How to Change Photo Background in PhotoScape

December 1, 2011 |  by  |  Share

PhotoScape is a free powerful photo editor. As we reviewed earlier, it’s full of various photo editing techniques among which there is image background editing. To replace an old background in PhotoScape, you can select one of the following methods: crop photo background, paint background or clone background. Each option has pros and cons. Have a look at a PhotoScape tutorial to apply the method that suites you best.

Crop Background

Crop background is a good way to remove photo background in PhotoScape. However, if you use this mode, you will save only important photo element with no background at all. Here is a step by step guide on how to crop a background as in the image sample:

Crop Background

  1. Open PhotoScape Editor tab;
  2. Select a photo;
  3. Choose “Crop Freely” and mark “Chop Round Image” as in the image above;
  4. Use your mouse to create a circle and stretch it to select the key area;
  5. Click “Crop” to preview the image without old background;
  6. Save cropped area to get an image without background.

Clone Background

Cloning a background with a clone stamp is an ideal method to copy and paste one object in the picture twice, three times or million times. The technique is similar to the copy-paste mode in Microsoft Word:

Copy Background

  1. Open PhotoScape Editor tab;
  2. Select a photo;
  3. Under Tools tab click “Clone Stamp”;
  4. Use simultaneously Alt and click the area you want to copy (number 1 in the image);
  5. Click any desired area on the background area to paste the initial part of the background (number 2 on the image);
  6. Hit “Save” button to save the photo onto your PC.

Paint Background

Paint background with some color and hide the background area of a photo that you don’t want others to see. Paint brush is not 100% ideal and naturally looking like in Photoshop or GIMP as PhotoScape is an amateur photo editor. However, it would work for on the run photo editing.

Paint Background

  1. Open PhotoScape Editor tab;
  2. Select a photo;
  3. Under Tools tab click Color Picker (number 1 on the sample image). The image color recognized by Color Picker is displayed in the pop-up next to the tool icon;
  4. Click close to the area you plan to paint (action number 1 on the image);
  5. Click “Paint Brush” and use your mouse to start painting the desired area;
  6. Save the resulting image when you are done.

No matter which way you prefer: crop, copy or paint background, PhotoScape does its image editing work perfectly.

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12 Comments


  1. Moody hunk Gunu

    photoscape is best for begginerz…………..so ghaintzzzz edied pics …………….

  2. THANKS KEEP IT UP THE PHOTOSCAPE IS A BEST PHOTO EDITOR

    • Great tutorial, I have been likoong for this, Just would also like to know how to make the clickable image include an cursor-effect (for example shadow effect, or increase in size/zoom effect), as I know you can do this with clickable text link in i-web, but how would you do this on a clickable image???Many Thanks

  3. Hi Jeet,

    Thanks a lot for good words! PhotoScape is a great product.

    Anna,
    Editor at Photo Software & Design Blog

  4. Photoscape is best..

  5. If you are saying that in your pic.first crop rounded and in last step thar take the brush to start painting but what about others space.If we cant do brush easily ?????? But Thanks To tell the Hint.

  6. I love using photo scape. It would be great if I could remove a object from one picture and place it in another photo without any of the photo background. Almost like a clean crop of just the object. Any software out there besides photoshop or gimp ? To hard for me to use ?

  7. plz tell me the change of bakeground of photoshope

  8. plz email me the steps to crop an image

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