How To Remove White Background From Image In Google Slides

Have you ever wanted to remove the white background from an image in Google Slides but weren’t sure how to do it? Well, you’re in the right place! In this blog post, we will walk you through the process step-by-step.

Why remove an image background?

Removing the background from an image can make your presentation look cleaner and more professional. It can help your image to blend in with the slide, making it appear as though it was made for the slide rather than copied and pasted from elsewhere.

Steps to remove white background from image in Google Slides

Step 1: Insert the Image

The first step to remove a white background from an image in Google Slides is to insert the desired image. Here’s how:

  1. Open Google Slides and navigate to the slide where you want to insert your image.
  2. Click on the Insert tab from the toolbar at the top of the page.
  3. Select the Image option from the drop-down menu.
  4. Choose the image file from your device or from the internet and click on the Open button to insert it into your slide.

Step 2: Remove the Background

Once you’ve inserted your image, you’re ready to remove the white background. This process is relatively simple and straightforward:

  1. Select the image you want to remove the background from.
  2. Click on Format options under the Format tab on the top menu bar.
  3. In the Format options pane that appears on the right, expand the Adjustments section.
  4. Find and adjust the Threshold slider to the right.

Be aware that Google Slides doesn’t have a “remove background” feature like some other programs do. Instead, what you’re doing when you adjust the Threshold slider is making the white areas of the image transparent. This can achieve a similar effect, but it may not be suitable for all images or all types of backgrounds.

Step 3: Adjust Image Transparency

After you’ve adjusted the threshold, you might find that some parts of your image are still visible when they should be transparent. You can fix this by adjusting the image’s transparency:

  1. With the image still selected, go back to the Format options pane on the right.
  2. Under the Adjustments section, find the Transparency slider.
  3. Adjust the slider until you’re satisfied with the transparency of your image.

Note that increasing the transparency will make the entire image more see-through, not just the white areas. Be sure to adjust this setting carefully to achieve your desired effect.

Final thoughts

That’s it! You’ve now learned how to remove a white background from an image in Google Slides. While the tool doesn’t offer as advanced features as dedicated graphic design software, with a bit of tweaking and experimenting, you can achieve impressive results that might just make your presentation stand out!

Remember, it’s always crucial to ensure that you have the rights to use and modify any image you’re working with, especially if you’re planning to use your Google Slides presentation for commercial purposes.