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Microsoft is testing a background removal tool in Paint

An image showing background removal in Paint
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Microsoft is testing a new background removal tool in Paint. The feature is rolling out now to Windows Insiders in the Canary and Dev Channels (version 11.2306.30.0) and lets you remove an image’s background with a single click.

To use the tool, testers can open an image with Paint and then hit the background removal button on the left side of Paint’s toolbar. From there, Paint will automatically detect the subject of an image and cut away the background. Microsoft notes that you can also manually select the portion of the background that you want to remove.

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Bringing background removal to Paint would make the app even more useful. While I often use Paint for quick image edits, such as cropping,…

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