Effortlessly remove video and GIF backgrounds with this free online app.
This free online tool automatically removes the background from a video or GIF quickly and easily.
Removing backgrounds using Unscreen is simple. Upload a clip from your computer or use a pre-selected GIF and the background is removed automatically.
Once the background is removed, Unscreen lets you replace it with pre-selected animated backgrounds, background colors, an image, or you can leave it transparent. The pre-selected backgrounds are interesting and easily applied with one click.
To download a clip, select the Download button. Clips are saved by default as GIFs, use the drop down arrow on the download button to save as a GIF, animated PNG, or a zip file of single PNG frames.
The free version supports .mp4, .webm, .ogg, .mov, .gif file uploads.
Processed videos are 5 seconds long (10 seconds if you sign up) have a resolution of 360p, and contain an unobtrusive Unscreen watermark in the lower right corner. Uploading a large video results in the first 5 seconds being processed.
Processing time depends on the size of the video and the speed of your internet connection. Short videos processed surprisingly fast for me.
It’s not perfect; busy backgrounds can have bits left behind and large solid looking objects can be mistaken for the background and retained, but for making fast GIFs it’s a great service.
Unscreen is a new tool created by the same people who make the popular background removal tool remove.bg (see our write up here). Give it a try if you want to make a quick, easy or fun GIF.
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