Make Image Background transparent on iPad and iPhone

Its easy to remove a background from an image or make its background transparent from your iPhone or iPad device.

Use the Keynote App

You need the Keynote app, which usually comes pre-installed on your apple device. If you don’t have it, you can download from the App store.

While the keynote app is essentially Apple’s PowerPoint and meant for making presentations, it has some cool image editing tools. Continue reading to see how to remove the background from an image in Keynote.

How to make background transparent on iphone

First, open a blank presentation.

Insert the photo you want to remove the background from. For this demo we will be using a picture of a chicken. This the same chicken from the Chicken TV Youtube Channel.

Keynote Photo Editor

Instant Alpha Tool

Next, tap on that paint brush to format the image. Tap on “instant alpha

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Make background transparent using keynote on iphone or ipad

Now you can drag your finger on the background portions you want to remove. The more area you select, the more the background disappears.

Go a little bit at a time to avoid erasing the part you want to keep. If you mess up you can always tap undo. You can even reset the image to its original state.

Zoom in and get all the stray bits.

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Erase background with instant alpha tool

Once your done, tap Done.

Use Transparent Image

Now the image of the chicken has a transparent or removed background and we can overlay it on another background, like this open road in Chitral.

Now we have a giant chicken crossing the road.

An image with a less noisy background is easier to remove or make transparent on the ipad or iphone.

Try it for yourself.

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