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Create a design with a white background
Create a design with a white background

Learn how to import a photo, give it a white background, and export the design.

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Written by Craig Wright
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A popular use of Photoroom is to replace the background of photos with a white background. It's great for product photos and you can add shadows for a more realistic effect.

Hiking boot with white background and shadow effect

If you want a transparent background rather than a white background, see Transparent backgrounds.

Note: This article is an introduction to creating simple backgrounds for your designs. If you are on the Pro plan and you want to apply a background to many images at once, see Edit multiple photos at once in Batch Mode.


On iPhone and iPad

To apply a white background to a design on the iPhone or iPad version of Photoroom:

(Video shows Photoroom on iPhone)

  1. On the Create page, select Start from photo and then choose a photo to import.

    Photoroom imports your photo and automatically removes the background. If the foreground object is not exactly how you want it, use the Cutout feature to edit it. For instructions, see Add and remove parts of an image with Edit Cutout.

    Alternatively, select Your Designs and then select one of your existing designs to work with.

  2. Choose the White template. This is a pre-made template that is included in the Photoroom library and it adds a white background layer to your design.

    When you choose a template, Photoroom displays your design in the editor.

  3. [Optional] Select the foreground object in your image and move it to the position you want. When you select the object, its layer settings are shown.

  4. [Optional] Select the foreground object and use the layer settings to edit the foreground object. For example, turn the Shadow feature on to add a shadow and then use the settings to style the shadow. Select Done to close the foreground object layer's settings.

  5. Select Export.

  6. [Optional] Use the export settings to change the file name and format and choose the workspace where your design will be saved.

  7. Select Save to Gallery to save your design to your phone. Photoroom also saves your design in the selected workspace.

    To learn more about the export feature, see Export a design.

  8. Select Done.

Note: You can also create a white background by editing the background layer and choosing white as its color. For instructions, see Change a background color.


On Android

To apply a white background to a design on the Android version of Photoroom:

(Video shows Photoroom on Android)

  1. On the Create page, select Start from photo and then choose a photo to import.

    Photoroom imports your photo and automatically removes the background. If the foreground object is not exactly how you want it, use the Cutout feature to edit it. For instructions, see Add and remove parts of an image with Edit Cutout.

    Alternatively, select Your Designs and then select one of your existing designs to work with.

  2. Choose the White template. This is a pre-made template that is included in the Photoroom library and it adds a white background layer to your design.

    When you choose a template, Photoroom displays your design in the editor.

  3. [Optional] Select the foreground object in your image and move it to the position you want. When you select the object, its layer settings are shown.

  4. [Optional] Select the foreground object and use the layer settings to edit the foreground object. For example, turn the Shadow feature on to add a shadow and then use the settings to style the shadow. Select Done to close the foreground object layer's settings.

  5. Select Export.

  6. [Optional] Use the export settings to change the file name and format and choose the workspace where your design will be saved.

  7. Select Save to Gallery to save your design to your phone. Photoroom also saves your design in the selected workspace.

    To learn more about the export feature, see Export a design.

  8. Select Done.

Note: You can also create a white background by editing the background layer and choosing white as its color. For instructions, see Change a background color.


On Web App

To apply a white background to a design on the web app (desktop) version of Photoroom:

(Video shows Photoroom on the web app)

  1. Log in to the web app at app.photoroom.com.

  2. Use Select a photo to import a photo.

    Photoroom imports your photo and automatically removes the background and applies the white template. If the foreground image is not exactly how you want it, use the Cutout feature to edit it. For instructions, see Add and remove parts of an image with Edit Cutout.

    Alternatively, select Designs and then select one of your existing designs to work with. To apply the white template, select Templates and then choose the white template.

  3. [Optional] Select the foreground object in your image and move it to the position you want. When you select the object, its layer settings are shown.

  4. [Optional] Select the foreground object and use the layer settings to edit the foreground object. For example, turn the Shadow feature on to add a shadow and then use the settings to style the shadow.

  5. Select Download.

  6. [Optional] Use the download settings to change the file name and format.

  7. Select Download to save your design in Photoroom and download a local copy in the browser.

    To learn more about the export feature, see Export a design.

Note: You can also create a white background by editing the background layer and choosing white as its color. For instructions, see Change a background color.


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