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Add A Black Background
To A Photo With Ease

Make an image instantly stand out with a chic black background. It’ll only take a few clicks with Luminar Neo

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How To Add A Black Background To An Image With Precision And Speed?

Luminar Neo is an AI-powered photo editor that can help you easily add a black background to an image with needed precision and speed. Use the Background Removal AI Extension and quickly remove a background from an image. Plus, with the Layers feature you can easily experiment with your subjects and backgrounds. 
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Three Reasons To Make The Background Black

Here are three common reasons to make the background black:

Dramatic Contrast

Black backgrounds create a striking contrast with the subject or object in the foreground. This high contrast can make the subject stand out prominently, drawing the viewer's attention directly to it. 

Elegance and Sophistication

Black backgrounds can convey a sense of elegance, sophistication, and luxury. Easily elevate the perceived quality and value of the subject.


By using a black background, you can eliminate distractions and isolate the subject or object in the image. Highlight specific details, and create a clean and minimalist backdrop that allows the subject to take center stage.

Revamp Your Images By Adding A Black Background To Photos

A black background can evoke specific emotions or moods, depending on the context and the subject being photographed or designed. Create a sense of mystery, depth, or timelessness. 

Black Out A Background To Instantly Improve Your Photos

Black out a photo background easily in Luminar Neo. Simply remove the background with the Background Removal AI Extension, and add a black background in Layers.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How to add a black background to a photo with Luminar Neo?

Want to make the backdrop black? Edit a background easily with Luminar Neo’s AI-powered tools Background Removal AI Extension or the Portrait Background Removal AI tool, and then easily add a black background in Layers.

What file formats are best for photos with a black background?

The choice of file format for photos with a black background depends on the intended use and the specific requirements of your project. You can use any of the common photo formats for black backgrounds.

Can I make my image's black background more or less transparent?

You can experiment with transparency when doing black background photo editing thanks to the Opacity slider.