Remove the Background of an Image using Office 2010

Few of us use images in our daily lives. It could be for creating an invitation, writing a blog post, preparing Lab records/Instruction Manuals etc. We often Google for images and use them. However, sometimes the background of the image doesn’t blend so well with our document/invite and adding them does not give a good feel. There comes a need for removing the background of the image using any of the photo editing softwares available.

Office 2010 has an excellent image editing feature, which would help us do a lot of stuffs on images, including the remove background option. In this example, we will see how to do the same.

Step 1: Insert the image into any of the office Suite products. In this example, I will use the Word 2010.

Step 2: Double-click on the image; this will give you a separate picture Editing Menu Bar (as shown below)

Step 3: Select the Remove Background Option. This will give you a work area to play with. Here you can select the ‘areas to keep’ and ‘areas to remove’. Its as simple, as selecting the option and clicking your mouse cursor on that specific area.

Step 4: When you are done with the marking the areas, Click on the Keep Changes Button to save. This will give you the image with removed background.

Now you can use this image, for any purpose. This would be a transparent image (png) and hence, can be used on any background color!

To know how to add Artistic Effects to the image, do read this article!

If you have not tried the Office 2010 Version yet, Download it and Give it a shot. I’m sure, you would love it!


  1. Thanks for sharing such informative knowledge what a great feature in office 2010 and also it is so easy to do. If you have more knowledge about office 2010 please provide us because 2010 is new for us ..thanks for sharing

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