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Remove Portrait
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Effortlessly erase backgrounds from your portraits with Luminar Neo, the ultimate portrait background remover.

Remove Background from Portrait Easily | Luminar Neo

Why do you need a
Portrait Background

Free your mind from
routine task

Create personalized designs

Streamline your workflow

Separating people from the background is a lot of boring work. Your creative spark can be extinguished by this routine. With automatic Portrait Background removal, nothing will slow down your creativity.

With Portrait Background tool you can create a Christmas calendar for the whole family or a personalized greeting card, make a profile photo for your Linkedin, or just some fun memes for friends. You are free to explore any path.

Separating people from the background you need to be precise with the tiniest details like hair. With Luminar’s latest Portrait Background you can get high-quality images without long hours of work.

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Remove the background from your portrait and add amazing layers

Add as many layers as needed to fulfill any complex idea. Use blending and masking modes, make collages, add double exposure effects, and do more on each layer. You can make layers look completely different using Luminar’s presets and AI tools.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the portrait background removal feature automatic, or does it require manual adjustments?

The portrait background removal feature utilizes smart AI algorithms to detect and isolate the portrait subject from the background. However, you may need to use manual tools such as an eraser to achieve better results. This applies primarily to intricate backgrounds with a lot of detail.

How to remove background from portrait in Luminar Neo?

Removing the background from a portrait can be done manually or with the help of AI. When removing the background manually, you need to mask the main subject. When using an AI tool such as Luminar Neo’s Portrait Background Removal AI, you can simply select the subject that the AI has detected, removing it with a click.

What types of images and portrait backgrounds does the Luminar Neo effectively remove?

Luminar Neo effectively removes many portrait backgrounds, especially those clearly distinguishing between the subject and background. It works well with both simple and moderately complex backgrounds.

What is the difference between Portrait Background Removal and AI Background Removal?

Portrait Background Removal focuses on detecting and removing the background in portrait photos, where the subject is usually a person. It's designed to identify human figures accurately and separate them from the background. AI Background Removal, on the other hand, is a more general tool. It can remove backgrounds from various images, including non-portrait photos.

What is the benefit of removing the background from a portrait?

Removing the background from a portrait is useful for minimizing distractions. This can significantly enhance the focus on the subject, making it stand out more clearly. Also, it allows for creative flexibility, as you can replace the background to change the mood, context, or aesthetic of the portrait.

Can I replace the removed portrait background with a new image or solid color?

Absolutely! You can choose a background that complements the subject or aligns with the desired theme or aesthetic. Unleash your creativity to the fullest.

App Requirements


Mac Model

MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, Mac mini, early 2010 or newer


CPU Intel® Core™ i5 or better

OS version

macOS 11.0 or higher.


Memory 8 GB RAM or more (16+ GB RAM is recommended)

Disk space

Hard disk 10 GB free space; SSD for best performance


1280x768 size or better



Windows-based hardware PC with mouse or similar input device


CPU Intel® Core™ i5 or better, AMD Ryzen™ 5 or better

OS version

10 version 1909 or higher (only 64-bit OS)


Memory 8 GB RAM or more (16+ GB RAM is recommended)

Disk space

Hard disk 10 GB free space; SSD for best performance


1280x768 size or better


Open GL 3.3 or later compatible graphics card