You decided to give your social accounts a good "update" by setting up a new profile picture. After thinking about it for a few days, she decided to use one that depicts her face against a white background. Without having many skills in the field of photography and edition of photos, however, you fear you will not be able to take one.

Well, if that's the case, know that you have no reason to worry - I'm here to help you. In the following paragraphs, in fact, I will have the opportunity to explain in detail how to take photos with white background. I anticipate that there are several ways to do it: you can use a real white background to take a photo or use photo editing solutions, on a PC, mobile phone or tablet, to create the photo with the white background in post production.

So can you know what you're still doing there? Courage: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to focus on reading the following lines and, above all, try to implement the instructions that I will give you. I have nothing else to do, apart from wishing you a good read and, above all, making you very lucky for everything!

How to take photos against a white background with a backdrop

If you want "win easily », you can make one photo with white background turning to use of a backdrop, or a white panel to place behind the topic of your interest. Photographic backgrounds are also available for purchase at less than 40-50 euros in stores specialized in selling photographic accessories and in e-commerce sites, such as Amazon. Below you can find some that might be for you.


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After purchasing the white background, assemble it following the simple instructions contained in the user manual attached to the latter's sales package and make sure that the fabric from which it is made does not fold, otherwise it will compromise the quality of the shot. final. Then place the subject you want to photograph in front of the white cloth and take the photo with your Reflex or with your mobile phone. Simple, isn't it?

How to take photos with white background in Photoshop

Do you want to know how to crop photos with Photoshop to make your background white? I guarantee that there is nothing complicated in doing such an operation. However, before I explain how to proceed, let me remind you that Photoshop is a paid program: ad subscription Adobe Creative Cloud of € 12,19 / monthBut you can try its features for free for 7 days (as I explained in another guide).

To continue, start Photoshop on your PC and go to the menu File> Open ... located in the upper left to select the image to be imported into the program. Then select it magnetic lasso tool from the toolbar on the left (by right-clicking on the lasso tool ) And follow the contours of the subject portrayed in the photo trying to be as accurate as possible, because the final result you will get will depend on it.

At the end of the selection, press the button. Improved dash placed on top and use the adjustment bars that appear on the screen to try to make the selection more precise. Now right click inside the selection choose the item Select reverse from the context menu and then press the button Delete / Backspace at keyboard

At this point, a box should appear in the center of the screen: select the item target of menu content and confirm the operation by clicking on the button good. If everything went well, the background of the photo will turn white.

If you are satisfied with the final result, select the item Save Be of menu office hour Photoshop and voila. For more information on using Photoshop or breaking Photoshop, see the guides I've linked to you.

How to take photos with white background online

As you anticipated in the introduction, you can change the background of a photo to be white also using online services. One of the Best Apps web that can be used for this purpose is which, through an "intelligent" algorithm, describes the main themes present in a photo by making the background transparent (or, as we shall see, also white).

Before explaining how to use it, I want to tell you that the service is free only if it is used for personal purposes and if the images are changed with a not very high resolution (for example, up to 625 x 500 pixels). Also, in order to create the white background, you need to get a completely white image (you can easily download one of Internet searching " white background image «In any search engine).

To continue, connected to the main page of, click on the green button Select a photo and select the photo you want edit (alternatively, you can paste the URL from an image taken from the Internet in the text field or enter the URL ). If you are prompted to perform a verification procedure (for example, to recognize images that contain a specific topic), follow the instructions on the screen to complete it.

On the right side of the page, you should now see the subject of the bottomless photo. To apply the white background (i.e. the image you have previously downloaded from the Internet), click the button edit and then press the button fondo present in the window that opens. Select the article Select File from the menu that opens, select the white background to apply to the image and press it on the green button Save. On the page that opens later, right-click on the edited photo and select the item Save image with name from the context menu.

If instead of using you prefer to use online services similar to "classic" photo editing programs (like the Photoshop mentioned above), I suggest you try Photopea It is free and does not require the installation of any plugin to work. I've already talked about it in many of my guides, including how to edit photos online.

How to take white background photos on Instagram

Means take photos with white background on Instagram ? I am sorry to disappoint you, but the famous photo social network does not integrate any function that allows you to do something like that. However, you can use third party apps to be successful in business and then load the latter on the platform. If you want any advice on which apps to use for this purpose, I suggest you take a look at the next chapter that delves into it.

Application to take photos with white background

If you want any advice on which application to take photos with white background use on your devices, you'll immediately be glad to list some of them that are really easy to use and free.

  • Photoshop mix (Android / iOS) - It is one of the best photo editing apps available for Android and iOS. Among its innumerable functions, is the one that allows you to outline the subjects of the photos and make their background white or transparent. It works with free registration and is ad-free. For more information on its use, read the guide dedicated to the application to change the background of photos.
  • Pixlr (Android / iOS) - It's another free app that lets you touch up your shots with just a few taps. It allows you to colorize the background of your photos blank with the Brush tool, which is quite simple to use.
  • PhotoLayers (Android): is a free application that allows you to "crop" the subject in a photo in a fairly simple way and paste it on a new background (which can also be white if necessary). For more information on its use, see the guide where it illustrates its use.
  • Overlap Study (iOS): is a free application for iPhone and iPad that allows you to remove a subject from a photo and paste it onto a new background (all white in your case). If you want to know in detail how to best use it, check out this guide.