Using beautiful and impactful images in a PowerPoint slide presentation is the perfect way to keep things interesting. But sometimes, the background of an image can be distracting for your slides. Instead of going back to the drawing board and scouring the web for another free, high-quality photo that’s less busy, you can simply remove the background, keeping only the subject of the photo on your slide.

In this video, you will learn how to remove the background of an image using PowerPoint. We use a pretty picture of a butterfly and a bee to show how you can use the ‘Remove Background’ tool in PowerPoint to get rid of everything except the butterfly and bee itself. Please  note that the Remove Background feature is only available if you are using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 or later.)

Hint: If you watch the whole video you will discover few advanced tricks that will help you to get the perfect image by removing 100% of the background

Leave a comment below letting me know If you have any questions about how to remove background of an image in PowerPoint. I am always happy to help you 🙂


Sampath Sri Warnakula

About the author: Sampath is the Founder of, a business presentations design agency that helps businesses and education professionals to communicate effectively using engaging presentations. He considers himself a lifelong learner that strives to advocate for creativity in slide communications.

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