Background Replacement

Product information

Replacing the background of a picture used to be difficult. You had to lasso around the object, cut it out and put it on a new background. Instead, you can now upload your picture to our service, and we will do all the magic!

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How to use the Background Replacement

Learn how to get started in just a few simple clicks!

Our policies

  • 1. Upload Your Image

    Start by selecting your file, which you can upload by File or URL.

  • 2. Run Background Replacement

    Once you have selected and uploaded your file, click "Create" to run the Background Replacement tool.

  • 3. Download Result

    As soon as the Background Replacement finishes, you can download the result.


How does Background Replacement work?

Background Removal - also known as Image Matting - is the process of extracting the foreground image from the background image. It is especially important for video and image editing, as it allows us to create visual effects without the need for a green screen.

Background Replacement utilizes the process of Image Matting in a similar sense as Background Removal does. It will work as Image Segmentation, an but with the difference that instead of labeling individual pictures to belong entirely to a background or foreground, it will also allocate an "alpha" value (described as a Mixed or Partial pixel) that states how much a pixel belongs to one or the other.

To replace the background, we will thus apply the process of Image Matting, extract the foreground and apply a new background on top of it.

This process of Image Matting can be described in a few simple steps:

  1. PreProcess: We "simplify" the image and reduce noise.
  2. Infer: We run the image through our AI model that splits the background from the foreground through Image Matting.
  3. PostProcess: Once the result is achieved, we carefully remove the background pixels from the image and replace those by our new background.

We’re here to help

As we simplify this entire process, by creating the model for you. Training state-of-the art models by their latest paper performances, while providing the transparancy you as a business require for what is happening behind the scenes.

Workcation takes away the pain in using state-of-the art AI models. Test and integrate AI into your application in just a few clicks.

Xavier Geerinck

CEO at


Find some examples below of what you can achieve!

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