved as a PNG file to your device. You can’t, however, click on the export button to export your image. The export button will only save your entire videos.

Learn more about ways to level up your images like color correcting and enhancing video quality.  

Try image background removal today with Clipchamp or download the Clipchamp Windows app.

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