Remove Parts of an Image

Remove unwanted objects, spacing, or information from an image.

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Remove parts of an image to focus attention on other areas or to hide objects and shapes.

Snagit offers several tools to remove parts of an image including:

Cut Out Parts of an Image

Cut out parts of an image to remove unwanted space, objects, and information.
Cut out image example

  1. Click the Cut Out tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Cut out tool
    Note: If the tool is not visible in the toolbar, click the More dropdown. To customize your toolbar, see Customize the Snagit Toolbar.
  2. Select a Quick Style to determine the direction and edge style of the cut.
    Default cutout quick styles
  3. A line appears on the Canvas. Click and drag on the Canvas to select the area to remove.
    Cut out canvas example

Note: For Cut Out styles with straight edges, Snagit seamlessly stitches the sections together. For other edge styles, Snagit leaves a gap. The size of the gap is not editable.

Fill with Color to Remove Parts of an Image

Fill parts of an image with color to match or hide objects and shapes in an image.
Fill with background color to remove shapes example

Note: To change a color in an image to transparent, see Remove a Background.

  1. Click the Fill tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Fill tool
    Note: If the tool is not visible in the toolbar, click the More dropdown. To customize your toolbar, see Customize the Snagit Toolbar.
  2. Select a Quick Style or edit the tool properties to customize the tool.
  3. To select the fill color, click the Eyedropper button and then click to select a color from anywhere on the screen.
    Eyedropper Select color with eyedropper
  4. Click to apply the fill color to a location on the Canvas.

The fill color replaces the existing color in the image with the selected color. For more information, see the Fill Tool.

Select and Remove Parts of an Image

Quickly select and delete unwanted parts or objects in an image.
Select and delete object example

  1. Click the Selection tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Selection tool
    Note: If the tool is not visible in the toolbar, click the More dropdown. To customize your toolbar, see Customize the Snagit Toolbar.
  2. In the Tool Properties, choose a selection shape: Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, or Freehand.
    Selection shapes
  3. Select a Background Fill option to fill the area when the selection is moved or deleted:
    • Transparent: Fills the area with transparency to display the Canvas underneath.
    • Auto-Fill: Automatically fills the area based on the content surrounding the selection.
  4. Click and drag to draw the selection on the Canvas.
  5. Press the Delete key to remove the selection.

For more information, see the Selection Tool.

Erase Parts of an Image

Show the Canvas as you erase parts of an image.

  1. Click the Eraser tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Eraser tool
    Note: If the tool is not visible in the toolbar, click the More dropdown. To customize your toolbar, see Customize the Snagit Toolbar.
  2. Select a Quick Style or edit the tool properties to customize the tool.
  3. Click and drag on the Canvas to erase parts of the image.
    Erase an image example

Note: Select Image > Canvas Color (Windows) or Image > Change Canvas Color (Mac) to change the eraser color. If the Canvas color is set to transparent, you will see a checkerboard pattern as you erase. For more information, see Remove a Background.

For more information, see the Eraser Tool.

Crop Parts of an Image

Crop to remove unwanted areas from the edge of an image to focus attention.

  1. Click the Crop tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Crop tool
    Note: If the tool is not visible in the toolbar, click the More dropdown. To customize your toolbar, see Customize the Snagit Toolbar.
  2. To select the area to crop, drag the blue handles.
    Drag blue handle
  3. To move the selected area, click and drag the selection to a new location.
    Click and drag to move
  4. Click the Crop button to save the changes.
    Crop button

Snagit applies the crop to the image on the Canvas.

Crop before/after example