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How to Change Background Image in Snapseed?

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Photography is something that nobody loves or can say no to. If you have a DSLR or a phone with a decent camera, you can snap some beautiful images with the right set of knowledge. So never say no to your inner photographer, who is destined to do more.


So today we’re going to see a popular editing application known as Snapseed, which is owned by Google’s search engine giants. This is a popular editing application known for improving the overall appearance of our current images by inserting various filters, adjusting the backdrop, adding more light or increasing, reducing contrast, and even more importantly fixing or enhancing stuff that adds up to your photos. This is most commonly used by people who love to edit their images to a larger degree to share them on social media or other such purposes.

And the Snapseed Context Remover is a special feature that is loved and used by many users. As you know how a good picture can be ruined by unwanted artifacts such as leaves, people, or some other intruders that make the shot losing its original essence. However what we don’t know is that the same tools Snapseed can also be used to delete unwanted items or stuff from your images, which can give you a cleaner and more sophisticated context, highlighting your shot like never before. Though it’s a little time-consuming operation, the end product will be astounding, so be a bit patient.

So you’re still confused over how to adjust your background using Snapseed on pc. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you, just scroll down to get your questions answered.

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Before we start to modify or remove the background of the image, first look to improve the image by inserting a filter of your preference. Go for a filter that usually maintains the natural tone of the picture instead of making it too glossy or too shady. Now, in the next move, try to lower your exposure. When you do that, it’s going to get rid of the intrusive backdrop. Do this by clicking the Tools tab, and then pick the Brush icon.

When you press it, the exposure scale will be noticeable at the bottom, use the exposure scale to darken the areas in the background. Slowly drag your fingertips over the regions. Areas such as the borders and the intricate areas, magnify the picture so that you have the best results. Though the Exposure Brush deals very well with the dark backdrop of the image, it can’t help if the image has any serious bright spots all over it. If you have such serious bright spots in your photos, the healing tool would be your top choice. Using the Healing Tool, tap the shiny spots repeatedly until it’s almost concealed.

Now, with the aid of the exposure tool, offer some final touches. Try to leave the backdrop a little realistic or simple, or make the background dark. Again, this depends solely on the picture you have or your chosen mode. Once you’ve finished editing your image, press the Tick icon and save it up close. The resulting picture may not be up to the mark because it will be your first attempt, but trust me that that it does the job. So after a few times, you can perfect it.

Alternative method: Selective darkening

This is going to be an alternate way to adjust the backdrop for a picture, and this is going to be by Selective Darkness or a tool. This tool helps you to change a certain region by selectively changing the lighting, contrast, etc. by stating that, unlike the above method, this will only operate with pictures of a very dark backdrop.

So we’ll start this step by first eliminating any unwanted obstacles or barriers from the picture using the healing tool. Label the hindrances with the tiny spots such that the patches are even and smooth. Now the next move is to click on the Select tool and hit the backdrop on which you are working. Start with the outer edge of the picture. So, slowly, use your fingertips efficiently to increase/decrease the focus areas in the pictures.

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But now the areas that are highlighted red are going to be those that are going to get darkened. So this is the highlight of Snapseed because its methods are clever enough to discern between backgrounds and foreground, enabling you to work at ease. Now the next critical step will be to reduce the visibility of the region by swiping left. Do this so that you can eventually arrive at your end outcome, where you’ve modified your backdrop by removing all the unnecessary items that give your picture a modern feel.

So, after you make a selective reduction in brightness, you’ll get the picture with the feel you wanted to achieve. But if you do want to see a darker background, you can use the healing tool. So, ultimately, I want to finish by suggesting that this approach fits best on images that have darker tones or on photographs that have a core appeal that you’d like to enhance.

So these are the two approaches that you can use to alter the backdrop of your image by eliminating unnecessary elements. Both strategies are not that tiresome but take some persistence, and at the end of the day, you get rewarded with solid results.